Sprint has a robust set of parental controls that will allow you to manage your child’s phone usage, while still allowing them the safety and educational benefits of owning a smartphone.
Accessing Parental Controls
To access Sprint’s parental controls, you’ll first need to log in into your sprint account. If you do not yet have a login, you’ll need to create one. Be sure to use your phone number and a safe password to ensure your child cannot access these settings without your permission. The password should be one that your child cannot easily guess. Avoid using their names, birthdays or the names of pets as your password.
Once you’ve logged into your Sprint account, here’s how to set up parental controls:
- Click on the My Sprint menu at the top of the screen.
- Click on the Permissions tab.
- A new screen will load that has a variety of different permission options.
- Scroll to the bottom first and click the Permissions link. This allows you to set who can access and change the account settings.
- Click on the number or numbers you’d like to block from making changes.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Save button to activate your preferences.
Block Apps, Digital Media, and Third Party Charges
You can block your child from purchasing apps and digital media through this parental control. While this is an effective parental control, it is important to note that setting this permission only blocks your child from billing these purchases to your Sprint bill. It does not prevent your child from purchasing apps and digital media using a credit card.
If you’d like to block purchases using a credit card or PayPal, you will need to set parental controls on the individual handset. Here’s how:
- In the Permissions tab, click the Block Apps, Digital Media, and Third-party charges link.
- Click on the phone number that you’d like to block. A small check mark will appear next to the number.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save button.