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Apple’s iOS 15.2 update to introduce Nudity detection for children’s messages

Apple is set to introduce new features with its iOS 15.2 update such as a new nudity detection feature and improved privacy options, among others.

By: Tech Desk | Chandigarh |
December 13, 2021 12:15:24 pm
Apple, Apple iOS, iOS update, Apple iPhone update, iOS 15.2, iOS new feature, ios 15.2 report, ios apple update, Apple newsApple is expected to introduce various new features with the launch of its iOS 15.2 update (Express Photo)

Apple is expected to introduce various new features with the launch of its iOS 15.2 update which will roll out soon. As per a newsletter by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple’s iOS 15.2 update will bring the feature to scan for nude images sent to or from children in the Messages apps. Previously, Apple had announced the move as part of new features for child safety.

Apple had also announced a decision to scan iCloud photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM), which had seen an outcry from privacy activists, and led to a delay in its launch. As of now, there is no word on when Apple plans to release its CSAM detection feature.

Other features that are expected to be a part of the update include a new feature pertaining to transferring data when you die and additional privacy controls.

As per the report, the nudity detection feature in the Messages app for devices used by children. Once enabled, the feature will analyse incoming and outgoing images, via the Messages app to detect nudity, in devices owned by children.

In case a nude image is detected, the image will appear blurred, and the child will be warned about the same before viewing it. Additionally, if children try to send nude pictures, they will also be warned.

Children will also be able to contact their parents via the Messages app in case, such a situation occurs, but parents won’t automatically receive a notification. What it means is that for the feature to work, parents will need to enable it on a family-sharing account.

As per the report, the camera app is also getting a new button that will allow users to disable the iPhone from triggering the macro lens automatically, which is much needed.

Additionally, the update will introduce a new privacy report feature that will allow users to view which features such as location, camera, and more were accessed by each of their apps. This was announced when iOS 15 was first showcased at WWDC 2021 this year.

The update will also bring a new “hide my email” feature that will allow you to send emails without revealing your ID by sending the same from a random address if you have an iCloud subscription.

Meanwhile, the “digital legacy” feature will allow users to pick a contact, who will receive their data when they die. The feature is part of

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