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Apple’s iOS 17 Will Warn Users About Receiving Unsolicited Nudes

Apple’s iOS 17 Will Warn Users About Receiving Unsolicited Nudes

Apple is dropping a new feature in its upcoming iOS 17 that will help protect people from seeing images they don’t want to see.

The new mobile operating system will include a number of new safety features designed to protect users from unwanted sexual advances. One of the most significant new features is a tool that will warn users if they receive an unsolicited nude photo.

The feature, called Sensitive Content Warning, will scan all incoming messages for explicit images. If a user receives a nude photo, they will be alerted with a notification that says, “This message contains a sensitive image. Do you want to view it?”

A mockup of an iPhone displaying a pop-up message for the upcoming Sensitive Content Warning feature.

Users can choose to view the image or decline. If they decline, the image will be deleted from their device.

The new feature is part of a broader effort by Apple to make its products safer for users. In addition to Sensitive Content Warning, iOS 17 will also include a number of other new safety features, including Check In, which will tell a designated iMessage contact when you safely arrive at your destination. If you stop moving and don’t respond while on your way, it can share information such as your route, battery level and cell-service status.

“With iOS 17, we’ve made iPhone more personal and intuitive by deeply considering the features we all rely on every day,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, said.

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