How To Set Up Iphone 5c Parental Controls

The iPhone 5c does not support the latest version of Apple’s operating system (iOS 12). The most up-to-date version of iOS that the iPhone 5c supports is iOS 10.

To see which operating system your child’s device is running, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If you are due for an upgrade, you will be prompted to Download and Install the latest software.

How to turn on restrictions in iOS 10

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Restrictions.
  4. Tap Enable Restrictions and create a passcode.

Content & Privacy Restrictions

You can restrict a wide variety of apps and features on the iPhone 5c including:

Apps and features

  • iTunes Store
  • Apple Music Connect
  • iBooks Store
  • In-App Purchases
  • Siri
  • Safari
  • Camera
  • FaceTime
  • AirDrop
  • CarPlay
  • Installing apps
  • Deleting apps
  • Multiplayer games in Game Center
  • Adding Game Center friends


  • TV shows
  • Books
  • Apps
  • Websites
  • Siri
  • Ratings
  • Music, Podcasts, News and iTunes
  • Movies

Changes to privacy settings

  • Photos
  • Share My Location
  • Bluetooth sharing
  • Location Services
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Reminders
  • Microphone
  • Facebook
  • Advertising
  • Twitter

Changes to settings and accounts

  • Background App Refresh
  • Volume Limit
  • Media Library
  • Screen Recording
  • Cellular Data Use
  • Accounts (you have the option to prevent changes to Mail, Contacts, Calendars, iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime)

Create your Family Sharing account

Family Sharing allows you to share controls for purchases, storage, locations, calendars, and more with members of your family. Simply select features to share and send invitations. You’ll be able to add up to six children with Family Sharing, although you won’t be able to add children that are 18 years or older.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
  3. Tap Get Started.
  4. You will then be prompted with onscreen instructions to set up family members.

Invite people to join your family

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
  3. Tap Family.
  4. Tap Add Family Member.
  5. Enter your family member's name or email address and follow the onscreen instructions.

How to Monitor Content

In addition to setting parental controls on your child's device, the next safety layer parents and caregivers should strongly consider is a monitoring solution to assess the content their kids encounter (and produce) across text messages, social media, and email. Bark can do this for you. On iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Bark can monitor text messages/iMessages (including some deleted messages!), photos, videos, web browsing (on Safari and Chrome), and Whatsapp! Any other email and social media accounts must be connected via the parent dashboard and will be monitored at the account-level, regardless if accessed on a phone, tablet, or a computer. Bark also monitors your child's Apple device location with check-ins. If you'd like to see a detailed list of everything Bark can monitor, click here.

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