At the beginning of June, Apple as part of the WWDC22 keynote various new operating systems and their functions are shown. Among them was iOS 16 for the iPhone, its new Lock Screen Customizations arguably the biggest change. But what impressed me personally even more - both as a feature and in the presentation of the same - was that Safety Check. This iOS feature can help strengthen personal security by quickly and easily removing access rights and location sharing for others. This is e.g. It makes sense, for example, if violent partners have this access and it is necessary to break away from them.
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Safety Check on the iPhone – data protection tool usable from iOS 16
"The new data protection tool Safety Check can help users if personal safety is at risk due to violence by a partner or intimate partner“, It says in the press release Apple's on the new features in iOS 16. With the security option, it becomes possible to quickly remove access to data and content by apps and people. "In an emergency, settings can be reset"It goes on to say. As a result, you'll sign out of iCloud on all devices except the one in your hand, reset your privacy permissions, and only send and receive messages on the existing device.
Safety Check provides an overview of authorized apps and people
"It also allows users to better understand and manage which people and apps they have given access to", the press release linked above concludes with the safety check on the iPhone iOS 16. So it's not just a function that can be used in an emergency. It helps to keep track. Who has been given a location release? Which app can access which content? Which contact may see which data? These questions can be answered and the individual rights can then be individually adjusted or revoked. For this purpose I recommend this article: Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16?
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.