Police warning parents about new iPhone feature

Police posted a warning to parents on Facebook over the weekend regarding the “NameDrop” feature included in the iOS 17 update.

  • The feature allows users to easily share their contact information with another iPhone or Apple Watch by holding the devices very close together.
  • After the devices connect, you can choose to share your info or receive the other person’s.

 The warning reads: “PARENTS: Don’t forget to change these settings on your child’s phone to help keep them safe.”

  • The sheriff’s office said that even though you can refuse to share your info, “many people do not check their settings and realize how their phone works.”

Click here to read the full warning.