Overlooked iPhone ‘Emergency Reset’ feature stops creepy spying instantly – but millions don’t know where to find it

APPLE has integrated an ingenious trick into your iPhone that can stop creepy snooping immediately.

It’s called Emergency Reset and is part of a larger Apple feature called Safety Check.

How to find Safety Check on your device


How to find Safety Check on your devicePhoto credit: Apple

What is the security check on iPhone?

Safety Check is designed to determine whether you accidentally (or unintentionally) share private information with people or apps.

You may have accidentally allowed your information to be shared.

Or maybe someone accessed your iPhone and set up their own secret share to stalk you.

Safety Check allows you to investigate the incident and stop it immediately.

It’s available on any iPhone with iOS 16 or later – just go to Settings > General > Software Update to check your version.

Then just go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Security Review.

From there, you can turn off sharing Apple apps like Health, Home, Notes, Find My Location, Photos, and Calendar with other people.

You can also block apps from collecting information through the following features:

  • Bluetooth
  • calendar
  • camera
  • contacts
  • Data and folders
  • Health
  • Local network
  • Location Services
  • Media and Apple Music
  • microphone
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • photos
  • Memories
  • Research
  • voice recognition

You can also use Safety Check to remove devices from your account, update trusted phone numbers and emergency contacts, and change your Apple ID password.

What is an emergency reset on iPhone?

The emergency reset is a way to quickly stop sharing.

It is best used in an emergency when you need to take immediate control of all types of sharing on your device.

Then, if you need to re-enable sharing, you can do so with individual apps and characteristics This way you know exactly what goes where.

“Safety Check has an option called Emergency Reset,” Apple explained.

“You are using it to immediately stop sharing the items listed above, including all types of sharing.

“Emergency reset allows you to do that too.” review and reset the settings associated with your Apple ID.

You can find the emergency reset in the security check settings.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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