Category: Screen Time

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 Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

Screen Time makes it easy to keep track of device usage, and also functions as a set of parental controls that can be passcode protected so that settings aren’t changed. That passcode lock prevents children and other users from making any changes to personalized Screen Time settings, but unfortunately like any other password, they can be…

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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 Reset Screen Time Passcode on iPhone & iPad

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Did you accidentally lose or forget the passcode you use for Screen Time on your kid’s iPhone or iPad? Fortunately, there’s a way to reset your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings.

Screen Time lets you keep track of device usage, and it can also serve as a set of parental control tools, which in the latter situation using a passcode to protect their settings is important. This prevents children and other users from making any changes to your personalized Screen Time settings. Therefore, if you forget your own passcode, you won’t be able…

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How to Disable Camera on iPhone & Lock Screen

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Want to disable the camera on the Lock Screen of iPhone? Whether for privacy purposes, part of work provisioning, for a child’s iPhone, or to prevent accidental pictures being taken, you can disable the camera on iPhone if need be, which also prevents the camera from being usable while the iPhone is locked.

So, want to limit camera access? Read along, we’ll cover turning off the camera on your iPhone as well as its lock screen. We’re focusing on iPhone here, but the same applies to disabling the camera on iPad as well.

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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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