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iBroke My Gadgets Top Tips for setting up Parental controls on Apple Devices

Parental Controls Available on iPhones and iPads

If you have thought about adding parental controls to your child’s devices but you’re unsure how to go about it then check out these top tips to ensure your child’s gadgets are child-friendly.


Turning Parental Controls On

Follow these steps to start setting up parental controls.

Visit “Settings” > “General” > “Restrictions.”

Then, select “Enable Restrictions.”

Make a “Restrictions” passcode to turn parental controls on and off.

NOTE: Keep this code in a safe place. If you forget the code, you must erase your child’s device entirely.


Managing Apps on Your Child’s Device

On the “Restrictions” page under “Allow”, you may choose to disable built-in apps and features on your child’s iPad or iPhone including:








Blocking Explicit Content

Parents may prevent children from viewing or listening to explicit content under the “Allowed Content” section on the “Restrictions” page. To begin, simply:

Select your country or region under the “Ratings For” option.

Choose the specific ratings allowed for each of the following features:

Music, Podcasts & News


TV shows





Setting Website Restrictions

Apple’s operating system, iOS, is so advanced that it can automatically filter content on websites and apps to limit adult content. However, if you have specific websites you want to approve or block your child from visiting altogether, follow these steps:


Visit “Settings” > “General” > “Restrictions” > “Websites.”

Select one of the following:

All Websites

Limit Adult Content

Specific Websites Only


Setting Your Child’s Privacy Settings

Select which apps can have access to information or hardware on your child’s device under the “Privacy” section of the “Restrictions” page. In this section you might consider:

Blocking apps and websites from using your child’s location,

Inhibiting apps from retrieving your child’s photos, contacts, or calendar,

Locking “Find My Friends” so that your child cannot stop sharing his or her location.


Restrict Changes to Features and Settings

Prevent your child from changing features and settings such as accounts, passwords, “Do Not Disturb While Driving”, volume and more.

We hope these top tips for setting up parental controls have been helpful.

iBroke My Gadget Team

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