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

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Tata Davis

September 10, 2018 (Updated: June 5, 2019锛

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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聽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聽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聽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.


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.


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.

How to Unlock Parental Controls When You Forgot Passcode

If you want to change some restrictions settings but found that you forgot the passcode, you may consider a way to find back the passcode. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't allow you recover it but suggests you to restore your device via iTunes. That means, with Apple official method, you'll be locked by parental controls, or lose all your data.

Fortunately, an iPhone passcode unlocker iMyFone LockWiper was developed to solve you needs. You can unlock the parental controls without passcode while keep all your iPhone data safe.

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  • Easily recover the parental controls passcode for device running on iOS 11 or earlier version in a few clicks
  • Quickly erase parental controls passcode for device running on iOS 12 in a few seconds
  • All your data will be well-protected when you unlock parental controls
  • Not only the parental control can be unlocked, but also other locks like iCloud account or screen lock can be well removed
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Only 2 Clicks to Unlock Parental Controls on iPhone without Passcode:

Step 1: Download iMyFone LockWiper's trial version on your computer and connect your iOS device. Choose "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" feature.

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Step 2: When you device is detected, simply tap the button "Start to Unlock".

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Step 3: LockWiper will start to unlock your parental control passcode.

  • If your device is running on iOS 11 or earlier, the unlocking process will retrieve the current passcode set on your device.
  • If your device is running on iOS 12, it will directly remove the parental control passcode on your device without damaging any data.

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