Lock Apps with Guided Access
When you share your iPhone, worry creeps in about others snooping around. Luckily, Apple has a cool trick called ‘Guided Access.’ It’s like a digital lock for your apps. Turn it on in Settings > Accessibility, and when you lend your phone, triple-click the side button, tap Guided Access, and then Start. It even has its own passcode, so no one can peek at your stuff.
Hide Your Private Photos
Sometimes, you’ve got photos you’d rather keep to yourself. Apple lets you make a secret folder in the Photos app. Pick a photo, tap More, then Hide. Easy, right? Now, your personal pics stay private, needing your face or fingerprint to unlock.
Keep Your Notes Super Private
We all note down things we don’t want everyone to see. For those personal notes, Apple’s got your back. Go to Settings > Notes > Password. Make a special password (not your usual one), and you can even use Face ID or Touch ID to lock up individual notes.
Hide Your Apps, Just in Case
Apps spill the beans about our likes and work. To keep them on the down-low, press and hold an app on your home screen, tap Remove App, and choose Remove App from Home Screen. Just remember, it’s still in your app library and searchable.
So, there you go! Four easy iPhone tricks to keep your messages, photos, and notes away from prying eyes. Now you can share your phone without stressing about nosy friends or family.