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Town of Palm Beach - Public Safety & Emergency Services News Release

Posted on: November 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Privacy Alert for iPhone Users - iOS 17 Update & NameDrop

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The Palm Beach Police Department wants to alert residents of a privacy concern regarding the recent iPhone iOS 17 Update.  If you have an iPhone and have done the recent iOS 17 update, please review the newly installed feature called NameDrop.  This feature allows you to easily share contact information and photos to another iPhone by just holding the phones close together.  This feature is defaulted to “ON” which means it remains on and you may not know it. 

To shut this feature off on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > AirDrop > Bringing Devices Together and click on the green dot to change it to “OFF” (circle becomes grey and white when OFF).  Make sure you check it periodically to make sure it remains in the OFF position.

Parents: Please check these settings on your child's iPhone to make sure it is turned OFF to help keep them safe.

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