Saw this on Facebook:
IMPORTANT PRIVACY UPDATE: If you have an iPhone and have done the recent iOS 17 update, they have set a new feature called NameDrop defaulted to ON. This feature allows the sharing of your contact info by bringing two phones close together. To shut this off go to Settings, General, AirDrop, Bringing Devices Together. Change to OFF.
PARENTS: Don’t forget to change these settings after the update on your children’s phones, also, to help keep them safe as well!
I don’t think it’s your whole contact list. It’s intended as a simple way to exchange info with someone.
I think you can select which field you want to send (like cell and email but not home or address) and I also understand that you can select one of your contacts individually.
To me, the issue seemed to be sharing whatever contact info with another phone without wanting to share it, just because the other phone was nearby. I can’t see wanting to share even my name unless I specifically wanted to do so.
I don’t know anything about this feature, beyond perhaps a vague memory of my granddaughter sending me something magically.
What I want to know is simple: is it Push, or Pull. With Push I have to initiate sending whatever it is. Pull would be the other party telling my phone to send something. Push I can live with. Pull, no. In theory if my phone asks for my approval that sort of sounds fine, but not for me. When my phone does anything new and unexpected, like asking for my approval of such a thing, I’m all too likely to hit the wrong button.
Sadly, there are many so afraid of the internet, smart phones, watches, that they turn a blind eye to all of it… And fall for these fake tales… Not that there are no hazards, but just staying aware of your surroundings helps… I guess, our travels, curiosities has worked for us, our family… Different strokes…