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iOS 12.2 Bug May Allow Kids to Bypass Parental Controls

iOS 12.2 Bug May Allow Kids to Bypass Parental Controls

Parents who use Parental Restrictions in iOS 12.2 may want to take a closer look at their child’s iPad, iPod or iPhone to ensure they’re not viewing any websites that they shouldn’t be.

A concerned mother reached out to iDrop News on Friday, April 26 to report that her ten year-old-daughter was able to access any website she wanted, completely unrestricted, using her iPad.

The parent alleges that all of her preferred Parental Restrictions were turned on and set up correctly, but the operating system itself wasn’t enforcing those set rules.

The mother believes that updating her daughter’s iPad to iOS 12.2 was the culprit – as those same Parental Restrictions on a secondary iPad (running an older version of iOS) worked as expected.

It’s important to note that iDrop News was not able to replicate the bug on an iPad running iOS 12.2, even after multiple attempts. However, the bug report is still a good enough reason to double check your child’s website access in Safari to ensure your Parental Restrictions are working as intended in iOS 12.2.

At this point, it’s unclear how many users are affected by the bug. Apple has not yet provided a software update or an alternative solution.

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