Sensitive content warnings in iOS 17 are designed to keep you from seeing what you really can’t see. So, if someone sends an image that includes nudity, Apple will blur the content and warn you about it. With the release of iOS 17.2 just around the corner, this feature is expanding to even more locations.
Initially, sensitive content warnings only applied to AirDrop, Contacts, Messages, and FaceTime video messages. It was also available in Messages on Mac and Messages and Contacts posters on Apple Watch. This was a good starting point, but clearly Apple feels it’s not enough, and we tend to agree.
So where is the Sensitive Touch Warning in iOS 17.2? This filter now applies to stickers in the Messages app and contact posters in the Contacts app. Both are ways people try to send images that contain some form of nudity.
Thanks to an update, Sensitive Content Alert now detects explicit content and blurs it before it permanently stains your memory.
However, for now, iOS 17.2 is only available to beta testers. So, if you want to be able to check out this updated nude filter, you will need to have iOS 17 public beta installed on your iPhone. If you can’t do that, you’ll have to wait patiently for a public version of the software later this year.
Also, the sensitive content warning is disabled by default, so you need to go to settings and enable it. The short version is you should head to: Settings > Privacy and Security and look for Sensitive content warning option. We have a more detailed guide on how to set everything up. It’s so easy that it only takes a few minutes.
By doing so, you can keep unwanted nudity from appearing on your phone and most importantly, keep it away from your brain.