“A new patent application published today by the United States Patent & Trademark Office details a system Apple could use to automatically configure security and other settings of a device based on its location or the habits of its user,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“The majority of the patent discusses intelligently adjusting settings by detecting a device’s location while using retinal scans, DNA, fingerprints, or other biosensors to present an appropriate level of security to the user,” Kahn reports. “For example, imagine a device’s passcode requirements changing depending on the location of the user. When the device is detected at ‘Home’ the device, for instance, might not require a passcode to unlock. ‘A passcode is not required when the mobile device detects a current location corresponding to the user’s home.’ The feature could fit in nicely with Homekit…”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.