Apple users complained that their iPhone and iPad settings block certain websites that mention the word “Asian.” This is currently a controversial issue since it only affects the sites that have “Asian Food,” “Asian Americans,” “Asian History,” and more phrases or words linked to Asians.
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However, users confirmed that the issue doesn’t affect the websites that mention “white,” “black,” “Arab,” “Korean,” and other words that are used in the adult websites’ categories.
The Independent UK‘s latest report explained that the controversial setting of iPhone and iPad helps the Apple users limit their screen time and prevent the young ones from accessing adult websites.
However, some Apple device owners argued that the company’s setting is too restrictive since it only focuses on the “Asian” terms and words. If you turn on the said controversial option, you will receive the “The URL was blocked by a content filter” error message.
Apple to release a fix for the issue
Apple confirmed that its upcoming iOS 14.5 would release new updates that are expected to fix the current controversial issue. The tech giant manufacturer added that once the new iPad and iPhone system is launched, users can successfully search for “Asian” terms.
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The company further explained that they can still search for the blocked terms even if they turn on the settings. If you haven’t seen the issue yet, here’s what you need to do.
How to see the controversial issue
Mashable SE Asia explained that users could see the controversial issue once they activate the search filter feature. To do this, they need to turn on their iPhone or iPad’s adult content filter. They need to click the Screen Time option, which is located in their device settings.
After that, they need to click the Content and Privacy Restrictions button. Once you are done with this, you must toggle on the Content Restrictions button. When the whole process is complete, a Web Content option will appear. This feature will allow the users to choose if they want to limit the adult websites or not.
Then, you need to open your Safari browser. Search for any terms or words that are linked to Asian, and you will see that the browser will block it.
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