Sickos can plant porn on YOUR iPhone – stop it with this one setting change

PERVS can put pornography on your iPhone by exploiting one of the gadget's best features.

We reveal how to stop people taking advantage of this handy trick.

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Sex pests can make use of Apple AirDrop to flood your phone with inappropriate images and videos.

You'll always receive a request message for AirDrop.

But it's not without problems.

For a start, you might accidentally accept a message and receive adult materials.

And the preview could contain pornographic content, which may be disturbing in itself.

Sickos could also send you loads of media in a bid to hide their dodgy snaps from the preview.

In any case, we'd recommend declining all AirDrops from strangers.

And you should use one of the restricted AirDrop modes to prevent incidents in the future.

How to turn off AirDrop

First, go into Settings.

The navigate to General, then scroll down and tap AirDrop.

This will give you a list of options.

A catch-all way to stop rogue AirDrops is to choose Receiving Off.

This will block all AirDrops until you re-activate it.

But we wouldn't recommend that, because it means you won't get AirDrops – even from friends and family.

That's not great, as AirDrop is actually very useful.

The second option is Contacts Only, which is the best use of AirDrop.

This means people in your contacts list can send you AirDrops, but no one else.

So a friend can pass photos and videos to you, but not a stranger on a train.

The third and final option is Everyone.

This is for maximum convenience, and lets anyone AirDrop you.

But it also comes with more risk, because you could get a request from almost anyone with an iPhone nearby.

You can keep AirDrop on Contacts Only, and only change it to Everyone briefly, for when you need it.

Apple AirDrop – what is it and how does it work?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • AirDrop is an Apple feature that works on iOS and Mac devices
  • If you have an iPhone (5 or later) running iOS 7 or later, you'll be able to use it
  • It lets you transfer files, photos, videos and more between Apple devices very quickly
  • It works using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and is one of the fastest ways to transfer large files
  • The files are encrypted by Apple to stop hackers intercepting the transfer and snooping on your files
  • AirDrop has also gained controversy over its privacy settings
  • If you have an iOS device with AirDrop privacy set to 'Everyone', it's possible for other people to send you files
  • If you're nearby, they'll see your device and are able to transfer files to you
  • You'll still need to accept the file to see it, but some users might accept explicit files without realising
  • It's possible to change your AirDrop privacy settings to prevent this kind of abuse


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