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Apple cracks down on apps that fight iPhone addiction among children

Apple forced companies to remove features that allowed parents to control their children's devices or that blocked children's access to certain apps and adult content

Jack Nicas | NYT  |  San Francisco 

They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in business very, very difficult. Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps, according to an analysis by The New York Times and Sensor Tower, an app-data firm. Apple has also clamped down on a number of lesser-known apps. In some cases, Apple forced companies to remove features that allowed parents to ...

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First Published: Sat, April 27 2019. 23:57 IST
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