I just switched over from Android to iOS.
I have not used any Google or Facebook apps on this phone as my last device was infested with them.
Any good #privacy iOS app you can recommend that you can't live without? I've tried to stay loyal to the list on privacytools and the recommendations there, but always looking to take it a step further. I have #Wire, #Brave, #mySudo, #Protonmail, vpn.
Also, besides location, what Settings should be turned off/disabled?
@trooper From my xp, these are solid starters for understanding what iOS settings are customizable for privacy  .
@trooper And a some useful iOS-specific apps to call out:
* Strongbox (FOSS KeePass manager) 
* Better (FOSS Safari adblocker by https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral & https://mastodon.laurakalbag.com/@laura) 
* Passepartout (FOSS OpenVPN client) 
* Toot! (Mastodon client by https://mastodon.social/@tootapp) 
@andreas awesome list! Thank you! And the links were SUPER helpful!
@trooper here’s a few apps I’ve been using on my iOS devices.
ProtonVPN or NordVPN
Cryptomator or Boxcryptor
1Password (with a local vault)
AdGuard Pro (Github Project)
FireFox Focus and Onion Browser (Tor)
Online File Storage:
iMessage and Signal
Hope that helps!
@ddc sweet! Thank you! I saw the apps you're using and I'm glad I'm using a majority of the same ones!
@trooper Signal is the defacto for messaging when getting away from WhatsApp and Telegram. I’ve used Threema for a long time.
@trooper There is your issue, you're using IOS. Apple may say that "privacy matters", but I wouldn't trust them. Using a privacy OS (operating system) like LineageOS would be much smarter instead of using a very locked down place like IOS.
@trooper you may want to drill in to the location setting some more. There is a sneaky setting called “significant locations” that is described at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207056.
Not sure your threat model but if you don’t want that location info stored on your phone then best to go in and explicitly disable it. Even with location services disabled that setting stays on unless you are explicit about turning off.