SecureKongo's mobile security config 2021

Last updated
Dec 1, 2020
Brand
Apple
Model
iPhone 13 Pro
Mobile OS
iOS
Mobile OS version
iOS 15.2
Mobile system updates
Automatic - allow the operating system to manage system updates
Mobile app updates
Automatically allow app updates over Wi-Fi connections
App privacy permissions
  1. iOS - Block app tracking
Explicitly allowed
None.
Play Protect settings
Not applicable on iOS
Real-time security apps
None.
Authenticator apps
Microsoft Authenticator
Autofill & Password apps
Firefox Lockwise (Firefox Integrated)
Find my phone
Managed by the operating system
SIM card security
SIM card is passcode protected
Screen lock settings
PIN
Biometric lock settings
  1. Facial recognition or FaceID
Sharing visibility
Off or Hidden - block all incoming files
Browser apps

Safari (Private browsing enabled)
- DuckDuckGo set as main search engine
- blocking access to camera, microphone and location
- prevent cross-site tracking enabled
- Private Click Measurement disabled
- Private Relay (Beta) enabled
- fraudulent website warning enabled
- blocking pop-ups
Content filtering apps
NextDNS profile installed (iOS 14+) + Wipr
Phone & Caller ID apps
None
Messaging & Social apps
Whatsapp, Signal
Music & Podcasts apps
Spotify
Video & Livestream apps
Youtube + Twitch
Games & Optimisation apps
None
Secure DNS
NextDNS
VPN
None
Maintenance and Cleaning
None
Personal Files & Photos backup
iCloud
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Feedback Response

General feedback

SecureKongo

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this helped me decide between disconnect and adguard vpn. are hush and better redundant?
They are, I actually deleted both but forgot to edit it here. I personally prefer Disconnect over AdGuard in terms of speed and also anti-tracking / fingerprinting, but it doesn't block ads. Thats why I am using Adguard atm together with it's VPN with compatible mode. I personally think that Safari has great anti-tracking options built in and doesn't require any other apps that increase your fingerprint and doesn't add much value.
 

SecureKongo

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I't would be great to be able to use adguard pro with disconnect vpn, but they (adguard) kind of have a one stop solution.
It is compatible actually. You can use the Split-Tunnel-Mode, but I don't want to try it tbh.

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SecureKongo

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Thats interesting, I thought I read somewhere that that breaks/doesn't work, I'd totally be all in on disconnect with adguard, though Veepn does have some very nice blocking.
As I said I never tried it before, but it should work theoretically...
 
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poopdookie

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Feb 11, 2021
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also tried disconnect and disconnect privacy dns for a day or so and had so many problems, went back to adguard premium/vpn which works 70% of the time.
 
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Back3

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Apr 14, 2019
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From Iphone 8, I also upgraded to Iphone 13. I got one bug: could not update automatically my apps in the App Store. At first I thought the issue might be related to NextDns. I disabled it but no change.
Then I disabled my settings in the App Store, waited 10 seconds, and enabled them again. Automatic updates ran nicely. So far, I like that phone.
 

SecureKongo

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From Iphone 8, I also upgraded to Iphone 13. I got one bug: could not update automatically my apps in the App Store. At first I thought the issue might be related to NextDns. I disabled it but no change.
Then I disabled my settings in the App Store, waited 10 seconds, and enabled them again. Automatic updates ran nicely. So far, I like that phone.
Also had a similar problem. At first I wasn't able to restore all apps of my backup. The apps stopped in the middle of the installation so I had to cancel the installation and install them one by one again. :cautious: