Apple limits sensor access


In its February 2019 iOS release (12.2), Apple introduced a toggle enabling users to control whether websites received motion and orientation data collected by the gyroscope and accelerometer inside the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The change is believed to be in response to a 2018 report that thousands of websites have uncontrolled access to motion, orientation, proximity, and light sensor data on mobile devices.

Writer: Joe Rossignol
Publication: MacRumors