On January 20, according to foreign media reports, Apple introduced new features in the latest beta version of iOS 13.3.1. A new toggle key in the latest version allows users to disable ultra-wideband (UWB) chips.
Since the iPhone11 series went on sale, many Apple users have found that even if location tracking is turned off, the phone can still activate new location privacy features. After research, Apple found that the problem was with ultra-wideband (UWB) chips. At first, the purpose of installing the ultra-wideband chip was to make functions on iOS better sense the location of the iPhone, but now users can choose to disable this chip to allow iPhone11 users to obtain privacy protection in terms of location tracking.
If users of iPhone11 series models want to turn off the chip, they need to update the system to the latest iOS 13.3.1 version, select location services and system services in the privacy settings, and then turn off the “network and wireless” option. (As shown below)
In addition, Apple’s updated content in the iOS13 system also includes security and privacy settings, such as frequently reminding users that “APP is positioning” information. After updating to iOS13, when the application on the phone requests access to the user’s location, the application cannot directly provide the “Always allow” option. If the user wants to set it to “Always allow”, they need to go to the setting change by themselves. Apple said the update is to better protect users’ privacy. (Edit: NJNR307)