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iOS 13.3 is out with new Screen Time controls for parents


iOS 13.3 helps parents reign in their kids’ iPhone addiction.
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The last major iOS 13 update of 2019 is finally ready for your downloading pleasure.

After weeks of beta testing with developers, Apple released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to the public today. The update contains a bunch of critical bug fixes to along with some new Screen Time controls for parents.

iPhone and iPad users can download iOS 13.3 as an over-the-air update via the Software Update section in the Settings app. Apple also released tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 and macOS 10.15.2 today as well.

iOS 13.3 adds a new  Screen Time Communication Limits feature to help parents limit who children talk and text with during certain hours of the day. There’s also an option to hide Animoji stickers from the keyboard if you hate wasting an extra flick to scroll past them. There are also a ton of under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes.

The tvOS and watchOS updates are fairly minor and most focus on small improvements. Apple doesn’t have any other major iOS 13 updates in the beta testing phase as the company prepares to go into its holiday lulls. Considering how buggy the previous 13.x updates have been, we’re hoping the longer break means more stable beta builds in the future.