This iPhone update will keep stalkers away! | Tech News

This iPhone update will keep stalkers away!

With the latest iPhone update to iOS 15.4, stalkers will find it difficult to stalk anyone. Here’s what will change.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:26 IST
Apple AirTags
The new iPhone update will make it harder for stalkers to follow you. (Apple)
Apple AirTags
The new iPhone update will make it harder for stalkers to follow you. (Apple)

Apple AirTags have been a hot topic of discussion for quite some time now, not just because of the benefits they bring to users, but also because they can be misused by miscreants. Unfortunately, AirTags have the potential of being used by stalkers to track people they are targetting. In fact, AirTags can be used as stalking and tracking devices by others without the express consent of those being stalked. It poses a lot of danger to victims of stalking. However, reportedly, the latest Apple update for iPhone users has fixed the stalking problem. How? It is said that Apple has added anti-stalking alerts to AirTags and other Find My accessories with the rollout of iOS 15.4. Earlier this month, iPhone maker Apple announced that it would improve its anti-stalking measures, especially for AirTags, which will be available in future updates.

9to5Mac reported that with the latest iPhone update, users will now be able to see a new message when anyone sets up an AirTag, which alerts them that the accessory has been linked to their Apple ID. The message indicates that using AirTag to track people without their consent is a crime around the world and victims can bring law enforcement officials to check the information about the AirTag owners.

Before the iPhone update to iOS 15.4 beta 4, iPhones used to show a notification with the information that an unknown accessory has been detected moving with them, which used to cause unnecessary fear. With the latest update, Apple will display clearer notifications while specifying the model of the device instead of to referring it as an ‘unknown accessory'. This will help the iPhone users to be clear about the Apple accessories that are connected with their phones. They will also get to know that an AirTag has been linked with their device.

Even the ‘Find My app' in the latest update iOS 15.4 beta comes with new notification settings that lets iPhone users change specific options for Find My accessories and Tracking separately. The iOS 15.4 update is currently available for the beta developers and public beta users. The report mentioned that the official release of iOS 15.4 is expected this upcoming spring.

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First Published Date: 24 Feb, 20:37 IST