Sensitive Content Warning on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

Sensitive Content Warning is nowadays a regularly encountered feature while navigating pages or social media platforms. Inappropriate materials can be sent or received by mistake by the users if the sensitivity flag is not raised, causing embarrassment. Even for children, the same holds true. Apple has come to your rescue with iOS 17. Whether you’re a concerned parent or simply value a more mindful browsing experience, use this guide to enable Sensitive Content Warning on iPhone in iOS 17.

A Quick Glance On Sensitive Content Warning on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

The operating system warning is aimed at protecting users from offensive, violent, or distressing content and this communication safety feature uses on-device machine learning to detect images and videos that may contain sensitive material. It identifies violence, sexual content, or graphic imagery and hides them behind a blurred thumbnail with a warning label.

Applications supporting Sensitive Content Warning

Several applications in iOS have embedded the Sensitive Content Warning feature. Mentioned below are a few of them:

  • AirDrop
  • Messages
  • Phone app (Contact Posters)
  • FaceTime

Turning On Sensitive Content Warning on iOS 17 and iPad 17

  • Open Settings and then on Privacy and Security
  • Select and Toggle the Sensitive Content option.

Turning On Sensitive Content Warning

  • The same can also be done for specific apps from these settings itself
  • The readability of the same can also be improved by toggling Improve Sensitive Content
  • Turning the same option OFF can also turn off the same feature.

Turning On Sensitive Content Warning

However, there is no way that the Sensitive Content Level can be customized as per the needs of the user. Sensitive content may not block each and every content that are sensitive or distressing, but will surely display a warning for the same. Its effectiveness depends on the accuracy of the content classification system. Also, there is no alternative way to bypass the contents once the feature is turned on. With the method prescribed above, you will rest assured that your device’s content is neat and friendly


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