Parents of young iPhone users are often concerned about the amount of content their children can access. With instant access to a Web browser, iTunes music store, application store and other functions, children have the world at their fingertips in terms of information, videos, music and chat features. Apple does offer parents the option to set restrictions on their children's phones, however, limiting the types of content and applications they are able to use.
Click on the "Settings" icon on the iPhone you want to control.
Scroll down the "Settings" menu and click on "General."
Click on "Restrictions" to turn on restrictions for certain types of applications. You need to set a four-digit password upon turning on the restrictions. Make sure you select a password only you know.
Remove or limit access to Web browsing, taking photos, sending text messages, purchasing content or listening to music by altering the settings in the "Restrictions" menu. You can make the restrictions as strict or as loose as you want, depending on the age and maturity level of your child.
- Some cell phone providers also have parental control options that can be added to their mobile family plans. This additional service allows parents to limit the time their children spend on the phone and restrict the ability to text message or call friends during certain times of the day. It also enables parents to block contact with certain individuals based on their phone numbers.
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