Latest changes
Jan 4, 2020
Manufacturer
Apple
Manufacturer Model
iPhone 11
Account security
Protected by 2-Step Verification
Screen Lock
Password
Biometric Unlock
Facial recognition / FaceID
Notifications
Hide sensitive information when locked
Google Play Protect
Not applicable on iOS
Find My Phone
Activated
Unknown apps
Not applicable on iOS
SIM card lock
Disabled
Real-time protection
Malwarebytes for iOS (call and SMS filtering)
Web browsers
Safari
Content filtering
Windscribe with all ROBERT filters enabled
Malwarebytes for iOS web filtering & ad blocking
VPN
Windscribe Pro
VPN Usage
Always connected to VPN
Photos and Files backup
iCloud and iTunes backups
File Backup schedule
Automatically sync to the cloud
Nominated apps
Bitwarden, Jumbo, Malwarebytes, Tutanota and Windscribe

Cats-4_Owners-2

Level 37
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iPhone or Samsung may hopefully remedy the frustrations over Sony's lack of foresight in the screen department. It's a shame Sony (formerly a name associated with quality) has dropped down in both trust & reliability. I feel the manufacturer should be held responsible.

Many junk apps such as Facebook, in fact I'd thought all of them, had been stopped upon my own Chinese manufactured ZTE phone, although this very day I saw an auto-update had been performed to Facebook app installer.:eek:
What? On closer examination, besides the Facebook app (deactivated) there remain 2 additional 'pre-installed' Adroid System apps. Facebook app installer & Facebook app manager, each still in operation, & acting independently from those installed manually from The Google Play store which is set to Off for "Auto-download updates". Apart from the warning "Stopping this app my cause your system to have problems", I have experienced none; and both apps are now stopped.:)

I too use ESET Mobil Security as well as Firefox Focus Browser, so your share is a boost to helping me to feel even a little smarter.:cool:

Thank you for sharing, and I shall hope those screen problems remain this Sony's only shortcomings for as long as you must keep it.;)
 
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Threadripper

Level 8
iPhone or Samsung may hopefully remedy the frustrations over Sony's lack of foresight in the screen department. It's a shame Sony (formerly a name associated with quality) has dropped down in both trust & reliability. I feel the manufacturer should be held responsible.

Many junk apps such as Facebook, in fact, I'd thought all, had been stopped upon my own Chinese manufactured ZTE phone, although this very day I saw an auto-update had been performed to Facebook app installer.:eek: What? On closer examination, besides the Facebook app (deactivated) there remain 2 additional 'pre-installed' Adroid System apps. Facebook app installer & Facebook app manager, each still in operation, & acting independently from those installed manually from The Google Play store which is set to Off for "Auto-download updates".

I too use ESET Mobil Security as well as Firefox Focus Browser, so your share is a boost to helping me to feel even a little smarter.:cool:

Thank you for sharing, and I shall hope those screen problems remain this Sony's only shortcomings for as long as you must keep it.;)
A year or so left of my contract, I might pay a little more a month and get a new contract with a new phone. You're right about Sony being known to be trustworthy & reliable but this just doesn't cut it, won't be getting another Sony phone.
 

jogs

Level 20
Verified
The best thing of ZMA is that it doesn't create problems even if other protection app is installed. I have used it along with Eset, BD and Kaspersky without any problem.
 

JM Safe

Level 38
Verified
The best thing of ZMA is that it doesn't create problems even if other protection app is installed. I have used it along with Eset, BD and Kaspersky without any problem.
Thanks for your feedback @jogs, however running 2 real-time apps at the same time could cause also some conflicts; ZMA is better than ESET according to my experience: fast scans, great detection ratio, powerful and secure antikeylogging module and now also web protection module which lets users also to whitelist websites.
 

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
Got my XR a few days ago. I'm more than impressed to say the least.
You just missed out on a huge price cut for the iPhone XR.

"On Amazon, the price of the iPhone XR dropped from £799.00 to no less than £798.99, which means you save no more, no less than £0.01. If you’re an American reader, this means $0.013. "
 

Threadripper

Level 8
Swapped out DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser to Firefox Focus as it integrates with Safari to block content (also replacing AdGuard).

Changed PIN to complex password needed on reboot and to get the phone out of SOS (pressing the power button 5 times would disable Face ID thus requiring this password).
 

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
Have you thought about using Brave browser for iOS?

 

Back3

Level 5
Brave is decent, used it on mobile and PC before but Firefox Focus integrates with Safari to block content in that as well which is a plus (can't change default browser either so) and it's very small.
Thanks. I hadn't seen that setting.:)

For data backup, I also use Google Photos ( photos and videos) on my Iphone and Ipad. Icloud only has 5G free.
 

Back3

Level 5
I use a simple app to clean social media data and enhance Privacy. It's not a do or die app but it's an app I like. It's still in development but looks promising
Jumbo: Privacy+
 

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
How do you navigate around the issue when trying to read a notification on the lockscreen, but with Face ID, it unlocks instead?
 
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