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Apple Releases iOS, iPadOS 13.3 With Screen Time Improvements, Apple News Updates and More

December 10, 2019

Apple has just officially released iOS and iPadOS 13.3. You can update an iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Additional Screen Time Communication Options

Additional Screen Time Communication Options

Along with bug fixes and smaller improvements, the new software also brings additional Screen Time features. Parents can now control who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message.

Parents can also manage the contacts that appear on their children’s devices.

In the Apple News+ subscription service, there is a new layout for stories from The Wall Street Journal and additional publications. You can also like or dislike Apple News stories with just a tap.

Another improvement is support for NFC, USB, and Lighting FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari.

watchOS 6.1.1 and tvOS 13.3 Also Arrive

watchOS 6.1.1 and tvOS 13.3 Also Arrive

There is also new software available for Apple Watch and Apple TV.

You can update to watchOS 6.1.1 by heading the My Watch tab in the companion Watch app and selecting General > Software Update. It’s also possible to update using just an Apple Watch going to Settings > General > Software Update.

To update, your watch will need more than 50 percent power and on a charger.

Apple only notes that the watch software offers improvement and bug fixes.

Anyone with an Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K can update to tvOS 13.3. The software should automatically be installed on the streaming box.

That software will allow you to view the Up Next queue on the Top Shelf on the Apple TV home screen. Previously, tvOS 13 only allowed you to view a selection of previews.