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Apple iOS Update Offers More Control For Privacy

Global tech giant Apple is acting swiftly on plans to curb location tracking on the iPhone 11 range.

The company just released an iOS 13.3.1 update, plus an iPadOS update, that includes a toggle to control the U1 Ultra Wideband chip’s us of location services.

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max use location checks to confirm that the owners are in areas where ultra wideband is legal – but the new toggle that comes with the update enables owners to turn that off, if they have concerns for privacy.

Apple has previously stated that the location checks are strictly maintained and won’t be shared with other companies.

But there are also other notable fixes to the upgrade – Apple patched a flaw in Communication Limits that could let a child add contacts without typing the Screen Time passcode. It also fixed a bug that created delays while editing Deep Fusion photos.

Additionally, the Mail app won’t override settings that prevent remote images from loading, push notifications will become more available while connected to WiFi and FaceTime will stop inadvertently using the ultra-wide rear camera.

(Kyodo via AP Images)

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