An 8-year-old girl managed to fool his Screen Time function iPhone, using one error in application. As published by a Redditor, by name Jsmith4523, noticed that his little sister was still watching videos on YouTube, long after the deadline set by their parents on the device.
As it turned out, the little one was watching the videos through the iMessage App Store. As his sister revealed to him, "he has been doing this for a few weeks now."
Screen Time is a feature that helps parents control the time their children can spend on apps on their devices. iPhone and iPad.
However, the iMessage app for some reason allows access to other applications, such as YouTube, even when Screen Time is enabled. To use it you must:
- Open the iMessage application.
- Open a new text message.
- On the iMessage line, find and tap the iMessage App Store.
- In the search box, type YouTube and open it.
After that you can see the YouTube interface, which allows you to watch any video, despite the fact that Screen Time is enabled on iOS.
Jsmith4523 says that his sister was using an iPhone 6 with iOS 12.4.6 and he tried this hack on iPhone X with iOS 13.4.1 and it worked. Other Redditors who also tried this hack claimed that it works from the first generation iPhone SE to the current iPhone 11 Pro.
Quite strange, of course, is the fact that the original post was deleted by Redditor later, although it had garnered 450+ positive votes.
We're not sure why she did that, but many have commented that she may have thought of making a mistake in her bug bounty. Apple. However, others have suggested that in order to be eligible for the bug bounty, he must reveal the error to Apple before making it public. So that could be the reason why he deleted it. However, this is not the first time that a child has managed to fool the measures taken by a large technology company. In that case, we're glad it's not a serious error and it's pretty easy for Apple to fix it.