Apple is making it harder for iPhone thieves to access your personal information if they get ahold of your device’s passcode

As reported by The Wall Street Journal

Apple includes new Stolen Device Protection in its iOS 17.3 beta that,

when enabled, would require authentication through Face ID or Touch ID to perform certain actions.

If you opt in to the feature, you would have to verify your identity with face or fingerprint biometrics

when doing things like viewing your saved passwords in iCloud Keychain, applying for a new Apple Card, factory resetting your device

using saved payment methods in Safari, and turning off Lost Mode

This way, thieves wouldn’t be able to steal your information even if they have your phone and the passcode