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Parental control app OurPact makes App Store return

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OurPact was booted from the App Store in February.
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Apple has restored a parental control app, called OurPact, to the App Store after originally removing it back in February.

The makers of the app had criticized Apple for getting rid of it, saying Apple was deleting services which competed with its own Screen Time offering.

Removed parental control app says Apple is being misleading

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OurPact was recently booted out of the App Store.
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One of the parental control apps removed from the App Store has hit out at Apple’s “misleading comments.”

A New York Times report initially claimed that Apple had removed apps offering similar features to its own Screen Time tool. Apple then issued its own statement, saying that it removed them due to privacy and security risks.

But the makers of OurPact says it’s not that simple.