Apple unveils iOS 17.3 with long-awaited security features for iPhone2 min read

Apple has rolled out iOS 17.3, introducing a few notable enhancements and security features. Among these updates, Stolen Device Protection stands out as an invaluable tool for safeguarding your personal information in case your device falls into the wrong hands.

Stolen Device Protection takes a proactive approach to device security, going beyond the traditional reliance on passcodes.

When Stolen Device Protection is enabled, some features and actions have additional security requirements when your iPhone is away from familiar locations such as home or work. These requirements help prevent someone who has stolen your device and knows your passcode from making critical changes to your account or device.

  • Face ID or Touch ID biometric authentication: Some actions such as accessing stored passwords and credit cards require a single biometric authentication with Face ID or Touch ID — with no passcode alternative or fallback — so that only you can access these features. 
  • Security Delay: Some security actions such as changing your Apple ID password also require you to wait an hour and then perform a second Face ID or Touch ID authentication. 

Alongside Stolen Device Protection, iOS 17.3 brings collaborative playlists to Apple Music. Furthermore, for frequent travelers, iOS 17.3 enables AirPlay streaming to select hotel TVs. This feature allows you to wirelessly stream your favorite content from your iPhone to the big screen of your hotel room, providing an enhanced viewing experience.

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