Have you ever put headphones on only to discover your iPhone or iPad was way too loud? Imagine if that happened for your child. Luckily, Apple gives you a way to limit the volume on an iOS device, so that your child can have their hearing protected. In today’s video you’ll cover not only how to adjust this setting but also how to make sure your child can’t change it.
Now while we usually think of emotional and mental dangers associated with using digital devices, there can also be real physical damage to your child’s hearing. Thankfully the restrictions feature at IOS also provides a way for us to limit the volume at which your child can listen to audio, so let’s dive into it.
IOS allows you to set the maximum volume for the device. To access this feature you’ll need to go to the settings app. From this app scroll down until you see music. From this option look for the volume limit option. From here you can set the maximum volume for the device. The next step in this process is to make sure that your child can’t change this setting. We will do this with the restrictions feature that we’ve covered in previous episodes.
From within this page in the settings app, go back to the general list. Next, select restrictions. You’ll need to press the enable restrictions button if you haven’t enabled it yet. Once you do you’ll need to set a passcode. This passcode will be used to either edit or disable the restrictions on this device. Once you have restrictions enabled scroll to the bottom and you will see an option called volume limit. From here you can specify whether your child can change the volume limit. Select don’t allow changes. After setting this the volume limit will be locked to its current setting. With this setting in place you can make sure that the maximum volume that you set won’t be exceeded when your child is listening to the IOS device.