Category: restrictions

How to Block Explicit Content on HomePod

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Do you want to prevent your HomePod or HomePod Mini from playing back songs that are marked as explicit? This may be necessary if you have kids in your house, so some parents might prefer to turn this parental control feature on, and it’s simple to do.

Siri on the HomePod can remember the songs that were played back so that Apple Music can identify the songs you like to listen to. However, if you have kids accessing and using your HomePod for listening to songs, you wouldn’t want them to listen to music that are marked as explicit content. Thankfully,…

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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 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 Set Communication Limits on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

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Do you want to set communication limits on your children’s iOS devices? Thanks to Screen Time, this parental control feature is now possible on the iPhone and iPad.

Screen Time is a core functionality in iOS that offers options and tools for limiting device usage, and being able to limit communication is one of the configurable options available.

If you’re interested in setting communication limits for messages and chat apps on a smartphone, whether for a child or even yourself, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll be discussing how you can…

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How to Turn Off In-App Purchases on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time

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Do you want to stop your children from making unauthorized in-app purchases on any of the iPhones or iPads they use? Thanks to the Screen Time functionality within iOS and ipadOS, it’s fairly easy to disable these purchases on any Apple device. In this article, we’ll be discussing how you can turn off in-app purchases using Screen Time on both the iPhone and iPad.

Unauthorized purchases are becoming increasingly common these days, especially due to the rise in popularity of mobile gaming. So, if you have a kid who plays a lot of games or uses freemium apps…

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How to Set Time Limits on iPhone & iPad Apps with Screen Time

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Want to set a time limit for app usage on iPhone or iPad? Screen Time lets you do just that.

At a time where we all perhaps use our iPhones a little too much, knowing exactly how long we spend with it in our hand can be useful. Knowing which apps we use most can inform our decisions around usage habits, too. But if all that fails simply setting a time limit might be the only way to go. Apple makes it easy to do exactly that by setting time limits on specific apps and how long they can be used for on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Setting an app time limit is a…

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