Review 238: 10.11.2021 at 08:00 pm
Among the features that have been added to the second beta of iOS 15.2 is a new option in the Find My app that lets you manually scan your surroundings for AirTags and other Find My-enabled devices that someone might use to track you.
The feature can be accessed via the new ‘Items that can track me’ option included in the ‘Find App Items’ menu.
After you click on the link, the app will report if there are any nearby devices that you don’t own that have Apple’s tracking technology enabled.
The app can then provide instructions on how to disable the device. Alternatively, there is an option “Help Return Lost Items” for items located in your vicinity accidentally rather than maliciously, which replaces the previous text “Select the item found.”
AirTag is designed to allow you to keep track of items such as keys or a bike if they are lost or stolen. The new beta feature represents Apple’s latest attempt to allay the concerns of critics who quickly pointed out that the little AirTag is also good at tracking people and identifying some of the shortcomings in the security features Apple listed at launch.
To check that you are not being tracked
In June, the company announced an initial series of measures to address these concerns. As a result, instead of waiting for the AirTag tracker to spend three full days away from its owner before issuing a warning chime, AirTag now does so after only eight to 24 hours.
Apple also announced that it is building an app for Android users to alert them to the presence of unwanted trackers. She is releasing it later this year.
Other modifications that arrived with the second beta version of iOS 15.2 include the introduction of the Legacy Contact feature announced by the company at WWDC 2021, which allows your loved ones to access your account and personal information in the event of your death.
The Call Security feature is also back in the Messages app. This is despite the fact that now she will not tell a parent when she discovers nudity in one of the photos.
It obfuscates the image and provides only security resources. There’s also a new Hide My Email option in the Mail app. The interface of the Apple TV app has been modified.
However, as with every iOS beta. There is always an opportunity to modify any of these features or remove them entirely before their stable release.
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