[GUIDE] : How to use parental controls on iPhone and iPad (iOS) Part one
Since implementing version 12 of its iOS, Apple has removed most parental control apps from the App Store and improved its own protection features. In the meantime, a few apps started to reappear like OurPact.
To access the parental control functions of an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 or later, go to and press .
When using this feature for the first time, you will have to choose between or .
⇒ If you want to prevent another family member from changing your device settings, tap to define a code. Enter the code again to confirm it.
⇒ If you are setting up Screen Time on your child’s device, follow the instructions until you get to and enter a code. Enter the code again to confirm it.
The defined code will be requested regularly to confirm the various settings offered.
At the top of the Screen time menu screen, the average daily usage time of the device and a comparison (in percentage) compared to the previous week are displayed. If you press , you will obtain a breakdown of time according to the categories of applications used (games, social networks, etc.) and access an activity report (per day or per week) detailing the time of use of all the applications used. By swiping down on the screen, you will have access to even more statistics on the time spent on this device. The number of notifications received or the number of times the device has been activated during the day are also indicated. This feature is very useful for you to see how much time your child spends on certain games, on social networks or on the Internet.
This screen offers you other very useful options for parental control.
In this menu, you can determine the time slots during which only certain applications and phone calls will be authorized depending on the days of the week. The device will display an alert five minutes before the start of the period, to alert you of the imminent start of the downtime. Beyond that, a Time limit alert will be displayed for each application concerned. You can override this restriction by entering the code you have determined beforehand, but also decide to block the device during the downtime. This option is very practical to prevent your child from playing on their phone or going on social networks from a certain time in the evening, for example.
Go to this menu to limit the time you use certain applications. Select the applications (or categories of applications), then click to set a duration. You can also allocate different usage time depending on the day of the week. A notification will appear five minutes before the limit is reached, but you can also choose to block the app at the end of the time by activating the switch .
Select the apps you want to allow even during downtime. They will therefore remain available regardless of the defined downtime. By default, Phone, Messages, FaceTime, and Maps are already recorded.
In this section, you will find all of the most important parental control settings. By going there, you can block all inappropriate content for your child. Press the switch and authorize or not the various parameters.
⇒ Purchases on iTunes and the App Store
Authorize or not the addition and deletion of applications, in-app purchases from the various Apple online stores (App Store, iTunes Store and Books) by selecting or . You can also or not require the password for any purchase made in the three stores.
⇒ Authorized apps
Go to this menu to authorize or not certain sensitive applications. For example, you can prohibit access to the iTunes Store or Safari, simply by disabling the corresponding switch.
⇒ Content restrictions
Here you can determine what kind of store content is allowed. For example, by pressing , you can authorize all apps (or none) and especially apply an age category. Do the same for other types of media: music, films, TV series, books, in particular to avoid any explicit content. Click on in order to limit adult websites or only allow access to websites that you have authorized (in this case, go to to complete the list of sites).
You can also set restrictions on the use of Siri, with or without allowing searching for web content and explicit language. Finally, you can set restrictions with regard to the Game Center, namely whether or not to allow multiplayer games, adding friends or recording the screen. Note: very few game developers include the Game
This part is used to manage all the information (contacts, photos, etc.) which the applications installed on the device can access. For each of them, it is up to you to authorize or not the modifications.
⇒ Authorize modifications
You can also authorize or not the modification of certain settings of your device, in particular by preventing the access code as well as your account and password from being changed.
Always from Screen Time screen
If you have several devices, it is possible to associate the Screen Time functionality of all connected iPhones and iPads to the same iCloud account by activating the switch of the option . In the same way, you can activate and configure family sharing by going to to view reports on your device that describe your child’s activity in front of the screen. You can also share content (music, movies, applications…), manage a family calendar, locate family members’ devices and above all manage the sharing of purchases by paying with a single credit card. To do this, everyone must have an Apple ID. You can find all the details on the family group on the Apple site.
How to activate parental controls on your iPhone or iPad
OUR TIPS – There is an easy way to block or restrict access to certain apps on your iPhone or iPad. Enough to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you receive your invoice.
We can no longer count the number of cases where parents have been victims of these famous supposedly free games which offer, during the game, paid options whose cost is then passed on to your operator’s bill: for example, 9 , 99 euros to go to the next level of the game, or even 10.99 euros to buy virtual objects. Parents then discover dumbfounded, and therefore often too late, that their children have spent large sums wanting to have fun with their iPhone or iPad. Luckily, there is a way to avoid a bad surprise when you receive your phone bill. Here’s how to do it.► Activate parental controls
Tap the “Settings” application icon, then go to “General”, and then click “Restrictions” at the very bottom. ► Enter your password
Once in the “Restrictions” menu, press “Activate” and create an access code. You will need it to change your settings or turn off restrictions.A noter ⇒ If you lose or forget this passcode, you must erase the data on your device and then set it up as a new device to remove the passcode. If you want to change it, go to “Settings”, then “General”. Click on “Disable” (the restrictions), enter your access code. Then, click the button again to “Enable” restrictions, and enter a new password. ► Select apps and other options
To find out which applications and functions you can prevent access to, go to the “Settings” menu, then to “General” and then go to “Restrictions”. Here you can turn restrictions on or off for all apps and features listed. To find your way around, be aware that if an app or feature is enabled or if a check mark is visible next to it, then anyone using your device can to access. Otherwise, the app or feature cannot be used.
how to manage your parental controls on iOS
To install parentsdanslesparages.com on your iOS device, read the guide below or watch our video tutorial.
From your child’s device
1- Download the application on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
- To install our parental control application on an iOS device, you must first register on Parentsdanslesparages.com. You will then receive an email containing a temporary password which will allow you to connect to the application.
- To download the application, go to the App Store from the child’s device and install the application ” PDLP parental control ».
2- Launch of parental controls
- Launch the app.
- Log in using your parentsdanslesparages.com credentials received when you registered.
- You will then be warned that using PDLP parental controls will disrupt the order in which icons appear on the desktop. Click on ” OK to continue ».
- Click on ” Connect »To link the device to your parentsdanslesparages.com account.
- Then follow the 3 installation steps for the system settings described in the tutorial screen: click on ” Installer », To the screen indicating that your device is correctly installed.
3 – Installation of the secure browser
- To allow your children to go on the Web without encountering inappropriate content and as a complement to the PDLP application, we suggest you download our secure browser.
- You will then be redirected to the App Store; download the application displayed on the screen then click on “Open”.
- Then click on “Associate” to link the browser to your parentsdanslesparages.com application.
- All you have to do is validate to finalize the installation.