Talking about the iPhones and iPads, the parental controls is also known as the Restrictions. Since most of the parents won’t allow their children being exposed to the violent, pg, or content that might be harmful to the child’s health or his mental health functioning. A good parent would want to limit their child’s access to the internet. Not everything is good for learning of a child whose brain is still raw.
Restriction or the Parental Control can lock the browser Safari, phone’s camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, the iTunes, iBooks, Podcasts, or App Stores, and also the content by age rating. Also, the abilities to make changes in the account of the user, and the other app settings. Well summarizing in short and small words, it allows you to limit the child’s access to anything on your iPhone. As not everything will be appropriate for them based on their age. This makes the Apple devices ideal for a platform for kids according to the parents.
Here we will be discussing how to impose the parental controls on one’s iPhone and iPad. Well, they both function the same way.
Imposing Parental Controls:
In order to impose the parental controls, you will be required to first to enable the restrictions in the settings. It will require you to create a passcode, as the security to stop anybody else from using the iPhone, specially the kids. This will allow only you to turn the settings on and off. Once you have set your preferences for each of the applications, and restrictions for your child (according to their age), you can let your child have a go at the iOS devices without any worries.
First launch Settings on your iOS device (I am using iPhone so the screenshots are of the iPhone). Tap on the General Settings which can be easily seen. In General Settings, you will see “Restrictions” tap on that. Next, tap on “enable Restrictions”.
Type a passcode (you must remember the passcode enable to turn the settings off, so do keep it in mind). Make sure it’s different from your lock screen password.
As you can see in the picture below, you can not only restrict your child’s access to the phone but also it provides better security to the iPhone and prevents it from being misused by anybody else. You can restrict access to a number of apps and features. Take a look.
Restrictions can be handy in more than just parental control settings. You can use it not for just blocking your child’s access to the Safari, FaceTime, Camera, but also to the content that uses explicit language through age ratings. Moreover, it also restricts the privacy settings and takes your privacy to a whole new level. It also protects account changes, as well as the game center.
In short Parental Controls or the Restrictions give your iPhone and iPad much more secure environment. And restricts your child’s access to the things that might be inappropriate for them. So it’s all under control with Restrictions enabled.