Apple is finally working on a feature that Android phones had for years
In the patent, the company even refers to both “single user mobile computing devices and multi user laptop and desktop computing devices.”’
It looks like Apple is finally working on a feature that has been there in Android smartphones since years. The company has been granted a new patent that is titled “Provision of domains in secure enclave to support multiple users.” What this means is that the iPhone maker is developing its secure enclave technology that can allow multiple users to share one iPhone or iPad, without revealing their private information to other users. In short, it means multiple user support user account support in iOS.
The patent doesn’t particularly mention about iOS or any other OS version, reports Appleinsider.
In the patent, the company even refers to both “single user mobile computing devices and multi user laptop and desktop computing devices.”
It is worth mentioning that macOS already has the support for multiple users. However, the patent might indicate that this feature could primarily be for iPhones.
“A computing device can employ several pass codes and associated encryption keys, where multiple pass codes, or encryptions keys may be associated with each different user account on the system,” said the patent.