How to set up parental controls on iPhone 14: A guide for a safer digital environment for children

Learn how to implement effective parental controls on your iPhone 14, and other iPhones, using Content & Privacy Restrictions. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions, ensuring a secure and age-appropriate digital experience for your family.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jan 28 2024, 15:50 IST
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Setting up parental controls
Setting up parental controls on an iPhone 14 involves configuring Content & Privacy Restrictions through the Screen Time feature. Follow these steps to establish effective parental controls on your device: 1. Update Devices:   Before proceeding, ensure that all devices within your Family Sharing group are updated to the latest software version. This ensures synchronization of parental control settings across devices. (unsplash)
1/5 Setting up parental controls on an iPhone 14 involves configuring Content & Privacy Restrictions through the Screen Time feature. Follow these steps to establish effective parental controls on your device: 1. Update Devices:   Before proceeding, ensure that all devices within your Family Sharing group are updated to the latest software version. This ensures synchronization of parental control settings across devices. (unsplash)
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Access Screen Time
2. Access Screen Time:   Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on "Screen Time." 3. Enable Screen Time:Toggle on the Screen Time feature by tapping "Turn on Screen Time." Choose between "This is My [Device]" or "This is My Child's [Device]."  (unsplash)
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2/5 2. Access Screen Time:   Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on "Screen Time." 3. Enable Screen Time:Toggle on the Screen Time feature by tapping "Turn on Screen Time." Choose between "This is My [Device]" or "This is My Child's [Device]."  (unsplash)
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Create a Passcode
4. Create a Passcode:If you're the parent or guardian, set up a Screen Time passcode to prevent others from changing your settings. Enter a passcode and re-enter it for confirmation. Authenticate with your Apple ID and password. For a child's device, follow the prompts to set up a Screen Time passcode and authenticate with the Apple ID. 5. Access Content & Privacy Restrictions:Tap on "Content & Privacy Restrictions." If prompted, enter your passcode. (unsplash)
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3/5 4. Create a Passcode:If you're the parent or guardian, set up a Screen Time passcode to prevent others from changing your settings. Enter a passcode and re-enter it for confirmation. Authenticate with your Apple ID and password. For a child's device, follow the prompts to set up a Screen Time passcode and authenticate with the Apple ID. 5. Access Content & Privacy Restrictions:Tap on "Content & Privacy Restrictions." If prompted, enter your passcode. (unsplash)
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Enable Restrictions
6. Enable Restrictions:Turn on Content & Privacy Restrictions. It's essential to choose a passcode distinct from the one used to unlock the device. 7. Adjust Passcode Settings:To modify or disable the passcode, go to Settings > Screen Time > [your child's name]. Select either "Change Screen Time Passcode" or "Turn Off Screen Time Passcode." Confirm the change using Face ID, Touch ID, or the device passcode. (unsplash)
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4/5 6. Enable Restrictions:Turn on Content & Privacy Restrictions. It's essential to choose a passcode distinct from the one used to unlock the device. 7. Adjust Passcode Settings:To modify or disable the passcode, go to Settings > Screen Time > [your child's name]. Select either "Change Screen Time Passcode" or "Turn Off Screen Time Passcode." Confirm the change using Face ID, Touch ID, or the device passcode. (unsplash)
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iPhone. Content & Privacy Restrictions
By following these steps, you've successfully set up parental controls on the iPhone. Content & Privacy Restrictions allow you to manage and limit access to certain apps, features, and content, ensuring a safer and more controlled digital environment for children. Regularly review and update these settings to adapt to your family's needs. (unsplash)
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5/5 By following these steps, you've successfully set up parental controls on the iPhone. Content & Privacy Restrictions allow you to manage and limit access to certain apps, features, and content, ensuring a safer and more controlled digital environment for children. Regularly review and update these settings to adapt to your family's needs. (unsplash)
First Published Date: 28 Jan, 15:50 IST
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