Apple is popular for its focus on privacy and security. The new Safety Check feature in iOS 16 is one such security feature. It follows the Personal Safety User Guide that was published in late 2020 and updated in 2022. It is a major feature that is designed to help users who find themselves in a precarious situation at home with their partner or with another person they have close contact with.
It features numerous steps for limiting iPhone access, limiting sharing, and then stopping the iPhone from sharing location data. It allows the users to revoke access to other people and apps need to take their location and perform a security review. In this guide, you’ll get to know about the Safety Check feature and how you can use it on your iPhone.
What is the Safety Check feature in iOS 16?
First, it is important to know that Apple has always allowed its users to have the ability to revoke sharing their location with people and apps along with a string of other information like access to their iPhone using passcodes and Face ID.
However, Safety Check will make it easier for users at risk of domestic abuse to adjust or completely revoke these permissions from a single place instead of hunting down various settings scarred around your iPhone.
How to use Safety Check for iPhone in iOS 16?
- Running iOS 16 and then open the Settings app
- Swipe down and then tap on Privacy and Security
- Swipe to the bottom and then choose Safety Check
- Then, you’ll be able to use Emergency Reset or Manage Sharing and Access – Face ID/Touch ID or passcode is needed
- Emergency Reset would immediately reset access to the people and apps while helping you review your account security
- Manage Sharing and Access will allow you to customize which people and apps can access your info and let you review your account security