According to a new report by CNBC, there is a bug that is allowing kids to bypass that parental control.
The objective of the option is to allow parents to remove any numbers that could send unsuitable or unwanted messages to their kids.
When a parent sets up Communication Limits on their kid's phone, they are only allowed to communicate with contacts in their address book. But as CNBC reports, the new feature is severely flawed. And they aren't supposed to be able to add new contacts to their address book without a pin from their parent.
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CNBC says that children can also skirt the contact restrictions when there's available Screen Time by using an Apple Watch paired to an iPhone to call or text a phone number, regardless of whether that number is in the contacts list.
Apple is apparently working on a fix, but it's not exactly good PR for the company that prides itself on things jut working and being on the side of privacy and user protection.
CNBC found that one way to bypass the configured controls in Communication Limits is through tapping on a text from an unknown number and then tapping the "Add contact" text box that pops up in a warning screen noting that the number is a restricted one.