Guide: iOS Parental Control Setup

Guide: iOS Parental Control Setup

  One of the most asked questions for iOS devices is. How do I control what my kids can do on their iOS device? Thankfully Apple has incorporated some nice parental controls into their OS. We are going to dive right in with a step-by-step guide on configuring these parental control options in iOS

Parental Control Restrictions Setup

  • From the home screen, select Settings > General.
  • Select Restrictions
  • Enter a 4-digit passcode. Make sure you remember this passcode, in case you need to change these settings later on.
  • You will see the restrictions screen. Set Safari, YouTube, and Installing Apps to OFF on this screen.
  • Scroll down the screen to the Allowed Content area.
  • Set In-App Purchases to OFF.
  • Select Music & Podcasts. Set Explicit to OFF.
  • Select Movies. Select the rating you would like to allow.
  • Select TV Shows. Select the rating you would like to allow.
  • Select Apps. Select age-based filtering for apps you would like to allow.
  • Select Ratings For to change your location if necessary.
  • Hit the Home button to return the home screen.

 


Key things to keep in mind:

  • TvShows and Movie's with no ratings are not blocked
  • Parental Control does not work with HomeSharing. So if you plan to stream video or music using HomeSharing keep this in mind


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