iPads are great learning tools for kids. Since iOS has many entertaining apps, iPads make excellent toys as well. But a powerful device like an iPad can be risky. That’s why parents should enable kids mode on iPad.
There are many parents who use iPads to tame their kids temporarily and it’s almost always effective. But there are times that kids unknowingly press things on the device.
And if your data is synced to all your Apple devices, you are going to have a big problem. It’s only a matter of time before your kids delete important apps, contacts, reminders, photos and much more.
Even worse, your kids can make a hefty sum of purchases on the App Store, iTunes and other online apps. Not to mention they could have access to inappropriate content on your iPad.
What Is Kids Mode On iPad?
Thankfully, as a parent, there are ways to prevent these potential horrors. By enabling kids mode on your iPad you will be able impose strict parental control over your child’s device.
You can restrict the settings on your iPad for explicit content, privacy, purchases and downloads. By tweaking your settings on Screen Time, you will be able to block and limit specific apps on your child’s iPad.
Now you can now enjoy your day without having to to worry on what your kid might be watching. Or whether he/she has made yet another purchase.
How To Enable Kids Mode On iPad?
The first step to a child-friendly iPad is to turn on restrictions. This way you can restrict which apps are allowed on your iPad. You can even limit your kid’s screen time on certain apps, so you can manage their usage even while you’re busy.
1. Launch iPad Settings and Select ‘Screen Time’.
2. Tap ‘Continue,’ Then Choose “This is My [Device]” or “This is My Child’s [Device]”.
- Set up a passcode on your device. This way you can prevent any member of your family from changing the Screen Time Settings. Tap ‘Use Screen Time Passcode’, create your passcode then re-enter to confirm.
3. Select ‘Content & Privacy’. Enter your passcode if asked, then toggle on ‘Content & Privacy’.
- After turning on Content & Privacy, you can then choose the allowed apps on your device. You can also restrict certain content on your iPad so your kids can’t access it on that device.
Prevent App Store & iTunes Purchases
One of the many problems parents face is their kids spending money on iTunes and the App Store. This can happen accidentally, or on purpose. Thankfully you can fix that!
1. Launch iPad Settings, Then Tap ‘Screen Time’.
2. Select ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’
3. Tap ‘iTunes & App Store Purchases’
4. Change To ‘Don’t Allow’ in The Settings Under ‘Store Purchases & Redownloads’
You can also set an ‘Always Require’ setting. So if there are additional purchases the passcode is required to push through with the purchase.
Restrict Built-In Apps And Features
To ensure that your iPad is a truly kid-friendly device, you can also restrict your device’s built-in apps and features.
1. Go to The ‘Screen Time’ Settings and Click ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’
2. Tap ‘Allowed Apps’
You will then see the list of your iPad’s built-in apps and features.
Restrict Explicit Content
The internet is full of questionable content that you may not want your kids to see. You can’t possibly keep track of everything your kid is watching and listening to. But, you can prevent your kid from watching and listening to music and videos with explicit content.
1. Go To The ‘Screen Time’ Settings and Click ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’
2. Tap ‘Content Restrictions’
After clicking Content Restrictions, you will then see the list of content that you can restrict your kids from watching and listening to.
Be At Ease With Your Kids On The iPad
Keeping track with your kids’ activities on the iPad is impossible unless you sit and watch them every moment they’re using them. They can watch and listen to whatever they like, or make purchases that they are not even aware of.
Enabling the kids mode on iPad is the only way you can prevent your kids from accessing content that is not age appropriate. And with our guide, you can be at ease with your kids’ screen time!
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