How To Set Up Iphone 5s Parental Controls
Devices Supporting iOS 12
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad, 6th generation (2018)
- iPad, 5th generation (2017)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch, 6th generation
Getting the Most Out of iOS 12
- Getting started with Apple Family Sharing
- Setting up Screen Time content and privacy controls
- Taking advantage of the new controls suite
Apple Family Sharing
Creating your Family Sharing account
There are a number of great options to consider, including:
- iTunes and App Store Purchases
- Apple Music
- iCloud Storage
- Location Sharing
- Screen Time
- Downtime & App Limits: Set a schedule for time away from the screen and set daily time limits for app categories you want to manage.
- Content & Privacy Restrictions: Restrict settings for explicit content, purchases and downloads, and privacy.
Downtime & App Limits
- All Apps & Categories
- Social Networking
- Reading & Reference
- Health & Fitness
When your child starts using an app that falls under any of the categories you’ve selected, their activity will be shown in the Screen Time window. Tap the hourglass icon to customize the allowable screen time.
Content & Privacy Restrictions
Select Content & Privacy > Continue to begin. You will then be required to set a passcode to disable Screen Time. This passcode is for your use only! If you’ve already set a passcode, you can find options to change or remove it at the bottom of the Screen Time page.
Options on this page include:
- iTunes and App Store Purchases: Restrict the ability to install or delete apps, or make in-app purchases. You may require a password to do so instead.
- Allowed Apps: Restrict which native Apple apps your child can use (Mail, Safari, FaceTime, etc).
- Content Restrictions: Restrict the content your child can access across the entire device. Generally speaking, this feature ensures that your child can’t access explicit content, such as movies or TV shows over a certain rating, explicit books or music, or explicit web content searched through Safari.
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