iPhone 11 location services controversy quelled with new UWB setting in iOS 13.3.1 beta

Apple’s latest iOS 13.3.1 the beta release contains all of the settings switch to turn off the iPhone, 11, U1 Ultra-Wideband chips, and the approach of the recent make sure that the device is collecting location data without the user’s permission.

Spotted by YouTuber Brandon Butch and published on Twitter on Friday, a “Networking & Wireless” radio button is now located in the iOS Settings In The Location Services > System Services. How to turn on / off) is displayed to disable all location tracking equipment, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and UWB, as a warning, the comments that the services may be affected by the change.

The cutting-off of the UWB gain access to the location data allays the concern over what was initially characterized as a problem of Apple’s mobile operating system.

In October, security journalist Brian Krebs discovered the iPhone, the 11, Pro is periodical pings the GPS receiver to collect location data for a device’s services in spite of to manually turn off individual Location Services control in the Settings. It is a behavior that can be seen in Apple’s public release of iOS, the operating system, the location services indicator is a small arrow that is pointing to the recent or current use of GPS data, in addition to the apps and services that you have to manually turn off.

Apple, in response, issued at the time said that it is the behavior that is expected, adding that it is “not a significant effect on the safety and security of the seemingly constant GPS pinging. The vague answer is not a clear understanding of the subject matter, was for the iOS, it was operating as it was designed.

In a follow-up to the declaration a day later, the company has a more complete view of the observed behavior.

Specifically, Apple’s use of location-based services in order to save on a UWB standard, the rules of which prohibit the use of that technology in particular contexts. In order to meet the site-specific guidelines, the devices, with the U1-UWB-a-chip — iPhone, 11, iPhone 11, Pro iPhone 11, Pro or Max, use the iOS location data in order to determine if the feature needs to be turned off.

Apple was quick to point out that there is no location data has been collected in the UWB management, as well as the process is performed “on a machine.” The iPhone maker also stated that customers will be able to completely disable the feature in the next update, which will appear on iOS 13.3.1.

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