Nowadays, children were born in the era of technology, so obviously, they have got attached easily to iPhone/iPad since their childhood. It cannot be denied that on the Internet, there are hundreds of good things, but there are thousands of bad ones directly or indirectly affecting normal development of children. What is more, if children use a smart device without control, they can cause transactions with some useful apps and accounts and even delete important data. Banning them from having access to modern devices would be a good idea, however, if you give them the opportunity to get access and explore great things brought by modern devices, they will develop well and become more creative. So the problem is that how can we make devices like iPhone/iPad safe for kids? And in this piece, we would like to propose 4 ways to restrict content for kids when you let your kids use iPhone/iPad.
1. Block In-App Purchases
If you are handling your device to any kids while some apps in your device use your accounts or credit card information, you should bear in mind that the kids can make some unusual In-App transactions unknowingly. To avoid this you had better Block the In-App Purchases.
Here is how to block the In-App Purchases:
Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
Step 2: Choose Enable Restrictions. You will now be asked for the passcode. Fill up the desired passcode and then click on OK.
Step 3: Now on the screen scroll down to the In-App Purchases option and enable it.
From now on, whenever someone wants to buy apps from your device, they must have the passcode you just created.
2. Disable iTunes, Install and Delete Apps
It is unavoidable that kids can accidentally remove the essential apps and also download the apps from the iTunes. And another useful method is to disable iTunes, install and delete apps. To do this you should follow the step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Once again go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
Step 2: Next, just turn off iTunes, disable the Installing Apps and Deleting Apps features.
3. Disable Safari
Under the Restrictions menu, there are other options. One of them is Safari. By disabling it, you can prevent the kids from surfing up any site. In addition, in order to protect your data inside the mails, contacts and calendars, you just need to go to Accounts > Don’t Allow Changes.
4. Create iTunes Account
In this way, you can create a different account for the kids that they can get access to. This allows them to download the apps and games…and later on, all will be informed to you as you will open their account, thereby enabling you to see what they are doing and even avoid the unusual app purchases.