What you need to know
- Apple has expanded one of its child safety features to four new countries.
- Communication safety in Messages is now available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Apple is expanding one of its child safety features to four more countries with its latest software update.
Earlier today, the company released iOS 15.5 to the public. In addition to new storage management for Apple Podcasts and bringing iMessage features to Apple Cash in the Wallet app, the latest update also brings a child safety feature to four new countries.
As reported by The Apple Post, Apple's Communication safety in Messages feature is now available to users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The feature was previously only available to users in the United States.
Originally released in iOS 15.2, Communication safety in Messages will warn children if they send or receive a photo that contains nudity when using the Messages app.
Apple provides more information about its child safety features on its Child Safety webpage. The feature is also available for users using iPadOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.