Apple releases iOS 13.3 with parental controls: Details here
As expected, Apple has released the latest iteration of its mobile software, iOS 13.3 (and iPadOS 13.3). The update, which was in beta for the last few weeks, comes with some major functional improvements, including new Screen Time parental controls to keep kids from texting/calling late at night. Here's all you need to know about the update.
The biggest change in iOS 13.3 is the launch of enhanced parental controls for Screen Time. Now, parents have the option to manage the contact list of their children's devices and determine who they can call. Notably, the settings also include time-specific options where you can limit calling, texting, and FaceTime for a particular period of time, say 6am to 9pm.
Along with Screen Time, iOS 13.3 also brings improvements to Apple News where you get a new layout for News+ stories from leading publications, like The Wall Street Journal. The app also offers an easy one-tap option to like and dislike stories; 'Breaking' and 'Developing' labels for top stories trending on the app; and links to related or more stories from the same publication.
Among other things, iOS 13.3 offers the option to create a new clip while trimming a video in the Photos app. The Safari browser has also been updated to support NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys, which bring an enhanced level of security and save the user from the trouble of typing in passwords while logging in on a website.
As iOS 13 has been marred by a range of issues since its very first stable release, we also get some bugs fixed with the latest release. This includes patches for Mail that may prevent the user from downloading new messages or deleting those in their Gmail accounts and for the bug that froze the cursor after long-pressing the space bar (among other things).