Apple Shares Overview of Vision Pro's Privacy and Security Features

Following the launch of the Vision Pro, Apple has shared a new document outlining various privacy and security measures for the headset.

visionOS Privacy Feature
An overview of some of the Vision Pro's privacy policies, according to Apple:

  • Where you look before you interact with content is not shared with Apple or the apps you are using, and does not leave the device.
  • Apps you use cannot access information about your surroundings by default.
  • visionOS does not share information about who may be physically nearby with the apps and websites that you use, or with Apple.
  • Personas are generated entirely on-device, and associated data is encrypted.
  • Optic ID data for iris authentication is encrypted and never leaves the device.
  • You can limit the apps that someone else can interact with in Guest User mode to just those currently visible.

More details are available in Apple's document, shared earlier by 9to5Mac.

Apple privacy features available on visionOS include App Tracking Transparency, Advanced Data Protection, iCloud Private Relay, Hide My Email, and more. iMessage Contact Key Verification was added in the visionOS 1.1 beta.

Vision Pro launched in the U.S. earlier this month, and Apple said it plans to release the headset in additional countries later this year.

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Top Rated Comments

mystery hill Avatar
18 weeks ago

You can limit the apps that someone else can interact with in Guest User mode to just those currently visible.
I’d like a Guest User mode on iPhone and iPad.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GermanSuplex Avatar
18 weeks ago
Those are good protections, but there's something a bit spooky about this line:

"Where you look before your interact with content is not shared with Apple or the apps you are using, and does not leave the device."

I'm glad they're thinking ahead (and hopefully the implementations are effective), because its one of those things you don't think about until its too late.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Surf Monkey Avatar
18 weeks ago

Those are good protections, but there's something a bit spooky about this line:

"Where you look before your interact with content is not shared with Apple or the apps you are using, and does not leave the device."

I'm glad they're thinking ahead (and hopefully the implementations are effective), because its one of those things you don't think about until its too late.
Before you interact with content.”

Interesting and critical qualification.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jim Lahey Avatar
18 weeks ago

I don't want to go straight to greed but is it really to force people to buy more iPads?
Yes. Yes it is.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
18 weeks ago
Huh. In all the hubbub surrounding Vision Pro, I'm embarrassed to admit that I hadn't yet considered the potential - if stupidly not obvious - risks associated with having a dozen cameras pointed at your residence, family members, friends, and life. Honestly, I think that may speak more to the effects of having entrusted Apple with my data for so long that those risks didn't even cross my mind - which is an interesting phenomenon, in and of itself.

Anyway, these do sound like some well-considered and effective measures for the platform. Makes me curious how they compare/contrast with [say] Meta's privacy policies for Quest.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mr_jomo Avatar
18 weeks ago
That's pretty good.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)