[GUIDE] : How to Use Parental Controls on iPhone and iPad (iOS) Part two

From your parent space

1 – Connection to the parent area

  • Your parent area allows you to manage the security settings that you have applied for each of your children on their different devices.
  • It is available from the website www.parentsdanslesparages.com. All you have to do is click on Parents’ area at the top right and enter your login details to access it.
  • Note that you can connect and configure your children’s sessions from a computer, but also from your smartphone or tablet.

2 – Planning of use

  • In the “Users” section, go to the desired user and click on “More” then “Planning”. Access is also made on the “Planning”From the main menu. Then simply select the desired user from the drop-down menu on the right.
  • Choose the authorized connection times. You can then configure the content that may or may not be accessible according to these time slots.
  • Note that on iOS, it is not yet possible to set up a maximum connection time per day or per week.

3 – Internet filtering level (valid after installing the secure browser)

  • Go to your parent space.
  • Go to the “Users” section, click on the “More” button of the desired user and on Internet filtering .
  • Set the level of security you want to apply to your child.
  • Access to filtering is also done via the “Internet filtering” tab in the menu. Then choose the desired user with the drop-down menu on the right of the screen.

As with internet filtering on a computer, filtering on your child’s iPhone, iPad or iPod is set automatically using the date of birth you entered. You can change this default setting if you want.

4 – Application management

During authorized time slots

Go to “Planning” and choose the “Configuration during authorized time slots” tab. You can configure three kinds of content:

  • Applications : you can allow or not the installation of applications and access to iTunes and / or Safari. You can also authorize access to all applications or filter them by age (- 4 years old, – 9 years old, – 12 years old, – 17 years old).
  • Contents : you may or may not allow adult content in Music, Podcast or iTunes U, and erotic content in iBookstore. You can also authorize access to all films and all TV series, or filter them by age (- 10 years old, – 12 years old, – 16 years old, – 18 years old).
  • In-app purchases: you may or may not allow in-game purchases.

Example: you decide to allow the installation of applications and iTunes, but to ban Safari. You also block adult content, erotic content, and movies that are not recommended for ages 12 and under. During their authorized time slots, your child will be able to install new applications, will have access to iTunes, but Safari and all erotic content will be blocked. He will also not be able to have access to films and TV series intended for over 12 years.

Outside the authorized time slots

Go to “Planning” and go to the “Configuration outside of authorized time slots” tab. Again, you can manage apps, content, and in-app purchases.

Example: you decide to ban the installation of applications, iTunes, and Safari. You also block adult content and erotic content, as well as all movies and series. Outside of their authorized time slots, your child will not be able to install new applications, will not have access to iTunes, and all erotic content will be blocked. They will not be able to access films and TV series intended for over 12s either.

5 – Impact of the settings on the device

  • Applications blocked from the parent area are not visible on the affected iOS device. The child cannot therefore access it.
  • If the installation of new apps has not been authorized by the parent, the App Store is no longer visible on the iOS device.
  • In the event that adult / erotic content is blocked in the iBookstore, iTunes, podcasts or music, the child will not be able to access the content considered erotic by Apple.
  • If in-app purchases are not allowed and the child tries to purchase something through an app, a pop-up opens and informs that the App Store is not available.

Uninstalling parental controls

  • If you wish to temporarily deactivate parental controls in order to use the iOS device without restriction, log into the application using your credentials. Then move the switch to deactivate or re-activate parental controls.
  • If you wish to uninstall the Parentsdanslesparages.com application from the iOS device, connect to the application using your credentials and click “Reset”. Then follow the 3 uninstallation steps described in the tutorial screen.

How to set up parental controls on iPhone

Apple offers parents to set up parental controls on their devices. A way to protect the youngest from explicit content or avoid unsupervised purchases.

With the new update to Apple’s operating system, iOS 12 now offers a great feature for parents to supervise the use of smartphones and other tablets by their children. Indeed, the new “Screen time” feature offers various usage data, as well as tools for supervising children’s surfing. Whether it is to establish a game limit, to prevent their child from finding themselves in front of inappropriate content for their age or to prevent them from downloading paid applications without their knowledge, a parent has many possibilities.

First, you will have to configure your iPhone or that of your child as such. You will be able to control the use of your offspring on your own device or on theirs from your own. From the “Screen time” menu, in the phone or tablet settings, scroll all the way down to see “Configure screen time for the family”. You can fill in your child’s Apple account or create a year for them. Then, follow the different steps that appear on the screen such as the date of birth of it, for example.

Activate restrictions

From the “Screen time” menu, the “Content and confidentiality restrictions” option brings together all the support tools for parents. To take advantage of each of them, you must first activate it. To do this, tap on it and slide the tab.

Then set up a code. This will be useful to override any restriction you added. Be careful that if your child knows him, he can do the same. It is therefore important to choose a code and not to communicate it.

Please note that it is important to remember this code, in case of loss you will have to reset the phone and the iCloud backups cannot be reinstalled because of this code.

ITunes and App Store purchases

Once these two steps are completed, you can finally apply restrictions, especially with regard to the purchase of applications, music or other paid files. All you have to do is activate the introduction of the password mode for any addition or deletion of applications, the same for in-app purchases.

An interesting tool to prevent your offspring from increasing your telephone bill.

Content restrictions

You can also keep an eye on the content that your child will be confronted with. iOS offers to filter the type of files that a user might face through a specific classification. Thus, depending on the country, podcasts, press articles, publications, films and other entertainment items limited to an audience of a certain age will be restricted. You decide which explicit files your child can access. To limit this content, just press “Content restrictions”, then Movies, Books, Music or others and restrict those officially considered not to be intended for a young audience.

Applications classified for an adult audience will also be restricted.

Explicit content

It is also possible to restrict access to sites for adults. Still in the restrictions menu, go down to get to “Web content”. You can choose to limit access to this type of site or, to go even further, to authorize consultation only to informed sites only.

Finally, you can also configure Siri to avoid showing explicit search results. Further down the “Content restrictions” list, select “Search for web content” as well as “Explicit language” and activate “Do not allow”. Your children are less likely to be confronted with vulgar or inappropriate content for their age.

Application limits

Little blondes are fond of mobile games, time consuming, they can spend many hours in front of the screens of smartphones and other tablets. Imposing a game time limit is an interesting feature since once configured, you no longer need to check the clock every ten minutes.

Once in the “Screen time” settings, all you have to do is choose the type of applications whose daily use will be limited in time. Thus, a parent can choose to limit surfing on social networks, creative applications or games to X hours per day. Grouping by type of application also facilitates handling.

After choosing the type of applications, it will be necessary to decide on the duration of use limit. It is also possible to set up different durations depending on whether it is a week or a weekend.

Finally, in order to prevent your offspring from fooling you and continuing to play or surf despite your limitation, consider prohibiting code modification. From the “Content and privacy restrictions” page, scroll down to the “Allow changes” list. Deactivate the options over which you want to keep control, in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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