Set parental control on iDevice

As the role of technology increases in our lives, the worries increase as well when our children start using new “uncontrolled” devices. New technologies are giving us full access to the endless source of the information / data. Most parents don’t know how to limit the information that is displayed on the device’s, when most of the manufacturers of the devices provide a service of parental control.


Restrictions or parental control option allows to set what children can or can’t access on iPhone, iPod or iPad. This is the greatest feature that allows you to lock safari, camera, Facetime, Siri, airdrop, Car Play, iTunes, Podcast, apps from App-store and even in-app purchases, as well as set age restriction on what can be displayed on the device and disable access to account and other app setting changes. With this option, I can say apple devices are most children friendly.


Please note: If you will forget your Restrictions pass-code, you’ll need to erase your device, then set it up as a new device to remove the Restrictions pass-code. Restoring your device using a backup won’t remove the Restrictions pass-code.

Turn the Restrictions On

1. Tap Settings > General > Restrictions.


 2. Tap Enable Restrictions. 


3. Create a Restrictions pass-code. You need the Restrictions pass-code to change your settings or to turn off Restrictions.

Features and applications that can be restricted

If an app or feature is on or if there’s a check-mark next to it, anyone using your device can use that app or feature. Otherwise, no one can use that app or feature on your device.

Businesses and schools often use profiles, which can turn on Restrictions. To find out if your device has a profile, go to Settings > General > Profiles. Contact your administrator or the person who sets up the profile for more information.

Apps and features

  • Safari
  • Camera (also disables FaceTime)
  • Siri & Dictation
  • FaceTime (my depend on operator service)
  • AirDrop
  • CarPlay
  • iTunes Store
  • Apple Music Connect (replaces Connect tab with Playlists)
  • iBooks Store
  • Podcasts
  • News
  • Installing apps
  • Deleting apps



  • In-App Purchases
  • Multiplayer Games
  • Adding Friends
  • Screen Recording

Types of content

  • Ratings For (select the country or region in the ratings section to automatically apply the appropriate content ratings for that region)
  • Music, Podcasts & News
  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • Books
  • Apps
  • Siri
  • Websites
  • Password Settings

Privacy settings

  • Location Services
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Reminders
  • Photos
  • Share My Location
  • Bluetooth sharing
  • Microphone
  • Speech Recognition
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Advertising
  • Media Library

Settings and accounts

  • Accounts (you can prevent changes to Mail, Contacts, Calendars)
  • Cellular Data Use 
  • Background App Refresh
  • Volume limit

When you have Restrictions on, you might not see certain apps, features, or services. If you’re missing an app or feature, or can’t use a certain service, try turning Restrictions off. If you have any of these issues, try turning off Restrictions:

  • You don’t see an app on the Home screen (like Safari, Camera, or FaceTime).
  • You can’t use a certain feature or service (like Siri or Location Services).
  • You see that a setting is missing or dimmed (like Mail, iCloud, Twitter, and FaceTime).

If you lose or forget your Restrictions pass-code, you need to erase your device, then set it up as a new device to remove the Restrictions pass-code.

Change your Restrictions pass-code

To change your Restrictions pass-code after you turn on Restrictions, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
  2. Enter your current Restrictions pass-code.
  3. Tap Disable Restrictions, then enter your Restrictions pass-code again.
  4. Tap Enable Restrictions, then enter a new Restrictions pass-code.



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