With the Item Safety Alerts feature spotted in the iOS 14.5 beta, you could be notified when an unknown device being tracked on Apple’s “Find My” is moving with you.
Apple’s Find My app has undoubtedly made it easy to find our lost and stolen devices. However, the 14.5 beta version reveals that Apple has made a number of changes in this regard and offers new updates.
The Find My app has been updated with a new security feature that automatically prevents stalking with AirTags, as shared by 9to5Mac. The Item Safety Alerts feature will alert you whenever an unknown tracking item being tracked via the Find My app is found on your person, in your bag or in your car.
Apple wants you to keep this feature turned on, but as with many features, you will have the option to turn the Item Safety Alerts feature off and on as you wish. For this, all you have to do is go to the Find My app and change the options according to your preference via the Me tab.
You can see what the Item Safety Alerts feature looks like in the tweet of Apple blogger Benjamin Mayo.
Something I hadn’t considered before: new beta includes a Item Safety setting in Find My. This is how Apple is trying to prevent ‘stalking’ with AirTags. If someone secretly hides a tag in your possessions, your phone will notice and warn you about it. pic.twitter.com/NVJyAZlthw— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) March 4, 2021
Apple’s AirTags, which is the size of a small keychain, allows you to track a device you own in case you lose it. This item viewers use a community of similar devices to constantly communicate their location to its owner. This feature allows them to work even without the internet. However, if it falls into the wrong hands, it can bring unwanted followers with it.
In recent years in Houston, a young woman’s ex-boyfriend placed Tile in her car and harassed the woman in this way. Therefore, it is always useful to be careful and cautious.