Apple released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3, the third major update of the iOS and iPadOS operating systems. The new software updates arrive two weeks after the release of iOS/iPadOS 13.2.3 and more than a month after the launch of iOS 13.2.
iOS and “iPad” 13.3 updates are available on all eligible devices via OTA in the Settings app. To access the updates, just go to Settings> General> Software update. Apple has also released an update to iOS 12.4.4 for older devices that are unable to run iOS 13.
The new update introduces the parental controls in “Time of use”, which allow parents to control the people with whom they can communicate the youngest, even if this feature currently only covers FaceTime, Telephone, Messages and iCloud Contacts. Calls to emergency numbers are always allowed and, when done, they will deactivate the communication limits for 24 hours to ensure that children are safe. Now you can also manage the contacts that are shown on the child’s device, thanks to the contact list.
The iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 updates also offer support for NFC-compliant security keys, USB and Lightning FIDO2 in Safari. This means that physical security keys such as YubiKey equipped with Lightning can be used for more secure two-factor authentication instead of a software-based two-factor authentication option.
In the Settings app Keyboards section, there is a new switch that prevents the Animoji and Memoji stickers from being displayed as an option on the Emoji keyboard for those who prefer not to see the Animoji and Memoji sticker options. Also, when editing a video, a new feature is available that lets you save the edited version as a new clip, rather than replacing the original.
Apple also changed the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the digital crown from black to gray. In the Borsa app, you can now continue reading thanks to links to related articles or other articles from the same publication. Again, iOS 13.3 corrects the problem with apps in the background and poor RAM management, which closed the apps much more often than in the past.