How to restrict your children’s access to your iPhone or iPad with Parental Controls

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Your iPhone/iPad comes with a cool feature, called Parental Controls that helps you restrict your children’s access to your device. This way, you don’t have to worry about your children doing anything inappropriate while using the device. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up parental controls with restrictions for iPhone/iPad, plus steps to block specific features with restrictions for iPhon/ iPad, and the ability to make changes to accounts and volume limits on iPhone/iPad.

Steps to enable restrictions for iPhone and iPad

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Tap on General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions.

Step 3: Enter a passcode. It’s strongly recommended to note your passcode somewhere. If you forget it, you will have to erase your device and set it up from scratch.

Steps to block specific features with restrictions for iPhone and iPad

After you have enabled Restrictions, or Parental Controls with your passcode, you just need to tap the switch beside each app that you wish to turn off.

You can disable access to the apps, such as Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, and a lot more. This way, you can prevent your children from seeing web pages, taking pictures, making video calls, sending information, etc.

Steps to block the ability to make changes to accounts and volume limits on iPhone and iPad

After you have enabled Restrictions, or Parental Controls with your passcode, just do the following:

Step 1: Swipe up to scroll down to the bottom of your screen.

Step 2: Tap on Accounts, or Volume Limit to change its settings.

Step 3: Tap on Don’t Allow Changes for each one.

If you change your mind or supervise your child making changes, you can re-enable them in restrictions, and disable them again once done.

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That’s all about restricting your children’s access to your iPhone or iPad with Parental Controls. Got any questions? Give us a shout in the comments section below.

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