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Police warn fanboys about new iPhone "feature"

by on28 November 2023

Allows too much data to be shared

US coppers are warning iPhone users to be cautious following a new update which comes with a default setting which allows stalkers and pedophiles to uplift all a phone's data.

The Middletown Division of Police in Ohio warned parents on Facebook over the weekend regarding the "NameDrop" feature included in the iOS 17 update.

For some reason, Apple thought it would be a good idea for users to easily share their contact information with another iPhone or Apple Watch by holding the devices close together.

After the devices connect, you can share your info or receive another person's. According to Apple, it is perfectly safe because you can cancel the transfer by locking your phone or moving the devices away from each other before the process is complete.

Middletown Division of Police wrote in its Facebook post that parents should change the settings on their kids' iPhones to keep them safe.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office in Michigan also shared a warning about the feature, which is turned on by default with the new update.

The sheriff's office said that even though you can refuse to share your info, iPhone users trust Apple's default settings and don't check how their phone works."

If you want to turn off the feature, go to "Settings", tap "General," and then click "AirDrop." Toggle the "'Bringing Devices Together" option to off.

Another workaround is to hit the iPhone several times with a hammer, or if someone places their phone close to yours, hit it with a hammer instead. This will help raise the standards of the world just a little bit.


Last modified on 28 November 2023
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