In addition to all the new product announcements from Apple’s WWDC, the company released the latest safety and security upgrades(opens in a new tab) as well.
Communications Safety warnings will be turned on for child accounts in their Family Sharing plan. Parents can disable them if they wish.
Apple’s Communication Safety message on an iPad.
Apple also announced Sensitive Content Warning, a feature to combat cyberflashing. Adults can avoid unwanted nude images and video when receiving them in Messages, AirDrop, FaceTime video message, and the Phone app when receiving a Contact Poster. This all uses the same technology at the core of Communication Safety, Apple noted in its press release.
Sensitive Content Warning will prevent users from seeing unwanted nude images.
Sensitive Content Warning is optional. Turn it on by going to Privacy & Security settings.
All photo and video processing for both Communication Safety and Sensitive Content Warning occurs on the device. Apple can’t see the media, and neither can any third party.