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Parents: Just FYI – The App Store is Currently Recommending Age Inappropriate Apps

Parents: Just FYI – The App Store is Currently Recommending Age Inappropriate Apps

Just a quick FYI for parents, if you’re relying on the Kids section in the App Store to recommend age appropriate apps for use by your tykes, you might want to think twice about that until Apple fixes a bug that is currently causing the wrong apps to be recommended for various age levels.

App Store Kids Recommendations

9to5Mac:

Specifically, the “Kids” category under the App Store’s Top Charts section is currently displaying apps that should go in the main “All Categories” section. That means that the All Kids, Kids 5 & Under, Kids 6-8, and Kids 9-11 categories are currently displaying many apps that are inappropriate for kids.

MacTrast took a look, and as you can see in the pics above, there are quite a few apps being suggested for kids in the lower age range, that shouldn’t be on the list.

The bug is reportedly confined to iOS 8, and has been reported in the U.S., Canada and German App Stores. Apple knows about the bug, we’ll let you know when it has been fixed.

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