Users fear new Apple app feature in iOS 18 will allow easy ‘cheat’
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Users fear new Apple app feature in iOS 18 will allow easy ‘cheat’

Apple has announced new features in the upcoming iOS 18 and some are concerned that it will allow their partners to cheat easily.

Users will soon be able to lock and hide apps on their iPhone’s home screen when a new update debuts in the U.S. this fall, the company announced after Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference in Apple Park, California.

The company said this feature is intended to help users keep banking apps private and prevent children from accessing certain apps, such as Amazon, so they don’t make wild purchases without supervision.

Apple has announced new features in the upcoming iOS 18 and some are concerned that it will allow their partners to cheat easily. NurPhoto via Getty Images

“Users can now lock the app, and for added privacy, they can hide the app by moving it to a closed, hidden app folder,” the company shared.

“When an app is locked or hidden, content such as messages and emails within the app is hidden from search, notifications, and other places throughout the system.”

Not everyone shares Apple’s vision, however, and some fear it will give their loved ones the opportunity to cheat.

Hiding apps on iPhone is already easy by turning off the ability to find them in Siri Suggestions or burying them deep in a folder, but a new iOS 18 feature adds another layer of protection for those who choose to be unfaithful.

However, the new hidden apps feature allows the user to hide the app icon and name from the home screen and even pause notifications.

“Locked and hidden apps give users peace of mind that information they want to keep private, such as notifications and app content, won’t inadvertently be seen by others,” Apple said on Monday.

Users will soon be able to lock and hide apps on their iPhone’s home screen when a new update debuts in the US this fall. Apple

“Users can now block the app; and for added privacy, they can hide the app by moving it to a closed, hidden app folder.

However, creating a “Hidden App” folder will appear as such on the home screen.

Apple users can also lock apps already programmed into their phones, such as Mail, Messages, Notes, Phone, Photos and Safari.

These apps can be configured to only be opened using Face ID.

The new feature was met with some interesting reactions on the X platform immediately after Monday’s announcement.

“iOS 18 and the new iPhones will make these birds cheat like mf… this is crazy. “Relationships are dead,” wrote one of user X.

“I just know iOS 18 will help people cheat,” wrote another.

“IOS 18 is trying to convert die-hard Android cheaters to iPhones,” another joked.

In the new iOS 18 update, Apple also announced that users will be able to customize their iPhone home screen, allowing them to rearrange icons as they see fit — unlike the current grid system the company has used since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 year.

The update will include Apple Intelligence, a new AI-powered system that responds to prompts, creates new text and images, and solves problems for its users. Apple

Users can also change the color of app icons to their liking.

The tech giant also announced that the update will include Apple Intelligence, a new AI-powered system that responds to prompts, creates new text and images, and solves user problems.

Apple Intelligence will feature a rewriting tool that users can use to help reword difficult messages. Depending on the user’s message, the tool may sound friendly, professional or concise.

“With OpenAI’s ChatGPT integrated with Siri and writing tools, you gain even more expertise where it can help you—no need to switch between tools,” the company shared.

When it comes to images, “Apple Intelligence enables wonderful new ways to express yourself visually. Create fun, original images and brand new Genmoji that are truly personal to you.”

“Turn a rough sketch into a related image that complements your notes with Image Wand. And make a custom memory video based on the description provided.