Here's how to use iOS 17.3's stolen device protection

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Apple recently released iOS 17.3, and the latest iPhone software update comes with an important feature that can prevent thieves from accessing sensitive data stored on your device. With this enabled, it can help keep your important information safe from prying eyes.

This feature is called stolen device protection. When enabled, it adds additional security steps to many features. For example, accessing things like stored credit card data and account passwords now requires biometric authentication (like Face ID or Touch ID) without the option of using a passcode. This means that only you can retrieve these items, even if your phone is lost to someone who knows your passcode.