How to Set Parental Controls on iPhone/iPad? [Solved]

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If you have kids at home who have iPhone/iPad, you might be worried about how they are using the devices. It is not uncommon for a parent to ask himself/herself questions like, are the kids using the devices to access inappropriate content online? Are they installing inappropriate apps on their devices?

Setting parental controls on iPhone/iPad can help you ensure the kids are not using their devices the wrong way. In this article, we will show you how to set parental controls on iPhone and iPad.

What's Parental Controls on iPhone/iPad?

Restrictions allow you to manage the features, content, and applications that your kids can or can't access on their iOS device. When you set parental controls on iPhone, you can disable everything you wouldn't want your kid to access. You can block inappropriate websites, disable the use of certain applications and even disable the purchase and installation of new apps on the iOS device.

How to Set Parental Controls on iPhone/iPad?

We will show you how to set parental controls on an iOS device running on both iOS 11 and below and iOS 12. iOS 12 does have a new feature called Screen Time. We will show you to use it to manage how the kids are using their iOS devices.

Set Parental Controls on iOS 11 and Below

On iOS 11 and below, you will find all the settings you need to restrict your kid's device usage under the Restrictions setting. You can choose to restrict content types based on their ratings, certain applications, cellular data usage, and much more. The steps below will guide you on how to set the restrictions on iPhone:

Step 1: Launch Settings and tap General. Click Restrictions.

Step 2: Tap Enable Restrictions and create a passcode you can remember. This is to keep the kids from changing the restrictions you set. Now you can disable what you don't want your kids to access under the Restrictions settings.

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Set Parental Controls on iOS 12

iOS 12 introduced a new feature called the Screen Time. This feature lets you determine how you have been using your iOS device. On top of this, it will let you manage how your kid is using his/her device. To use Screen Time as a parental control tool, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Launch Settings on your kid's iOS device and tap Screen Time.

Step 2: Click Set up as a Parent. This option should be available the first time you launch Screen Time.

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Step 3: Follow the onscreen instructions to set the Downtime, App Limits, and Content & Privacy. Create a Parent Passcode to ensure that your kid can't any of the parental restrictions you have set.

Protect Your Personal Information & Speed Up Your iOS Device

Maybe you were looking at how to set parental controls on iPhone so that you can give your kid your old iPhone and get a new one. Before handing over the iPhone, you would want to ensure that none of your private data is available on the device. You can achieve this using a tool known as iMyFone Umate Pro.

This tool will delete the data available on your device with a 0% chance of its recovery. Erasing your private data via the conventional means makes you vulnerable since the data can be recovered. Umate Pro can also help you speed up your iPhone by deleting the junk files. The features present in Umate Pro include:

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  • You can permanently erase both the third-party application data and official iOS data. Umate Pro makes it 100% irrecoverable.
  • The tool will help you wipe all your private data. It will allow you to delete personal data such as Contacts, Call History, Messages, Emails, passwords, and more.
  • You can scan and permanently erase the iPhone data you had deleted using the conventional means.
  • Umate Pro allows you to preview the data you want to erase. This helps avoid erroneous erasure.
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To permanently erase your private data using Umate Pro, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to the computer and trust the PC. Launch Umate Pro and tap Erase Private Data on the Left-hand column. Tap Scan.

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Step 2: After the scan, you can preview your private data. Select what you want to delete and tap Erase Now.

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Step 3: Select the security level and then type “delete” in the text box to confirm. Tap Erase Now again to initiate the erase process.

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