Category: Parental Controls

How to Use Restrictions in iTunes to Limit Access to Features & Content

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Do you use iTunes on a Windows computer that’s shared with someone else? Or perhaps, you want to stop your kid from accessing certain content that’s available on iTunes? This is easily made possible with the help of iTunes Restrictions and if you’re a parent, you’ll have access to a ton of controls.

If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, you may be already familiar with how restrictions work on these devices with Screen Time. It basically gives you access to a bunch of parental control tools that can block or limit apps and features. It’s basically the…

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How to Allow Apps During Downtime on Mac

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Do you use Screen Time to restrict you or your kid’s Mac usage? If so, you might already be aware of the fact that you can set limits on apps, schedule downtime on the Mac, and more. In addition to this, you can also select certain apps that are allowed at all times on your Mac, even during downtime periods.

During Downtime, your Mac only lets you use apps that you choose to allow, as it’s the time that’s supposed to be spent away from the screen. By default, macOS sets essential apps like FaceTime, Maps, Messages in the “Always Allowed” list, but you…

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How to Schedule Downtime on Mac

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Do you want to limit the amount of time you or your kid spends on their Mac on a daily basis? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do with Screen Time, as it allows you to set time away from the screen during which most apps remain inaccessible.

Screen Time allows you to keep track of device usage and also set parental controls and restrictions for the Mac. Downtime is an integral part of Screen Time, and it’s the period during which you use your Mac the least or not at all. Interested in trying this out? Let’s check out scheduling downtime on a Mac.

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How to Set Communication Limits on Mac

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Do you want to prevent your kid from using iMessage, texting, or making FaceTime calls with specific people on their Mac? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can use Screen Time to set up communication limits as as form of parental controls in macOS.

Screen Time has a broad range of features to keep track of device usage and to serve as parental controls, available for MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS. Enforcing communication limits is one of the configuration options available, and this could come in handy if your kid is spending all day texting his friends…

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How to Restrict App Usage on Mac with Screen Time

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Do you want to limit the amount of time your kid spends playing a game or using a certain app on a Mac? Thanks to Screen Time, setting up app restrictions like this is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure.

Apple’s Screen Time functionality is integrated into macOS, iOS,, and iPadOS, it allows users to keep track of their device usage, as well as bringing restrictions and parental control features to the table. The ability to set time limits for app usage is one such tool that could prove to be extremely useful if your kid is spending too much time…

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How to Set a Time Limit for Websites on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

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Want to set a time limit for how long a particular website can be used on an iPhone or iPad? If your child has an iOS or iPadOS device, you may find time limiting particular websites to be a very useful feature. Or perhaps you don’t have the best self control, and you want to limit your own usage of a website, like some sort of social media time sink. Whatever the reason, thanks to Screen Time, setting time limits on website usage is particularly easy on iPhone and iPad.

Screen Time has an array of features to keep track of device usage, and it doubles as a…

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How to Set Time Limits on Websites on Mac

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Want to set a time limit for how long a specific website is usable on a daily basis from a Mac? Maybe you’d like to set time limits for a variety or websites for a kids Mac, for example, limiting YouTube.com to 30 minutes a day? If you’re interested in setting up time limits for web sites, read on!

Screen Time is a great feature that’s seamlessly integrated into macOS, iPadOS, and iOS devices by Apple, giving users a way to keep track of their device usage while doubling as parental control tools. The option to set time limits for websites is one such…

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How to See Websites Visited with Screen Time on iPhone & iPad

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With Screen Time, you can keep an eye on what websites are visited and accessed on an iPhone or iPad. This Screen Time capability is completely separate from searching through Safari browser history to find past viewed websites, as it’s intended to keep track of web usage and what sites have been visited, which can be particularly helpful for iPad or iPhone setup for a child, though there’s obviously many other use cases too.

For some quick background, Screen Time is a feature in modern iOS, iPadOS, and macOS versions that allow users to keep track of…

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How to Set, Change, or Disable Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Do you use Screen Time on your kid’s Mac to keep a check on their device usage by limiting access to certain apps and other content? If so, using a Screen Time passcode is absolutely necessary to make sure that Screen Time settings aren’t messed around with or bypassed.

Apple’s Screen Time functionality that’s baked into iOS and macOS devices is a great way to keep track of device usage and offers a lot of parental control tools to restrict the content that children and other users are able to access. You wouldn’t want your personalized configuration…

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How to Disable Touchscreen on iPhone & iPad for Kids with Guided Access

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If you’re letting your kids borrow your iPhone or iPad to watch a video or movie, you can take advantage of Guided Access to temporarily disable the entire touchscreen on your iOS or iPadOS device. This prevents them from being able to fiddle around with your device, accidentally delete apps, make purchases, or change its settings.

Guided Access is primarily used to lock your iPhone or iPad’s screen to a single app, but you can also use it to disable the Touch Screen in general.Looking forward to use Guided Access the next time you let someone use your…

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