The wider the field of view on the screen, the less privacy, especially in public places, which is why you seek Camel We are working hard to solve the problem of Surfing Shoulder, which puts users' sensitive data at risk while using the iPhone or Mac in public places. Let's take a quick look at what is the term Surfing Shoulder and how the iPhone maker will address this problem to protect screen privacy.

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What does Surfing Shoulder mean?

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Have you ever tried to type the password to unlock your iPhone screen or log in to your Facebook account while riding public transportation? Suddenly you find someone behind you who sees what you are doing and shares everything with you. This matter is called Surfing Shoulder or sneaking over the shoulder (sneaking behind you), and by this term it means that someone sneaks in behind your back, and intentionally tries to peek to find out the password of your smartphone or the login information for your account on a social network, or even See anything you do on your iPhone.

Apple and screen privacy

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Shoulder surfing is a very serious problem. Because the person standing next to you, or behind you, can know sensitive information about you or a device IPhone your. Because Apple cares very much about the privacy of its users, it decided to provide a solution that would reduce the possibility of Surfing Shoulder occurring to users of its smart devices.

According to some reports, Apple recently filed two patents to deal with the over-the-shoulder hacking problem. The first patent is known as “Privacy Layers for Curved Screens,” which works to add a light-blocking layer to the phone screen, ensuring that you cannot see light from the screen unless you are looking directly at it, in what is known as polarization, where light comes out from only one place. Thus, when someone tries to peek behind you, he will not see anything, or he may see the screen, but in a blurry, indistinct way.

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Apple's second patent is known as an “adjustable viewing angle display.” Through it, users will be able to quickly change the screen viewing angle. So that no one next to him or behind him will see what he is doing. As for Apple's patents, they do not specifically refer to the iPhone. This means that this technology can be used on other devices such as the iPad and also Mac devices with ease.

Finally, you should be aware that Apple and other technology companies file patents all the time. But most of them do not come to light, however, the iPhone maker is always keen to protect its users. So we may see these technologies in the near future in order to enhance the privacy of our smartphone screen. Until that time comes, you should be careful when using your device in public places. Because you will always find someone next to you or behind you watching what you do on the screen.

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