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Apple's iOS 11 Makes It Harder for Uber to Track Your Location

Rosalie Gross | 11 June, 2017, 07:52

Apple executive Craig Federighi made the announcement Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

A new feature which stops a driver receiving notifications on an iPhone when it detects the device is in a auto is being introduced to the next version of the phone's operating system.

Last year, Apple added an option to iOS 10 that grants apps access to a user's location only when said apps are actually being used.

One of the most useful new features it comes with is the ability to wirelessly share the credentials of a WiFi network from one iOS device to another iOS device.

The software update will run only on devices with a 64-bit processor, meaning it won't be compatible with the guts of the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c that feature 32 bit processors.

- Sharing the Wi-Fi password when a friend comes over is one of the minor trials of modern life.

If you're happy to proceed, simply hit the "Send Password" button, and the other person's handset will connect to the network automatically. If the password is shared, it will immediately be filled on the iPhone. Geskin also posted schematic images that purport to show the design of the new iPhone.

"Apple took out a series of patents more than three years ago created to address the issue of driver safety, so while this new feature has been rather a long time coming it's a positive step that the majority of drivers with an iOS device will be able to benefit from it by the autumn".

Furthermore, another user named Dave Schukin revealed that the drag and drop feature for iPhone is coming with iOS 11.

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