Here’s the new protection system in case of theft of iOS 17.3

Anti-theft system in iOS 17.3

iOS 17.3 The first beta of iOS 17.3 for developers is now available. And a new update cycle will begin in the next few weeks. We’re still enjoying the new features of iOS 17.2, but we still have time to break down what’s new in this first beta. One of the key features of iOS 17.3 will be a new feature. Anti-theft system Designed to increase user safety from theft of various devices. Identification through Face ID or Touch ID is more important than ever. We tell you everything below.


Protect important iOS features with the new iOS 17.3 protection.

Surely many of us know people or even ourselves have witnessed the theft of any device. The current security of iOS and the rest of the operating systems is high. But it can be defeated as long as we have a passcode in addition to Face ID and Touch ID. Thieves can steal our devices. And if he knows the password He will be able to bypass biometric identification and gain access inside our device. This will change in iOS 17.3 with the addition of anti-theft protection.

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This system was designed by Apple and tested in the first iOS 17.3 developer beta and includes: Once inside the unlocked device When performing certain actions You will be asked to identify yourself using Face ID or Touch ID. This is to ensure that the person in front of the machine is truly the owner. That is, if this new protection system is enabled. Users must identify themselves when on an unlocked device to access the following options:

  • View/use passwords or passwords saved in iCloud Keychain
  • Request a new Apple Card
  • View the virtual Apple Card
  • Disable lost mode
  • Erase all content and settings
  • Take actions with Apple Cash in Wallet
  • Use a payment method saved in Safari
  • Use your iPhone to set up a new device.

Greater security even for certain operations

In addition, Apple also comes with new ideas and One hour delay on certain actions within iOS if The device is not connected or in a known location. That is, if I have some locations configured to be known. and someone tries to change my Apple ID password to another location, Apple delays that action for an hour. Then request biometric authentication again.

These actions with delayed effects must be taken, among other things, with important security elements for the user: disabling the anti-theft system, disabling the search app, adding or removing Touch ID and Face ID, update Apple ID elements (phone, payment method, etc.), change iPhone password or change Apple ID password

It is clear that This anti-theft system increases user safety. Resist thieves even if they gain access to your device. But it can do little without our face or fingerprints. We’ll see if Apple is confident in the system and releases it for sure, or if, on the contrary, they want to wait for iOS 17.4.

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