How To Set Up iCloud Parental Controls
Two-Factor Authentication for iCloud for iOS
- Open the Mail app.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap the primary account name.
- Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.
- Add the phone number(s) where you would like to receive authentication codes.
- Tap Next to test the process and receive your code.
- Type in the code you receive to complete the process.
Connect Accounts for Users Under 13 to a Family Sharing iCloud Account for iOS (on Phones)
- Go to Settings.
- Tap your account name.
- Select Family Sharing.
- Select Add Family Member.
- Tap Create a Child Account.
- Follow the on-screen instructions (you'll need your child's birthday and a chosen permanent name for their iCloud account).
- When these steps are complete, select Family Sharing again.
- Select your child's account name to manage which applications or payments they can access.
- Tap Mail to limit usable hours or prohibit usage entirely for their iCloud email account.
Connect Accounts for Users Under 13 to a Family Sharing iCloud Account Through OSX (on Computers)
- Click Apple Menu.
- Go to System Preferences.
- Click iCloud.
- Select Manage Family.
- Click the + icon to add a new account.
- Select Create an Apple ID for a child.
- Follow the on-screen prompts for information (you'll need your child's birthday as well as a permanent name for their personal account).
- When these steps are complete, select Manage Family again.
- Here, you'll find options for the same limitations as the iOS version.
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