You are not the only one who worries about his/her child safety when you see they spend a great portion of their time with their phones. You may also give your own device to your kids for the purpose of amusement and get it back totally rearranged. Whether it’s your child’s iPhone or your own, there are things you can do to gain control over the device and child proof the section which you think your kid does not need. iPhone parental control feature allows you to set boundaries for your kid. Here is how you can activate it and get the most out of it.
Set up iPhone parental control
iOS devices come with a built-in parental control feature. It is called Restrictions and it allows you to protect your child’s privacy, protect your child’s access to explicit content as well as protect your credit card from your child. It’s all easy and fast to set up. It will take about 20 seconds to set it up:
- Open Settings from the springboard
- Tap on General
- Scroll down and tap on Restrictions
- Tap Enable Restrictions and set a passcode
Try to choose a passcode that your child can’t guess and you will be all good to go. Try to set a passcode which is different from your phone passcode. Now your done with enabling it. The only thing you need to do now is to work through the restrictions.
Restrict access to built-in apps
The first part you need to manage is the Allow section. This part allows you to manage the part that your kid can actually access. You can restrict their access to built-in apps such as, Safari, Camera, and FaceTime.
Other Restrictions which can be totally handy are iTunes Store and In-App Purchases. Set restrictions on these parts to protect your credit cards from your kid. Everyone knows how awful it feels when you find out your kid has spent a large amount money on some stupid game.
Manage allowed content
The Allowed section lets you choose what your kids are allowed to do and what sort of content they are allowed to access. You can limit what your child modifies on their device. So no need to fear your child changing the password on an iTunes account or blowing through a ton of cellular data on some online game.
Also, you can use the content ratings on movies, shows, music, books and websites to restrict what your child consumes media-wise. An important restriction in this section to check is websites. You can choose to give your child access to: all websites, websites with limited adult content or specific websites. You can even add specific websites that you never want them to access.
Protect your child’s privacy
iPhone parental control allows you to set restrictions on the type of information they share online. It is not a good idea to allow your kids to share their locations. Locations allow strangers to easily trace your kid and endanger their privacy.
Enabling Restrictions on your child’s iOS device is fast and straightforward. These restrictions aren’t about ruining your child’s experience on their new gift, but rather about protecting them so they can enjoy their new iPad to its fullest. Now you just need to get them to fall asleep by their bedtime!
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