27 January 2020
Apple has started rolling out the iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 updates to the users. The new versions bring a lot of new features, fixes, and optimizations across the company’s products.
There are new parental controls added to the iPhones and iPads via the latest iOS and iPadOS updates. The new controls add some communication limits to parents. This lets parents choose who their children can call, message or FaceTime. Parents have been offered with the ability to set either a group of people or “everyone” with whom their kids can speak to.
Additionally, iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 bring support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys. The update adds a physical security key to your iPhone and iPad for better privacy of accounts across social media and emails.
Apple has also made some additions to the Screen Time feature. Parents can access the changes through the Communication Limits section from the Screen Time settings. Apple News Plus Stories have also received a new layout. There is now also the option to like or dislike any particular news story on the app.
The tvOS 13.3 brings new settings that allow users to bring back the “Up Next” queue to your Apple TV home screen which was removed in tvOS 13. The watchOS 6.1.1 offers some security updates and doesn’t include any notable changes like iOS 13.3 and the iPadOS 13.3.
Apple has also released the HomePod OS 13.3 that improved the ability of HomePod to recognize the voice profile of family members. It lets the individual family members enable or disable personal requests.
Check the availability of the latest iOS or iPadOS update on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple Watch owners can go to the My Watch tab on the Watch app available on their iPhone to download the update.