Download iOS 13 on Sept. 19

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That's the warning being issued to customers of the all-conquering social media platform ahead of imminent upgrades to Android 10 and iOS 13.

At Apple's "By Innovation Only" event on Tuesday, the company announced that the next major update to the iPhone operating system will arrive on Thursday, September 19 - just one day before it launches its new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max phones. Before Android 10, users only had an on/off toggle for location settings - and Facebook's app had a workaround so you could control whether it was sharing your location while the app was running in the background.

While iOS 12 offered users the option to allow apps to location information "Always", "While Using the App" or "Never", iOS 13 adds an additional "Allow Once" option for permitting one-time only access.

The iOS 13 update will send out reminders to users about which apps are using their exact location even when they're not using the app, and provide them with the time that the data was gathered. The notifications will also include a map of what location data an app received. Features like Find Wi-Fi and Nearby Friends use precise location even when you're not using the app to make sure that alerts and tools are accurate and personalized for you. "We'll continue to make it easier for you to control how and when you share your location", mentioned McDonald.

Facebook has come under fire multiple times in the past year for giving away users personal data without their knowledge.



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