Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently working on a fix for iOS 7 that will let students bypass iPad restrictions. There is a large number of schools in the United States reporting technical problems with the current upgrade. One of those problems: iOS 7 doesn’t have important the supervision profiles that allow administrators to control the iPads and restrict Internet access.
Schools prohibited access to Apple’s servers via DNS
AllThingsD reports that a memo was sent to parents at one school district explaining that iPads with iOS 7 can use unfiltered access to the Internet when away from school. This means the district has to collect the iPads from the students at the end of the day. The said school district has to collect hundreds of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) tablets and clean the iOS system on all devices. It’s also reported that other schools prohibited access to Apple’s servers via DNS to stop the iPads from downloading the current operating system.
AllThingsD added, “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) did not realize that installing iOS 7 would remove our (and thousands of organizations across the country) safety protection measure, which now makes the iPad devices unfiltered when accessing the Internet away from school. In the short term, the district will be collecting iPad devices at the end of each day until the safety protection measure is reinstalled.”
Apple addressed the issue and said it’s working on a solution
There are other problems with iOS 7, including a bug that would log users out of applications like Snapchat and Mailbox. There were also security issues with the lockscreen that would allow anyone to bypass the security lock to access the user’s personal stuff or make phone calls. Fortunately, Apple fixed the lockscreen, however there is still a bug that affects iMessage.
As for the iPad problem affecting schools, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) addressed the issue and said it’s working on a solution. The iPad is a popular learning tool that’s used in the classroom.