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How To Protect Your Facebook Data In iOS

In today’s world your data can be accessed without your explicit permission. Facebook user data was recently accessed by Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 Presidential election.

This was done through a Facebook app called “This is your digital life”. The app was able to access your profile, locations, and information on friends and the content they liked.

In light of these events Facebook has rolled out new settings to appease their users. Here’s what you need to know.

Easiest Way To Remove Apps in Facebook

Facebook makes it easy to remove unwanted apps using it’s “ Privacy Checkup” tutorial. This can be done through the Facebook app on the iPhone or iPad.

  • Launch the Facebook app on your iOS device
  • Tap the Menu tab (bottom right corner)
  • Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy

Facebook Privacy

  • Select the Account Settings
  • Tap Privacy
  • Select at the top of the screen Check a few important settings
  • Tap Next

Facebook Account Settings

  • Check your Posts security, if it’s where you want press Next
  • Check Profile security, if it’s where you want press Next

( If you want your data to be completely safe, set everything to Only Me)

  • Review your Apps. Tap the Dropdown and change it to “Public, Friends, Only me” or tap more to go to your lists.
  • To remove an App tap on the X button.
  • Here you’ll have a choice. Delete the app and its permissions (includes any login information for a related site), or Delete the app and any activity it may have added to your Facebook profile.

Profile Check

  • Once finished reviewing your apps tap Done

How To Remove App Permissions

  • Launch Facebook app
  • Tap Menu tab (bottom right corner)
  • Scroll and tap on Settings & Privacy
  • Select Account Settings
  • Find and tap on Apps near the bottom

Facebook Apps

To remove a single app:

  • Tap on Logged in with Facebook
  • Tap the circle next to the App you want to remove
  • Now tap Remove above the apps

Logged in with Facebook

To View and Update The Info Apps Can Request

  • Launch Facebook app
  • Tap Menu (bottom right corner)
  • Scroll and Tap on Settings & Privacy
  • Select Account Settings
  • Find and tap on Apps near the bottom

Facebook Account Settings

  • Select Logged in with Facebook
  • Tap view next to App you want to update
  • Go through Info your are sharing with this app and App visibility 
  • Tap Save when done

App Details

 

Conclusion

Just taking these few steps will help secure your Facebook account a little better. Another suggestion is to be cautious when accepting Friend requests from people you don’t know or a Friend request from someone who is already a friend. They may have been hacked. 

If you have any questions, or comments about Facebook Privacy send me an email or place them in the comments section below.

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