Posted by - December 30, 2022

Thieves love to steal iPhones. They’re easy to target and sell for quick cash. However, changing one iPhone setting can stop thieves in their tracks. Smart thieves will look to instantly turn on airplane mode once they swipe a phone. They do this so the phone can’t be located from the Find My app. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to prevent them from doing this.

Disabling Control Center When iPhone is Locked

  • Go to your iPhone’s settings
  • Find Face ID & Passcode
  • Enter your passcode
  • Scroll to Allow Access When Locked
  • Turn off Control Center

Now, thieves won’t be able to access your iPhone’s control center from the home screen. This will allow you to still track your iPhone using the Find My app. This can scare thieves off, as they’ll be aware that they can be tracked. Thus, many will opt to ditch the phone somewhere, allowing you to safely retrieve it using the Find My app. This setting change will have minimal impact on your phone’s ease of use as well. This is because your phone will still unlock with Face ID, allowing you to access the Control Center as usual. For more information on phone security or any general IT inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at

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