One feature that every parent with an iOS device needs to learn is Restrictions. Today we will cover how to use this feature, and even start to implement it.
Now, if you have an iOS device, which means an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, there is a tool included with your device that you need to know how to use. This tool is called Restrictions. Today, I’m going to get you up and running with this tool and show you some of its uses. Let’s get started.
Restrictions allows you to dictate what someone can or can’t do when you hand them the device. To start working with Restrictions, you first need to launch the Settings app. From within Settings, select General, and then Restrictions. Once you are in the Restrictions section, you will need to press the Enable Restrictions button. You will be asked to enter a passcode. This is the passcode that will enable you to turn off Restrictions in the future. It’s important to note that this isn’t the same passcode that you use to unlock the device.
After entering the passcode twice, you can now begin customizing the restrictions on the device. Apple adds more options to this feature with each release of iOS. Now, for today’s example, we will disable Safari and the camera. Once you exit the Settings app, you will notice that both the Safari and camera icons are no longer on the device. Now, when you’re ready to exit Restrictions, you need to go back into Settings, and then to Restrictions. Once you tap on Restrictions, you will need to enter the passcode. At this point, you can either adjust the restrictions, or you can disable Restrictions altogether, which puts the device back in its normal mode. We will cover more features around Restrictions in upcoming episodes.