Change this one iPhone setting to foil thieves 

A thief who's scared of being caught might ditch your phone and you can locate it with Find My. 

Thieves love to steal iPhones because they can quickly sell them for easy cash. 

So we're going to show you the most important security setting you need to change 

The first thing a clever one will do is swipe down and turn on airplane mode 

But there's an easy way to block them from doing this and here it is.  

Now, if thief takes your phone and tries to swipe down to open the Control Center

Find My and that will scare away some thieves from trying to run off with the phone 

Scared of being caught may simply ditch the phone and then you may be able to recover it using the Find My app. 

Note that if you change this setting and try to test it, make sure you're not looking straight at the phone or Face ID 

Have them try to swipe down and access the Control Center.