Fortunately, your iPhone does come with some parental controls that can keep the owner of the iPhone away from certain content.
The control you are given is no way as useful as many other parental control programs, but for content provided straight out of the box, it is not such a bad offering.
In this article we’ll list the kind of parental tools you can expect to find on your iPhone.
App restrictions can be found in the general menu of the settings tab on iPhones and iPads. With one single tap, you can turn app restrictions on or off.
App restrictions can be used to restrict access to apps, certain content within the apps, and prevent changes to certain privacy settings.
There are a variety of different restrictions you can set up and manage from the app restrictions option in the settings menu.
In summary, here are a list of items you can restrict access to.
- iTunes Store
- iBooks Store
- In-App Purchases
- Installing apps
- Deleting apps
There are a few types of content you can restrict as well, and these are listed below.
- Age Ratings
- Music and podcasts
- TV shows
Finally, you can also restrict changes to certain privacy settings, including those listed below.
- Location Services
- Bluetooth sharing
How to Set up Restrictions
To set up restrictions, you need to head into settings, then tap general. From here, you can find the restrictions option. By default, it will be set to off, but you can tap it to turn it on.
You will then be taken to a page that will allow you to set up a number of different restrictions.
As well as being able to enable or disable restrictions from this page, you can also turn off the restrictions for the different apps and content types listed above.
If you would like to change the restrictions at any time, you can always go back into the settings menu and make any changes when necessary. Because everything is built into the settings menu, it’s always convenient to make any adjustments.
More Parental Control Options
If you are looking for more features for parental control, you may want to consider looking into finding an external app or program for extra features.
One of the best ways to get the most extensive control options is to use a cell monitoring software. There are plenty of different options out there, but most monitoring programs can monitor activity, restrict certain content and keep you in the loop when certain content is used.
Monitoring software is great for getting a strong idea about what the owner of the device you are monitoring is doing. Even though you may not be able to completely restrict certain content like you can on the Apple restrictions feature, you can always know what is happening on the device and when.
We have more details about the different parental controls you can get by using monitoring software here.