Apple today shared its updated Personal Safety User Guide, which is a resource for anyone who is concerned about or experiencing technology-enabled abuse, stalking, or harassment. The new guide is available on the Apple website and as a downloadable PDF.
The guide lists the personal safety features that Apple builds into its products, including a new section on the AirTag, which has been reported on in the news after the tracking device was found being used to track people without their permission.
Offering quick checklists and in-depth feature tasks, this resource is designed to help customers experiencing technology-enabled abuse, stalking, or harassment understand the options available across the Apple ecosystem that can help you protect your personal safety. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to remove someone’s access to information you previously granted—like location data in the Find My app, meetings you’ve shared in Calendar, and more. It also highlights features You can use to enhance your personal safety—like how to automatically let a friend know when you’ve arrived home safely and how to quickly engage Emergency SOS.
The guide offers checklists about:
- What to do if you think someone may have access to your device or accounts
- How to stop sharing your location with people and apps you previously shared with
- How to stop sharing with someone you previously shared with
Apple will be updating the guide on a regular basis, so visit the site on a regular basis for the latest Apple safety tips.