How can I make an iPhone kid-friendly?

If you’re looking to make an iPhone more kid-friendly, this is possible with the use of parental controls. They allow parents to restrict, block, or limit specific apps and features on an iPhone.

To Turn on Restrictions:

  1. Tap on the "Settings" > "Screen Time" > "Use Screen Time Password"  
  2. Enter the passcode that you want to use. Make sure that this is different from the one that's used to unlock the phone. It will ask you to confirm this code and enter your Apple ID to recover your screen time passcode if you forget it
  3. You will see a list of different options. Tap on "Content & Privacy Restrictions"
  4. To turn on and edit what content that the user can access, tap the toggle at the top of the page where it says "Content & Privacy Restrictions"
  5. Now you will enter the Screen Time Password that you set up
  6. From this page you can choose what features and content that you want to restrict by clicking on the the options from the list
  7. Once you have selected the options that you want to restrict you can exit this menu by hitting the back arrow in the top left corner
  8. To make changes to these Settings or to turn off restrictions you will need to enter your Screen Time Passcode again
  9. To set further limitations, tap on "Downtime", "App Limits", "Communication Limits", or "Always Allowed"

When Screen Time limits and restrictions are on, you might not see certain apps, features, or services. If an app or feature is on or if there's a check mark next to it, anyone using the phone can use that app or feature. Otherwise, no one can use that app or feature on the phone.

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