Parental controls on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod can help you manage your child’s access to certain features and content, limit their screen time, and ensure that they are safe online. Here’s how to set up parental controls on your child’s device:
- Set up a Family Sharing account: To use parental controls on your child’s device, you’ll need to set up a Family Sharing account. This will allow you to create an Apple ID for your child, and link their device to your own.
- Set up Screen Time: Screen Time is a built-in feature in iOS that allows you to manage your child’s access to certain apps, content, and features. To set up Screen Time, go to Settings > Screen Time, and tap Turn On Screen Time. You’ll be prompted to create a passcode, which will allow you to make changes to your child’s settings.
- Set up Content & Privacy Restrictions: Content & Privacy Restrictions allows you to control what your child can access on their device. To set up these restrictions, go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions. You can then choose to restrict certain types of content, such as explicit language, and limit access to certain apps and features.
- Set up App Limits: App Limits allow you to set a time limit for certain apps and categories of apps. To set up App Limits, go to Settings > Screen Time > App Limits, and select the apps or categories you want to limit. You can then set a daily time limit for each app or category.
- Set up Communication Limits: Communication Limits allow you to restrict who your child can communicate with on their device. To set up Communication Limits, go to Settings > Screen Time > Communication Limits. You can then choose to limit who your child can communicate with, and set up exceptions for certain contacts.
- Set up Downtime: Downtime allows you to schedule a time when your child’s device will be locked, except for certain apps and features that you choose. To set up Downtime, go to Settings > Screen Time > Downtime, and choose the time and apps you want to allow during this period.
By using these parental controls, you can help ensure that your child is safe and responsible when using their iPhone, iPad, or iPod.