Apple Releases iOS Update to Fix Screen Time Issue After Lawmaker’s Call

Apple has released a software update to fix an issue with the Screen Time feature that limits screen time on its products. The update came just three days after Congressman Josh Gottheimer called on Apple to fix parental controls on its products during his visit to Ridgewood last week. Gottheimer had heard from constituents and saw online complaints about purported ‘failures’ with the Screen Time feature. He also sent a letter to the company’s CEO Tim Cook urging him to fix what he said were ‘long-standing problems.’

The company’s update said it would fix an ‘issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices.’ Fifth District Rep. Gottheimer said, ‘After calling on Apple to give parents back the power to protect their children, I’m glad to see that they’ve listened… This Apple update is brand new, so we’ll see if it stops Screen Time parental controls from randomly resetting after parents set them.’

Gottheimer also announced that he is drafting legislation that would tackle alleged ‘crimes’ stemming from social media, such as targeting drug sales to children, and boost transparency of social media companies.


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