Right after the release of iOS 13.2 last week, Apple is rolling out the first beta of iOS 13.3 for developers, along with corresponding beta versions for iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS 6.1. The update is anticipated to fix the bugs in previous editions, and providing the users with all the missing features of iOS 13, which were promised at WWDC 2019 conference this June.
One such inclusion to iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 will be of Screen time Parental control feature, named Communication Limits. The existing versions of iOS and iPadOS allowed parents to have a full screen time control, time being on a specific app, restricting contents and safeguarding privacy and whitelisting the apps which were for educational purposes. Apple announced a further addition to this thread at WWDC, stating that parents will also be able to whitelist and blacklist certain contacts for communication, however, this feature was found missing in the previous versions of both.
With this feature, parents will be able to set a filter on who communicates with the device owner when the screen time is turned on. By selecting ‘Everyone’ or ‘Contacts Only’ options, parents can decide if unknown numbers can contact their kids. It also lets parents to decide if their child could edit the contacts, and automatically adds parents to group communications for monitoring.
Another expected feature to come with iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 is of iCloud folder sharing, which was postponed this year, giving hints to finally appear in the 13.3 versions.
However, Apple has still not revealed about the new features that will be making an entry into the users cell phones with these updates, but it is safe to assume that these updates will come with considerable improvements on previously introduces iOS and iPadOS.
The developer releases of OS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 are available for download, for registered developers. They may do so through software update features of iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches, respectively. Public release for these versions is expected to be announced soon.