It is important that you know what content your children are reading, watching, listening to, or buying on the Internet using an iPad. Parental controls for iPad can be set up in such a way that clever children cannot remove them or alter anything that you have restricted. You may then allow the child to use an iOS device without having to worry about the content they are getting. Here we look at various ways in which iPad parental controls can be implemented.
Step 1: Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. Then look for the “Enable Restrictions” tab and click on it.
Step 2: You will be asked to put in a 4-digit passcode and then enter it for a second time. You must make sure that this is a number that you will remember and one that the children cannot guess; do not use birthdays, since they will get those. Parental control s for iPad need to be secure since children are technologically savvy nowadays.
iPads that have iOS 7 and above are able to filter the content that a child will have access to when using the device. This is a useful parental control iPad feature since it ensures that appropriate content is all that your child gets to see, read or listen to.
Step 1. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions, and once again tap on the “Enable Restrictions” tab. After putting in the passcode, you will get a list of all the content that is allowed on the device.
Step 2. Scroll down to any of the content that you would like to restrict and then click on it. Look at “Websites” tab as an example.
Step 3. You can decide to limit All Websites, Limit Adult Content, or Specific Websites Only, where you will have to manually put in the web address of the websites to restrict.
Step 1. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions, and once again tap on the “Enable Restrictions” tab. After putting in the passcode, you will get a list of all the content that is allowed on the device. On the list, go to the “Apps” tab so you can see all the apps that are on the iPad.
Step 2. Next to each tab, there is a toggle button; click on the buttons for apps that you want to restrict to toggle them “Off”.
Step 3. Go Further and restrict apps according to age ratings. They are all enabled by default so simply tap on the rating to disable it.
Guided Access is a feature that is fund on iOS; “Time Limit” was added to Guided Access as one of the iPad parental controls that limit how much time a child can spend on the device. Here is how to go about setting up this feature.
Step 1. Enable Guided Access by going to Settings>General>Accessibility. Under “Learning”, enable the “Guided Access” tab.
Step 2. On The Guided Access Page, toggle it on and then set a passcode for the time limit. You can also use the “Touch ID” option so you can use your fingerprint if you do not want to have a passcode.
Step 3. Tap on Time Limits option, and then set up the time limit sounds. This lets a sound play when the time limit is over. You can also have the time limit spoken, when you enable the “Speak” option. If 30 seconds are left, the iPad will speak, letting you know that 30 seconds are remaining.
Step 4. Now you can set a time limit for an app, by clicking on the “Home” button three times, and the Guided Access will be enabled. On the bottom left corner, you will be able to set the time the device should be on. Click on the “Done” and tap the “Start” option and the iPad will go into the Guided Access mode for the time that you have set.
There are third party apps that are used to set iPad parental controls and limit the apps content and websites that children can get access to. Here are three of the best.
Spyzie is another iPad parental control utility that keeps children away from harmful content. Here are some of the key features.
Price: $9.99 per month
Mobicip is a one of the third party parental controls for iPad apps. You can sign up for a free Mobicip account once the app is installed. The key features include
Price: Free for Basic Editions and $39.99/year for Premium Edition
uKnowkids is another parental control iPad app that is quickly gaining popularity. Here are some of the main features
Price: $10 per month or $100 per year
Parental control iPad utilities are best for keeping your children safe for an Internet that is very difficult to police. These apps and utilities will ensure that you rest easy knowing that your children are safe when on the Internet.