Apple warns that third-party keyboards on iOS 13 and iPadOS can send data to internet without permission

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Apple rolled out iOS 13.1 and iPadOS earlier today, which should fix some of the bugs found in the pretty rocky iOS 13.0 release. But the company is already warning customers about another bug it hasn’t gotten around to resolving just yet.

As detailed in this support article, Apple says that third-party keyboards installed on iOS 13 and iPadOS might be able to gain “full access” even if you haven’t authorized this. Keyboards with full access can send data to the internet, and that could potentially include whatever it is you’re typing.

Apple plans to fix the bug “soon” in an upcoming software update. iOS 13.2 has already entered beta testing, so, presumably, the patch will be included whenever that is released to all iPhone customers.

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