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Guide to securing your iPhone

If technology is being used against you, use this website to secure your tech. Learn about Tech Abuse.

Note that depending on your devices/updates, the steps below may vary.

Caution

Remember, depending on whether or not you are living with the person who is harming you, you may choose to take different steps. Control and coercion make some of these steps impossible or not safe. Read these cautions before taking action.

Secure your tech

Apple iOS 15 update

Caution: please take note if you are an Apple product user. Apple is introducing a number of new features in their next update that we believe could put your location at risk. Please read on for more information on the iOS 15 update.

What’s in the update?
Find My iPhone
Find My Friends
If you are fleeing to a place of safety
What can I do?

iPhone security guide

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Before downloading a PDF

If you think someone is accessing your phone or computer, please do not download this PDF: Read this guide without downloading it and use a safe phone or computer.
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Step 1: Sign in with your Apple ID
Step 2: Check sync’d devices
Step 3: Check Family Sharing
Step 4: Change your password
Step 5: Set up Two-Factor Authentication
Step 6: Location settings
Step 7: Turn off Find My…
Step 8: Check apps & websites using Apple ID

Tech safety tool

Secure your tech through our interactive tool. Click below to access videos in four languages.

Tech safety tool

Supporting survivors

Learn about how to support someone experiencing tech abuse.

Supporting survivors

Learn about tech

Visit this Glossary to learn more about technology.

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