Popular among the iPhone users, FBI, Police usually have the right-cracking codes and tools to by-pass iPhone passwords, Touch ID and more, this is usually done by law-enforcement to remove Apple’s encryption safeguards.
But today, Apple launches the iOS 11.4.1 update and it is currently rolling out, dubbed as USB Restricted Mode. It is a minor update but helps to improved and set new strategized security features.
Thankfully, it can be enabled both on the latest and former iPhones that are still listed to receive updates, the settings is quite simple and short.
“We’re constantly strengthening the security protections in every Apple product to help customers defend against hackers, identity thieves, and intrusions into their personal data,” Apple said in a statement on the feature. “We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don’t design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs.”
Apple is shutting down any unauthorized entrance to iPhones via any USB cable, after all, when they had a collision with FBI in 2016, Apple refused to establish or create a program or software that would allow FBI by-pass the iPhone users without his access.
But somehow, they did and rumors were related to USB leaked entrance, but with the help of USB Restricted Mode, things would be a lot different and harder for anyone to have access or to intrude into someone personal data!
To set the new update, check under Face ID (or Touch ID) & Passcode >> new toggle for USB Accessories, over the time, it is usually switch off.
Which explains that once your iPhone or iPad has been locked for over an hour, iOS will no longer allow USB accessories to connect to the device but you can turn it on to remove the hour limit, only if you want to connect to your iPhone via USB even after locked over an hour.
Anyways, it is advisable to keep the feature option disable even, this will definitely make your iPhone most secured. Apple should be aware that law enforcement agency and others, will look for another illegal method to get access into iPhones.