iOS Will Soon Lock Up iPhones; Police Aren’t Very Happy About It

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As predicted last month, iOS will be instituting a new feature, USB Restricted Mode, that will make it impossible for the police to crack an iPhone. It first appeared in the iOS 11.3 beta, and now it’s in the iOS 12 beta, with Apple confirming it will be in a final iOS release, most likely iOS 12. Predictably, police aren’t very happy about Apple’s commitment to lock up iPhones. USB Restricted Mode This all became an issue after a mass shooting in California where the police wanted to look through the deceased shooter’s iPhone for clues, but it was locked.

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