How to Setup Parental Controls on iPhone (4 Major Steps)

How to Setup Parental Controls on iPhone

If you have bought or given your children an iPhone, you would want to set the parental control settings first. A parental setting will limit the children from any unwanted or inappropriate content from showing if they are using that iPhone. The parental setting would let you have a peace of mind that at least, the iPhone is safe to use by children based on his or her age at that time.

WHY SETUP PARENTAL CONTROL?

  1. TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN – With the advent of Apple TV and many Video streaming apps, there are sometimes content that is listed there that is not appropriate for their age
  2. TO HAVE A PEACE OF MIND – By setting up the parental control, at least you have that peace of mind that you children would not stumble upon inappropriate content that you might not approve

So, if you are interested to learn, here we are going to show you simple steps on how to set up the parental controls.

Here are the ways.

HOW TO SET THE SCREEN TIME PASSCODE

Before you set the screen time settings, it is important that you set the passcode first. This way, your children would not change your settings without you knowing.

Here are the steps

Step 1

In your iPhone, go to “Settings”

Step 2

In Settings, tap “Screen Time”

Step 3

Scroll down and tap “Use Screen Time Passcode”

Step 4

Select a four-digit Passcode

HOW TO BLOCK INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

Step 1

At the Screen Time settings, tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”

Step 2

In the “Content & Privacy Restrictions”, tap “Content Restrictions”

In the Content Restrictions, you can set restrictions on Podcast, Films, TV Programmes, apps and many others

Tap on all the section and set the restriction based on your parenting preference

You can set a content restriction for Films and TV programmes for category classification of U, PG-13 or 18 years above

You can also set a restriction on web content

HOW TO RESTRICT APPS ON IPHONE FOR YOUR KIDS

Step 1

At the “Content & Privacy Restrictions”, tap at “Allowed Apps”

Step 2

Choose which app you allow your kids to use. Push to Green button if you allow the app to be used by your children

HOW TO ENABLE LOCATION SHARING

Step 1

At the “Content & Privacy Restrictions”, tap at “Location Services”

Step 2

At the Location Services, tap at “Share My Location”

Step 3

Enable the “Share My Location” by swiping the button to green

By enabling this function, you can track your children’s location

HOW TO ENABLE DOWNTIME ON IPHONE

Step 1

At the “Screen Time” menu, tap at “Downtime”

Step 2

Enable the Downtime

Tap at “Customise Days” and set the time duration you allow your children to use

So, there you have it – Simple ways how you can set up the parental control in your kid’s iPhone. Please leave us a comment below on what other ways you use to restrict your kids on the usage of an iPhone.

Please also read our previous article on how to set up an iPhone for kids.


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