s unveiling a communication safety feature that alerts kids and offers them useful resources if they receive or try to send photographs that might be pornographic. When Messages notices that a photo your child has received or is about to send might include nudity, it blurs the image, warns the user that the image might be sensitive, and provides contact information. Additionally Read: iMessage edit and unsend tricks for iOS 16
The functionality, which was first introduced in the US last year, is now available to customers in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia through the Messages apps on iOS, iPad, and macOS. Also Read about combining two or more videos on an iPhone.
Messages reassure the youngster that it’s alright if they don’t want to view the photo or continue the chat and provides them with a number of alternatives to obtain help, including exiting the conversation, blocking contact, leaving a group message, and finding online safety services. Also Read: Croma has the best prices on the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, the MacBook Pro, and more during the current Apple sale.
The child has the choice to message a trusted adult about the picture as an extra measure of safety. Messages prompt a youngster who is younger than 13 to initiate contact with their parent or legal guardian.
On Apple Devices, how To Activate the Communication Safety Feature
Whenever you choose, you may enable communication safety under your child’s account’s Screen Time settings. Go to Settings > Screen Time on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Select Apple menu > System Preferences, then select Screen Time on a Mac. (Use parental controls to enable Screen Time if you haven’t previously.)
To select a child from your family, tap their name.
Next, select Communication Safety and then select Continue.
Set Check for Sensitive Photos to On. You might have to input the device’s Screen Time passcode.
If the child decides to view or transmit the photo, Messages asks them if they’re sure they want to and offers alternatives, reassuring the youngster once again that it’s alright to decline and that further assistance is available.
The Verge reports that Apple is also extending the launch of a new feature for Spotlight, Siri, and Safari searches that will direct users toward safety services if they search for subjects related to child sexual abuse.