Apple is developing a communications safety feature for messages that is designed to halt children from viewing or sharing images that contain nudity. This feature has been established in the United States since December 2021. It is designed to automatically detect and blur nude images being sent or received by a child. This feature is on by default and can be activated at any time by parents on their child''s Apple device. It allows children to make safe choices and even contact an adult regarding the flagged photo.
Apple''s child safety feature has been added to the UK by The Guardian, according to the company. The Messages app utilizes on-device machine learning to scan images for nudity, which hinders Apple from directly accessing these photos.
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First, parents must make sure that their Apple devices are updated to iOS 15.2 or later, iPadOS 15.2 or later, or macOS Monterey 12.1 or later. In addition, they must also register their child''s device with its Apple ID and add it to a Family Sharing group. Parents may also require the Screen Time passcode for their Apple devices.
From here on out, the Messages app would immediately blur images that it detects to highlight nudity. Children will then be prompted to contact an adult they can trust. Similarly, if the child is under the age of 13, Messages automatically asks them to contact their parents or guardians.
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To get more information about this feature, please read the official post by Apple on its support page.