Apple iOS 16’s Safety Check will save lives of many domestic abuse victims

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As part of the keynote delivered by Apple at their annual developer conference, WWDC 2022, the tech giant announced iOS 16, which brings a whole host of new features with it including a new privacy tool called Safety Check. Apple has designed Safety Check to help those suffering from domestic violence and we think it's the best new iOS feature of the lot as it will go on to help save lives. 

Apple has stated it has been working with domestic violence organizations, which include National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and WESNET, to design Safety Check. The new privacy tool will help users who are victims of domestic violence by quickly removing all access they’ve granted to others. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.