Parents are not the only ones who love their iPhones! With thousands of kid friendly games and learning apps it is no surprise that your kids will love it as much as you do. The only problem, is there are things you might not want them to have access to such as songs with racy lyrics, or adult oriented apps. Fortunately, the iPhone comes with parental controls that allow you to turn on and off certain features, and where you can restrict the types of content that can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
1. To set up the Restrictions on your iPhone, touch “settings,”
2. Choose “general,”
3.Then choose “Restrictions.” Then you’ll be prompted to set up a pin that gives you access to enable or disable Restrictions.
Here are some of the things you can restrict:
• Explicit song titles
• The Safari browser
• The iTunes store
• Installing apps
• The camera
When you disable a feature, the icon associated with it disappears from the Home menu. For example, if you don’t want anyone taking photos with your iPhone, just turn off the camera in the settings. When you go to the home menu, the camera icon will be gone.
The iPhone only allows you to turn on and off these programs. If you want a little tighter control over the types of content you can dowload, simply go to the iTunes store on your computer. Go to Edit in the top menu, choose Preferences, and there you’ll find controls for what you can download and for which TV and movie ratings you’re OK with your kids downloading.