This week, we talk about the new features brought to the feature here. Use Time at the iOS 13.3 especially the ability for parents and guardians to limit contacts with which their children can communicate through the Phone, Messaging, and FaceTime apps with the Communication Limits. All very well, all very well, if it were not a problem: apparently the whole thing is in a good dose of bugs.
THE CNBC He noted the flaws by analyzing the new features and realized that in some cases children may communicate with unknown contacts even if their guardians have prohibited such activities at the Use Time.
For example, when an unknown number sends a message to the child's iPhone, they can add it as a new contact to their list, then call or text the person on the other side. This is not possible unless Sleep (the time-setting feature to stay away from iPhone) is enabled.
There are also problems in integrating the Apple watch with the new features. If the child asks Siri at the clock to call or text any number or contact, the assistant will do so regardless of whether the contact in question is approved by the parent.
According to the CNBC, new Usage Time features have also brought bugs to the standard iOS experience. The report noted that, in some cases, certain contacts appear blocked from sending messages for no apparent reason; in others, the text box for message writing is unreadable, with photos of contacts scattered untidily beneath the text.
In response to the findings, Apple said it is working on bug fixes; temporarily, certain users can mitigate issues by making a minor adjustment to their iPhones:
- Comes Contacts Settings;
- Open the option "Standard Account";
- Select the "iCloud" option.
The above tip applies to those who have iPhones that sync primarily with another contact service, such as Gmail; By forcing synchronization with iCloud, the bugs (or at least some of them) apparently stop happening.
Still, it is clear that Apple has launched the feature with many loose ends. Maybe it could be more likely if we were dealing with a less important matter, but when it comes to digital child safety, Ma should be more careful. Let's hope the mail arrives soon; iOS 13.3.1 on the way ?!