How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone iPad

Enabling restrictions on iPhone iPad is one of the best methods to make it kids friendly. In this post, we will tell you how to enable restrictions on iPhone iPad.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jun. 04, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 04, 2018
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The Internet is a mountain of information and educational content, but it is also the lair of the explicit content and websites. As a parent, you would be concerned about your kid’s activities on their iPhone and would want to keep a check on them. Parental controls are the best tools that you can use to prevent your kids from accessing explicit content like songs, movies, games, or Internet.  Though there are lots of tools on App Store that you can use to enable restrictions on iPhone, Apple has included a built-in restriction tool on their iOS devices.

iOS Restriction feature is the first shield of defense that will protect your children from explicit content on iTunes or Safari browser. Aside from blocking internet and iTunes access, you can also prevent your kids from downloading games or apps from App store, delete apps, add/delete user accounts in various apps, and much more. In this article, we will tell you how to enable restrictions on iPhone in a simple and easy way.

Steps to Enable Restrictions on iPhone iPad

iPhone iPad restrictions can be enabled from the Settings app of the iPhone. For a detailed instruction on how to set restrictions on iPhone, follow the below steps.

Step 1 Go to your iPhone home screen and tap on the “Settings” icon to go to your iPhone settings.

Step 2 In Settings, find “General” from the list of options and tap on it.

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone - Step 2

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3 Go to “Restrictions” and then tap on “Enable Restrictions” button in its settings.

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone - Step 3

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone – Step 3

Step 4 You will be required to set a passcode for the restriction settings on the iPhone. Setting a passcode is very important as without it you won’t be able to access the restriction settings on your iPhone.

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone - Step 4

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone – Step 4

Step 5 Re-enter the passcode a second time to verify it and the restrictions will be enabled on your iPhone.

  1. Be sure to set a passcode that you can easily remember but not the same passcode as the lock screen. Because that will be the first passcode that your child will try to get access to the restrictions settings and disable restrictions.
  2. Make sure that the passcode is easily memorable or jot it down somewhere so that you will be able to gain access to Restrictions settings if you ever need to change the restrictions or disable them permanently.

Step 6 Now, select the content that you want to restrict. There are a lot of sections for blocking content. These are:

App and features – This option lets you restrict the built-in apps and other tools like Siri, Safari, AirDrop, FaceTime, etc.

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone - Step 6

How to Enable Restrictions on iPhone – Step 6

Apple content – In this section, you can block the content available on Apple Music, iBooks Store, iTunes Store, App Store, and podcasts library. You can also restrict installing and deleting of apps and in-app purchases.

Allowed content – In this section, you can choose the rating level of the content that can be viewed on iPhone.

Allow Changes – Here, you can also settings that your child can access like adding accounts, using cellular data etc.

The Bottom Line

For parents, there is nothing more important than to protect their kids from any harm that comes their way. The Internet can be very useful for increasing your knowledge, but it also has other content as well that can be inappropriate for kids to view. So, you can enable restrictions on iPhone iPad they use and restrict any inappropriate content online and on Apple stores.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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