The new security feature will come with iOS 11.4, which is expected to be released in the next few weeks.
The feature is completely non-intrusive if users simply leave their Apple devices behind for any reason whatsoever as unlocking it normally will disable the mode and the OS will continue functioning like normal.
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Apple mentioned that it has taken the initiative to improve security in its iOS devices. However, with the new feature, if law enforcement agencies need to hack into an iPhone running the latest iOS build, they need to do it within the seven-day window. You'll still be able to charge your device as usual, though.
It means if your iOS device is stolen, robbed or seized, no one will be able to gain the access to your data without your passcode, fingerprint or Face ID. In February, Apple said that all submissions of new apps must support these same features. A second fix involves using 3D Touch on your iPhone to reopen Messages on a New Message screen, and then find your way to the main messages list and delete the thread that's crashing the app.
Accessing data from locked devices has been a hot button issue since 2016, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanded Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. The iOS 11.4 update also comprises of AirPlay 2 features.
The iOS 11.4 update includes a security feature that restricts the Lightning port from connecting to computers and other USB devices. To Apple's credit, they have been relatively quick when it comes to squashing such bugs, so hopefully we won't have to wait until the release of iOS 11.4 to see a fix.