Monday, 28 July 2014

How to Protect iPhone / iPad from Unauthorized Pairing



It is possible to protect your iPhone pairing and iPad pairing via Apple Configurator. There are a lot of reports and rumors and government spying on people through “backdoors” in firmware. If you are using iOS device, someone might be spying on you and if you wish to protect yourself and close your personal data you can use this advice

It is necessary to say that Apple assures that it doesn’t crate any “backdoors” in iOS. Anyways, here is how you can use Apple Configurator for Mac in order to protect your smartphone or tablet device from unauthorized pairing.

You are not advised to use Configurator download if you often sync your iDevice through iTunes on your computer. This is only for users who need to keep their data safe without syncing. Besides, there is still no Apple Configurator for Windows. Its Mac version is free to get.

Notes.

When you try to change your iDevice profile using Configurator this might force install iOS 7.1.2 on your gadget or any latest firmware version available at the moment. In other words, you will lose your all information and jailbreak status if you are jailbroken.


Step 1. Download Apple Configurator and launch in on your Mac.



Step 2. Select Prepare option and name your iDevice.

Step 3. Enable Supervision feature and uncheck the option called “Allow devices to connect to other Macs” – you can then select the “+” option.


 Step 4. Now it’s time to create a new profile using such an option.


 
Step 5. Select Restrictions – Configure and go down to uncheck the option called “Allow pairing with non-Configurator hosts.”




Step 6. Save everything you have done and your profile is created.


Step 7. You should uncheck the box next to your new profie. If you haven’t named it you will see Untitled name.


Step 8.  Select Prepare and enter all the details you want to be saved.


Step 9. Select Done and Apply after you have connected your iPhone or iPad to your computer.

This should protect your information from unauthorized iPad and iPhone pairing.

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