Apple is reportedly shutting down or hobbling apps that help customers establish parental controls or limit screen time on iPhones.
Apps including OurPact, Kidslox, and Qustodio have reportedly been negatively affected. The latter two are taking up a complaint against Apple with the European Union. The US tech giant is already on the EU's radar; Spotify filed a similar complaint against Apple in March.
This isn't the first time that Apple has faced criticism for its handling of issues pertaining to technological addiction among young children.
The World Health Organization has sounded the alarm, recommending that children under five should not be exposed to more than an hour's worth of screen time per day.
And cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology Tristan Harris previously told Business Insider that he's not confident that Screen Time — not to mention its Android counterparts — will address the issue of screen-time overload.
"I want to applaud the direction, but I think we have to get the diagnosis right," Harris said.