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Matt R.

iPadOS 13 Screen Time and TV app bug: TV app disappears

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Problem: Activating “Don’t Allow Deleting Apps” causes TV app to disappear from the home screen AND from Settings.

To view bug, in Settings go to Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions and turn on (using switch at top of screen). Then tap iTunes & App Store Purchases > Deleting Apps and select “Don’t Allow”.

This usually causes the Settings app to crash.

This causes the TV app to disappear from the home screen AND from Settings.

You can watch the TV app reappear in Settings: go to Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > iTunes & App Store Purchases > Deleting Apps, but don’t tap “Allow” yet. Now scroll the Settings listing (on left) until you can see the section where the TV app should be (the section with Music, Photos, Camera, etc.). Now tap “Allow”.  After a moment TWO copies of the TV app are shown.

This cycle can be repeated as desired.

This was not a problem with iOS 12.

I encountered it because I use this setting to keep my special needs son from accidentally deleting apps.

Thoughts?

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