3 Easy Step How to Block an App in iPhone (for Parent Restriction or Parental Control)
Cyberbullying, obscene or offensive content, pornography, hateful messages, and sexual predators are only a few of the alarming risks associated with your child interacting on the Internet on their devices. Of course as a parents, we need to protect our child from it. How do you keep them safe in the world where technology is everything today. You can use Restrictions, also known as parental controls, to block or limit specific apps and features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, including access to explicit content in the iTunes Store. In this article, we are going to explain how to turn on the restrictions step by step.
Now let’s talk about the features on iOS, the parental control. iOS built-in parental controls for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches come in the form of ‘Restrictions.’ These controls help parents prevent access to specific apps and features on an iOS device.There are three areas where parents can restrict usage on the devices:
A. Apps And Features
The apps you can restrict on an iOS device include: Safari, Camera, FaceTime, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, in-app purchases, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay (iPhone 5 or later), and managing apps. You can add restrictions to all of these apps or just a few.
Content restrictions are available for music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, books, apps, Siri, and websites.
C. Privacy Settings
You can restrict in these categories: location services, contacts, calendars, reminders, photos, Bluetooth sharing, Twitter, microphone, Facebook, and advertising.
Now that you have come to this point, of course you want to know how to activate the parental control, and here are the steps to do it.
1. Turn on the restriction
2. Tap Restriction
Source : https://support.apple.com
3. Tap Enable Restrictions and create a passcode for Restrictions
Source : https://support.apple.com
This is the default parenting control that you can use built inside your iPhone, iPad and indeed apple has done a great job in the app. Is it enough? If you got an app that is more controlling and more safe to use then isn’t that better? I mean, i’m not saying that the default built in parenting control in Apple is bad, and some may use it as it’s not that urgent or not that important to really control their child. But for some of you that think the built in app is not enough, you could search for a parenting app that is offered in the apps store which cover:
1. Limit Contact list and text message
Allows you to select which numbers the mobile phone can be used to call and text. It can also be used to block calls and messages from specific phone numbers
2. Block Features and media
To disable the camera or block movies or TV shows that can be viewed on the device.
3. Set Time Restrictions
Use to set time restrictions that prevent apps or games from being used during specific times. Additionally, you can use time restriction features to lock the entire phone or limit the ability to make calls.
4. App Blocking and disabling
Allows you to block apps from being installed on the device. It can also be used as a way to limit the amount of time a child spends on a specific app.
And of course there are more features that could be search in the store, but this is enough i think. The important thing is to have them know and to learn that not everything can be find on the iPhone. Thank you for reading and have a nice day!