Apple Turned On a Buried iPhone Setting. You Might Want It Off.

March 22, 2024 11:45 am ET

Apple’s newest iPhone software has a switch turned on by default: “Discoverable by Others.”

This creepy-sounding setting is leading people to think their name and location are being shared without their knowledge or consent. That’s not the case, says Apple, but you might want to turn it off anyway.

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