It seems that the built-in parental control filter available on¬†iPhone¬†devices¬†needs a little more practice to properly identify the inappropriate searches.¬†As noted, when the filter is enabled on a¬†device¬†, it blocks incorrectly as porn, searches that include keywords such as “Asian” and “teen”.

One¬†Twitter¬†user¬†named Charlie Stigler found that she could not do any¬†searching¬†using the keyword “Asian”, such as “Asian food” or “Asian hairstyles”.¬†As he himself commented, an entire culture is essentially blocked by Apple and characterized as porn.

But in addition to words related to Asia, searches that include words like “teen” or “teen” are also blocked as porn as if they could be related to anything other than inappropriate¬†content¬†.

‚ÄúSearches like ‘teenage mental health resources’ are also excluded because the word ‘teenager’ is blacklisted.¬†Something that is totally stupid about a feature that might be used by TEENAGERS! ‚Ä̬†Charlie Stigler wrote on Twitter.

Stigler discovered it when he tried to search for his iPhone 8 running iOS 13.3.1.¬†However,¬†Softpedia has¬†confirmed that the same is true of “iPhone 11 Pro which also runs the latest version of¬†iOS¬†“.

On the other hand, you might think that the word “Asians” is also blocked as porn by¬†Apple¬†when you search.¬†However, this is not the case because the word “Asians” is not included in Apple’s “blacklist”, although it is often used to search for inappropriate content.

If you own an iPhone , you can control whether or not this is true by activating the Restricted Access feature.

You can do this by going to Screen Time> Content & Privacy Restrictions> Content Restrictions> Web Content.

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