Internet browsing, using apps and getting contracts online are practices that are already part of us day by day. Despite their commonality, these activities are inclusive certain dangers, especially the smaller of the house.
Apple includes a parental control within iOS that can help us control what our children do with their devices. In this guide we show what parental control really is, what the limits are and how to apply it.
What is iOS parental control?
Parental control is a series of restrictions restricting the use of others services or purchases of digital goods. It is also possible to get a veto to execute apps or to add age filters to content. The purpose of these restrictions is many. For example, they can help us protect our children from access inappropriate content. Still, they are practical prevent random purchases with or without authorization.
On the other hand, parental control can help us restrict what programs are accessible to our children. Therefore, we can convert your iPad or iPhone to Special device for video games, without integrated purchasing is allowed and without browsing the Internet. This can also be very useful if the phone is only to be used to read.
To activate parental control we have to go to the part Time to use
What can I limit about parental control?
System programs may provide access to inappropriate content or behavior that we want our children to avoid. With parental control we can restrict access Safari, Camera, FaceTime or Siri. This way, our children will not be able to take pictures, use the Internet or make video calls. They will also not be able to access these functions using voice commands.
To use this type of restriction we have to do it from Settings> Run time> Restrictions> Allowed apps.
The iPhone and iPad are multimedia consumer devices. Apple therefore includes a many shops where to buy digital items. Our kids can buy for no purpose too not knowing they cost real money. To prevent this behavior, Apple allows you to restrict access ITunes, eBooks, Apple Music and App Store, App Store.
It's interesting that it can happen again restrict or restrict in-app purchases. This is especially interesting because our children often use an iPad or iPhone to play. When the game gives you the ability to buy and they agree, the app will protect it.
Finally, at this stage it is powerful that we can eliminate the possibility of installing or uninstalling apps. Therefore, it will only be possible to do what is already installed and cannot be deleted without authorization.
To use this type of restriction you must do it from it Settings> Run time> Restrictions> Allowed apps. To restrict aggregated purchases and install and uninstall applications, you must go to them Settings> Run time> Restrictions> iTunes Purchase and App Store.
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Block content based on age or websites
You won't want to completely block music stores or apps that come with them on iPhone and iPad. If so, you can choose block sensitive content for any age, like the one it contains plain language. This particular parental control helps prevent access movies limited for some years.
Another option is available within the framework of iOS parental controls old websites. In this case, we can let the application itself use the filter either specify the URLs you want to block. When trying to access, the device will request a password to continue loading the web.
To use this type of restriction we have to do it from Settings> Usage time> Restrictions> Content Restrictions. Here we will show you a very long list of options that we can customize to our needs and circumstances.
Controls for privacy
Privacy is almost like water: extraordinary property. So, while these kinds of restrictions are focused on our children and built on what we know as parental control, and you have been very helpful to us. In the privacy section of the restrictions menu we can change the usage used by the applications location, contacts, calendar, reminders, our photo gallery, microphone and voice recognition, among others
To use this type of restriction we have to do it from Settings> Run time> Restrictions. We do not need to include an additional menu.
The last stage where we can apply the limitations is to the system settings themselves. Taking it to the practical side, it can also be a great help if we "owe" our tool to our children to play or surf the Internet. The options are very comprehensive. For example, we can avoid it change the volume of iPhone or iPad, restrict the use of mobile data to avoid intimidation on the invoice or not allow changes to take place on our account. Also, we can clarify that we do not want the applications to run in the background.
To use this type of restriction we have to do it from Settings> Run time> Restrictions. Also, there is no need to include an additional menu.
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As we've reviewed, parental management of iOS is very comprehensive and contained the range of options which allows us to control the usage of our phone. We should not ignore that all of these limitations can also be useful for us to limit the use or purchase we make.