Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new set of guidelines to help address distracted driving caused by cell phones and other electronic devices. According to reports, the upcoming iOS update includes a new Wi-Fi-sharing feature that should save you from digging behind your couch to find out what the password on your router actually is, The Verge says.
Apple executive Craig Federighi made the announcement Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California.
But at least you have a couple of months to get a new phone - the new OS is expected to arrive in September (when Apple releases new iPhones), and will only work on devices with 64-bit chips aka iPhone 5S and later. When the iPhone is brought closer to the connected iPad (without even touching it), a prompt will indicate on the iPad that an iPhone wants to connect to the WiFi network. If the password is shared, it will immediately be filled on the iPhone.
Whether it is planned obsolescence or just the natural order of things, the iPhone 5 is not long for this world.
While it is a feature most users will need only a few times, it is still very handy given that one will not need to check the router for the password each time they need to connect a new device.
Furthermore, another user named Dave Schukin revealed that the drag and drop feature for iPhone is coming with iOS 11.