New iPhone update promises privacy change

The iPhone iOS 16.1 update is expected to arrive soon, along with a bunch of shiny new features. This new update will allow you, among other things, to exercise very precise control over your privacy thanks to a new menu allowing you to copy and paste from other applications.

The iOS 16.1 update addresses an annoying bug with a privacy feature present in iOS 16. Intended to limit access to your data, the feature requires apps to get permission to access the device’s clipboard. to paste text from other apps.

However, some iPhone users were seeing the message pop up so often that it became annoying, leading Apple to fix the issue in iOS 16.0.2. Since then, Apple has released iOS 16.0.3, and the next version of iOS, scheduled for Monday, October 24, is expected to be iOS 16.1.

True to tradition, Apple has further improved the copy and paste function in iOS 16.1. iOS 16.1’s privacy setting includes a new “Paste from other apps” menu that shows apps that have previously requested permission, in Settings > [app] > Paste from other apps.

The menu has three options: “Ask” (the app must continue to ask permission to paste content from other apps), “Deny” (the app cannot paste content from other apps) and ” Allow” (the app can paste content from other apps without asking for permission again).

An Important Update for iPhone Privacy

Excessive notifications can be annoying, but the clipboard feature is important for your privacy. “Many apps stick to the clipboard without permission, which is extremely worrying, as it can be sensitive information like a password or card details that is taken without consent,” says Jake Moore, Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET.

“This information is often taken when opening an application, and there is no way to prevent this from happening,” he warns.

The iOS 16.1 update is pretty cool, as it lets you control your privacy without the embarrassment of constant texting. In fact, the iOS 16.1 menu is reminiscent of the App Tracking Transparency feature and the app privacy report already available on iPhone.

Another great iPhone privacy feature is Security Check, which lets you see what permissions have been granted to various apps on your phone. Why not try it while waiting for iOS 16.1?

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Kate O’Flaherty

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