iPhone users don’t want people knowing where they go online
A survey shows that in the event of their death, almost three quarters of iCloud users want to be able to control what data their families can access using Apple’s forthcoming Digital Legacy feature — they don’t want people knowing where they were going online.
We want to keep our secrets
Digital Legacy is a new and much-needed feature that means an iCloud user can assign a friend or family member with permission to access data held on iCloud in the event of their death.
t’s been required for decades, and finally arrives with Apple’s new systems this fall.
A SellCell survey across 3,000 users found that while most (53.1%) of people welcome the introduction of Digital Legacy 71% of users want to be able to control the data their trustees get to see.
Things they don’t want to share include browsing history (27.3%), Messages (16.4%), Keychain passwords (13.7%), purchase history (12.1%), and credit card information (9.2%).
Which sounds a little like people may be spending too much money on things they don’t want friends and family knowing about, which may seem a sad reflection on things.
What about iOS 15?
There are some other interesting insights in the report, particularly around new features set for introduction with iOS 15, the most liked features of which include:
- Upgraded wallet (23%),
- Advanced Spotlight search (17.3%),
- ‘Find My’ feature to track switched-off or erased devices (14.2%),
- SharePlay (10.1%),
- LiveText (9%).
The survey also looked at features people think are missing from the release:
- Interactive widgets (32.3%),
- Always-on display (21%),
- Pro tools for iPad (14.9%),
- Improved external display support for iPad (13.2%)
- Support for multiple user accounts (8%)
Overall, however, over half (52.6%) of people don’t seem too excited about the new iOS 15/iPad OS 15 update.
And over 20% of Apple users are a little freaked out that the next iPhone will probably be called “iPhone 13”.
So there we have it: iPhone users are secretive, superstitious, and don’t want families knowing what they’ve been doing online.