6 Reasons You'll Want iOS 13 on Your iPhone

Jun 4, 2019
iOS 13 has dozens of new features, but these are the ones that will compel users to upgrade.

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All the new features sound like nice features. Some cosmetics and some really valuable like the faster speed. The enhancement to Find Your Phone without it going online is nice, but not unless Apple expands the location of the device from the LAST location to EVERY location

But in all the excitement of WWDC and Apple's hype, the one really drastic and dangerous feature of iOS devices remains unacknowledged and wide open to abuse. And the tech media ignores it to stay in Apple's good graces.

Did you know that ANYONE with your 6 digit unlock code can change your Apple ID password simply using settings on the iOS device? Without going online to do it. Without having the current Apple ID password.

Just change the password, confirm with 6 digits and go online and you, the rightful owner, are now locked out of your Apple ID for from 15 to 30 days. If you have your Apple ID set up to send notifications of password changes to your AppleID e-mail, you will never see them. If you've turned on Find My Phone, it is now turned off after the password change.

The implications to your privacy and security are enormous. The first thing that happens is Apple's servers know the password has been changed. No app on your phone will work anymore. If it came from the app store, it is useless until you can log back into the App- store. Need to use a Google Map or order an Uber or check your Apple e-mail account or access documents in Microsoft word or see the photo of the thief who stole your stuff? Sorry, you simply cannot do so.

But until you report the situation to Apple by putting your device into recovery mode, the person who changed your password has total access to all your archived documents. Now, if they are .pdf and password protected, you're good.

Otherwise, the thieves have your tax returns, contracts, bank, brokerage, and credit card statements, or anything else you have archived in iCloud documents. It only takes a few minutes on a fast connection to download ever singe document you have stored in Apple's cloud.

Maybe just maybe people like Leo Laporte, Guy Kawasaki and Jason Snell and other longtime Apple commentators will start writing about this huge security problem that Apple won't fix.

I personally went through this literal hell of Apple's making and Apple doesn't care and won't care until they are embarrassed enough to take action.