iOS 13.3 Bug Allows Kids To Surpass Paternal Controls

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Apple just released the latest iOS 13.3 version and enhanced parental controls allowing parents to choose who their children could message, call or FaceTime. However, a new report by CNBC points out that a bug on iOS 13.3 allows children to work around parental controls. Apple has confirmed that it is working on the issue and will soon fix the problem.

iOS 13.3 Bug Allows Kids To Surpass Paternal Controls

 

iOS 13.3 Bug

The software update with parental controls allowed parents to set additional limits for their children. The update restricted children from calling or messaging any number that wasn't saved on the contact list. However, the bug on the update allowed the kids to call any number, even those that weren't saved.

CNBC reports that the Communication Limits feature on the iOS 13.3 did not function as advertised if the contacts weren't saved to iCloud by default. Suppose the child receives a message from an unknown number, they were still able to add the number to the address book. Next, this allowed them to call, message, and FaceTime without restriction.

Additionally, they could also call or text any number using Siri on the Apple Watch as well - even if the number wasn't on the contact list.

Apple To Fix iOS 13.3 Bug

Once Apple got to know about the bug, it has confirmed that it is working on fixing the problem. Apple told CNBC that "this issue only occurs on devices set up with a non-standard configuration, and a workaround is available. We're working on a complete fix and will release it in an upcoming software update."

For now, the feature can be secured by syncing the contacts to the iCloud. In addition to the enhanced parental control features, Apple has also released a couple of new additions in the iOS 13.3 update. For instance, users can now create a new video clip while trimming a video in the Photos app. The update also fixes an issue that caused an unclear missed call badge and more.

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