Apple is reportedly planning to include a new privacy icon in the upcoming iOS update. Even though Apple may already have several safeguards in its mobile operating system, in place, the new icon is said to have been designed to prevent iCloud password phishing scams. This feature was spotted on the latest Apple iOS 11.3 Beta version.
The beta version of iOS 11.3 was recently released and it came with the new security feature. The iOS beta update works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, however it is currently only available for developers. Following the release, several users took to Twitter to highlight the new Privacy icon that will appear when Apple apps ask for a user’s personal information.
According to Crystal app’s developer Dean’s tweet, Apple describes the new feature as: “You won’t see this icon with every feature since Apple only collects this information when it’s needed to enable features, to secure our services, or to personalise your experience.”