This post is part of a series related to Parental controls for devices. iOS devices don’t allow you to create multiple user profiles; hence it is recommended to provide a separate device to your children so that they don’t delete or expose your information inadvertently
As a workaround, if your device has no critical data, you may configure parental controls and share the device with your child.
Applying parental controls and securing your information involves the three following steps:
- Create a child Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad.
- Set up the child account on your child’s device. (This is similar to setting up your new phone. Hence we are not covering this step in this post.)
- Configure parental controls for your child’s phone.
Create Child Account
- Open the settings app and open your Apple ID
- Click on Family Sharing
- Add family member, select Create a Child account
- Enter the details such as your child’s birthday, confirm your payment details etc.
Configure Parental controls for the child's account
- Open the Settings app and tap on Screen Time.
Tap on “Turn on Screen Time” and follow the steps to setup down time, content restrictions etc. You may set up a PIN for screen time – this will be required to change or remove the parental controls settings on the device.