Apple introduced so-called “supportive access” on its smartphones with iOS 17 in the summer of 2023. The idea: iPhone users can set up an area separate from the rest of the system in which the variety of functions is limited.

The display is larger, clearer and greatly simplified for some apps such as Phone, Messages, Camera and Photos. If you want to enable or simplify the use of a smartphone by friends or family members using the new Apple function, an old device from the manufacturer is sufficient.