LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Police across Michigan are asking iPhone users to double-check a new feature on the latest Apple update because it shares personal information if it is not disabled.
Apple’s new iOS 17.1 update comes with the “NameDrop” feature. It allows users to quickly share contact information with a nearby iPhone and Apple Watch.
While the feature can only work with phones that are close together, police said this can cause users to share their information with strangers accidentally.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office posted information on social media about how iPhone users can shut off the ‘NameDrop’ feature.
State Senator Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) also sounded the alarm on social media for her constituents.
As a reminder, users can turn off the feature by following these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Tap General
- Tap AirDrop
- Toggle Bringing Devices Together to off