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Children outsmart Apple's 'Screen Time' restrictions

Sep 28, 2018, 04.11 PM IST
CALIFORNIA [UNITED STATES]: Apple introduced its 'Screen Time' restrictions a few weeks ago to ensure kids do not spend more time on gadgets than permitted. Now, it seems kids are outsmarting these restrictions.

Parents have reported about the ways their kids were getting around the limitations set on the phone and app use on a Reddit thread.

One of the hacks is when the screen time runs out, the child goes to App Store and downloads a previously installed, but removed, game through the cloud icon and it works without limitations.

The first revelation led to many parents sharing their own experience with their smarter kids. One of the kids would send himself YouTube links in iMessage to watch videos which can be watched beyond the time set for the YouTube app.

Notification Tweaking, Bedtime & Measure: What’s New With Apple's iOS 12

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Apple first showcased iOS 12 at their annual WWDC conference back in June 2018. Although iOS 12 has been available as a public beta for some time now, the final version has just started rolling out. A speed and battery boost on your device is a given but there are some more features you should start using straightaway. In Pic: iOS 12 enables some new AR (augmented reality) experiences thanks to ARKit 2. For instance, sharing of AR objects over message/mail & shared AR views. (Text: Hitesh Raj Bhagat)

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