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How To Limit Screen Time For Your Child On iPhone?

Limiting the screen time of your child is the way to limit digital health risks upon your family.

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If you’re a parent of a Gen-Z child who is also an iPhone or Apple device owner, then the screen time of your child would definitely be among your primary concerns. Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of your and your child’s time being spent now must be digital. Knowing the downsides and the health risks that come along with this exponential increase in screen time, you would surely want to limit your young one’s digital usage. Hence, we are here to help you with the various ways you can limit the screen time of your child on iPhone and how to do so. 

It is the little changes we implement in life that ultimately make a big difference in the long run. Agree? 

Various Limits That You Can Put Via Screen Time 

You can set Downtime Limits, App Limits, Communication Limits, Content and Privacy Restrictions as well as set exceptions to allow the usage of certain apps always, via the Always Allowed parameter. All you need to do is go to Settings > Screen Time > See All Activity and you get the above-mentioned controls as your list options. Scheduling downtime allows only selected apps and phone calls to be made available for use by your child. 

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You can set daily limits for app categories via App Limits, control who your children can communicate with via Communication Limits and even control the type of content that your younger one can see, purchase or download from their device.

Read also: How To Check Screen Time On iPhone?

How To Limit Screen Time For Your Child On iPhone?

How To Limit Screen Time on iPhone 

You can either use your own device to control your child’s digital usage via Family Sharing, or you can set the required limits directly through your child’s iPhone via its Screen Time feature provided. For the latter, you can also create a dedicated passcode so that only you can access and make changes to the settings. 

Step 1: Go to Settings > Screen Time > Turn on Screen Time > This is My Child’s (device name)

Step 2: If you’re using your child’s device to set up a screen time limit for them through Family Sharing, you would have to provide your Screen Time Password in order to identify as a parent.

Step 3: You can then set up Downtime, App Limits, Content & Privacy with the limitations that you want to put on your child’s usage. That’s it!

Read also: How To Check Screen Time On Android?

Hence, in just a couple of clicks, you can monitor and set limits to your child’s digital activity. 

In case you know of any other means or ways to do so on iOS devices, let us know in the comments section below.

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