To help parents feel safer, Apple offers some cool features, most of which can be accessed via the settings on both iPhone and iPad. This enables parents control the activities of the young ones on the internet. For instance, you can stop Safari by setting the device in a way that restricts access to certain applications that would enable it.
Sounds good, right?
Read on to find more subtle means to regulate the activities of young internet users.
iPhone, as well as iPad contain a special filter for web contents. This filter is developed to automatically spot unwanted web contents such as pornography or offensive materials, considered inappropriate for these young users. Then, these unique features will automatically prevent access to the questionable pages.
Through the settings, you can limit the usage frequencies or completely block their access to the said pages. And for scrutiny, you can supervise their browsing history by first disabling the incognito mode.
How do you do these things? Let’s move on!
Apple has recently been put under pressure on end-users’ desire to develop iOS features that would give parents the ability to control the online activities of their children. Apple’s management recognized this need when they made a promise of satisfying this desire in their future iOS updates, pointing out that it’s already possible to do some of these things through their web restriction features.
This “Restriction” makes it possible to disable browsing into undesirable areas (outside the white list of your choice). Good thing is, this can be done without completely terminating the Safari app. It’s all about terminating access to all those websites that you have not permitted the child to visit.
Most parents prefer using “limitation option” which empowers the algorithmic filter to stop websites with adult contents from loading and will further add them to the black list to hamper future attempts.
If you enable an option that keeps your child’s browsing history, this history will always be saved for you to see later. This action will automatically deactivate the “Clear History” option.
NOTE: this is peculiar to Safari. Other browsers may not be as prompt. For Safari, always disable the incognito mode.
Setting Parental Control on iPad and iPhone Safari Apps:
This is how you can prevent your children from making the wrong use of the devices, like viewing or uploading on adult sites.
- Turn on your child’s Settings on iOS and make the content filter enabled.
- Tap on “General”. Then tap on “Restrictions”.
- If this restriction hasn’t been previously done on the phone, you will be requested to create a pass code – a-4-digit code that will be requested for when you want to alter the restriction. With this code, your child cannot change the restriction option without your consent.
- At the point when the restriction is enabled, move to the site row and make a decision of what will either be on the white or black lists and then activate.
- The default setting is positioned to capture any site of your choice. Pick your desired sites for this settings. A few are already on the list. An option tagged “Add More” is at the lower part of the page, use it to add as many more sites as you want.
- At the center is another option tagged “Restricted to Adult”. If you enable this option, iPhone will use SmartFilter and algorithms to stop adult pages from loading.
If, for any reason, you do not want your young ones to view your browsing history, you can automatically delete such history without tampering with theirs.