IOS 12: Getting to know Screen Time and stronger parental controls

Christoph Dernbach  DPA via ZUMA

Christoph Dernbach DPA via ZUMA

At Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, the company revealed not only reasons to use their devices more.

"Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right", they say on their page and on iOS 12, Safari will stop web pages from tracking you without your permission.

According to a report by The Indian Express, Apple CEO said: "The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship statuses and all these kinds of stuff, this is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested", he said. A feature called Screen Time will track how much time users are spending with particular apps. Apple chief executive Tim Cook meanwhile told developers the "app ecosystem" developed by the iPhone maker will soon have delivered more than $100 billion to partners. We've never been in the data business.

"Apple is making changes to the core of how the browser works - surprisingly strong changes that should enable greater privacy", Kevin Beaumont, a cyber-security expert, was quoted as saying by the BBC. Last month, Google announced it, too, was giving parents more tools to monitor their and their children's usage. In addition, Apple says when your browser is searching the web, they've made it more hard for, say, a company like Facebook to track where you go, and that is definitely a way that Facebook collects information.

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With this improvement coming to millions of devices it certainly looks set to make older iPhones more user-friendly but Apple is also trying to make sure its customers are aware of just how long they are spending on their devices.

"Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly", Jobs said.

When Apple releases the new iOS 12 update, you'll be able to use the group FaceTime feature with up 32 simultaneous participants. MultipleFace ID support feature is significantly useful if you share a device with a family member or iPads in an educational and corporate environment. "Well, it turns out these can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not", he said.

Starting with iOS 12, Apple previewed some of its upcoming features and a major feature was the privacy aspect to it.

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