Apple Watch will also receive the existing lock mode on the iPhone

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Apple Watch will also receive the existing lock mode on the iPhone
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The Lockdown Mode feature, first introduced in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura 13will also come to the smart watch apple Watch with the launch of the watchOS 10 system, scheduled for the second half of the year.

With this novelty, when activating Lock Mode on iPhone with iOS 17, the function will also be enabled on Apple Watch andmpaired. This feature can be used by anyone and promises greater protection against cyber attacks.


However, it is important to note that activating the function causes the following limitations:

  • Most of the attachments sent in messages are unavailable and some features are locked;
  • the connections received of people that the user has not called before are blocked on FaceTime;
  • Some internet technologies and browsing features are restricted;
  • Shared albums are removed from the Photos app and new invites will be blocked;
  • Wired connections to another device or accessory are unavailable while iPhone is locked;
  • Invitations to Apple services received from people the user has not previously invited are blocked.

In addition, the company announced that it must expand Lockdown Mode protections to also meet certain “standards for more secure wireless connectivity, media handling and sharing, and network security optimizations.”

watchOS 10 should also include widgets and interactive complications, new watch faces, revamped native app interfaces, and more. All systems presented in WWDC 23 are currently in testing and should be released between September and October.

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