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If you’re using your phone throughout the day, the last thing you want is to receive unsolicited images, especially those featuring nudity, from people who seem to enjoy sharing such content without any prompting.
Thankfully, iOS 17 will introduce a helpful feature known as the “Sensitive Content Warning,” aiming to protect you from encountering such explicit images. While it won’t prevent the images from arriving, the feature can detect sensitive content and automatically blur the images before you view them. However, if you still decide to view the content, that choice is entirely up to you.
Keep in mind that the Sensitive Content Warning is not activated by default, so you’ll need to adjust the settings to enable it. Here’s how you can set it up:
How to set up the Sensitive Content Warning in iOS 17
If you haven’t already, read up on how to install the iOS 17 public beta since this functionality is only accessible on iOS 17.
1. Go to Settings > Privacy & Security
To get started, open the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down, and tap Privacy & Security.
2. Tap Sensitive Content Warning
Tap Sensitive Content Warning after scrolling down that page. It’s immediately above Analytics & Improvements and beneath Safety Check. By default, it is turned off, therefore you should modify it.
3. Toggle on Sensitive Content Warning
You can toggle the Sensitive Content Warning on and off at the top of the page. To make sure the feature is turned on, you should tap it.
4. Choose which apps to apply it to
5. Wait and let Sensitive Content Warning do its thing
Once the settings are on, iOS will be able to check and identify any instances of nudity in incoming photos and video messages. Like the Apple image on the left, the image will be blurred out in gray if nudity is present.
Also read : How To Use Messages Feature In IOS17?
To view the image, hit the Show button in the lower right corner. Alternatively, you can block the person who sent the image by tapping the triangular icon in the top right corner and then selecting Block Contact. You can also use this method to identify resources to assist you should the situation call for it.