Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 13.3 with multiple bug fixes

Critical iPhone bug lets kids bypass parental controls: Details here

India- Critical iPhone bug lets kids bypass parental controls: Details here

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 13.3, a new update that includes Communication Limits for Screen Time, created to allow parents to limit who can contact their children and who children can contact.

The new feature is created to let parents control who their children can communicate on their phone. I'm not sure if you have to play with any more settings (via the "Always Allowed") section, like pulling Messages and FaceTime from the list of allowed apps, but CNBC notes that simply enabling Downtime should be enough to remove that link that allows your kid to add unknown numbers to their contacts-at least, during downtime.

The issue only works when contacts aren't stored on iCloud. Bullies and strangers are among the threats that Communication Limits was created to address.

Better yet, if your baller child also has an Apple Watch, they can simply ask Siri-on the watch-to call or text a number. It does not matter if the number is in the contacts list or not.

The workaround for this bug, that the parents can use for now is to sync the contacts of the Apple devices to iCloud.

San Francisco: Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates to all its compatible iPhones and iPads, respectively, with a host of bug fixes and improvements.

In a statement for CNBC, Apple called syncing contacts to other services a "non-standard configuration", although users should be able to have alternatives and still benefit from the phone features delivered by the maker. To access the parental control settings, you can head to the Communication Limits tab inside of the Screen Time settings.

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