Restrictions for iOS 8 Parental Controls

People think that the iOS device privacy and security are the issues they have to find its solution. The parents feel so worry about the kids who can access their phone, so they think that the iOS control is needed. In this article we are going to discuss about iOS 8 parental controls, we hope it can be the solution for parents who have the worry in their mind about how to keep their iOS device  safe from kids access.


Parents think that there might be some apps or areas at the parents phone that kids should not access. The place for data, privacy videos or photos, and also the messaging or chatting area, are needed to be controlized, and restricted. Beside, there are also some setting area which are very important. With its advance breakthrough technology, apple lets its users to be able to restricts their phone and a particular apps from kids reach.

Turning On iOS 8 Restrictions

The apple feature lets you easily restrict your phone from other people access especially kids. It will make your phone safer and securer. To do this will be so easy, here are the steps

  1. Go to setting
  2. Tap general and then you will see restriction, then tap.
  3. Tap enable restrictions
  4. Enter a passcode, the passcode will be needed if you want to change the setting or change the passcode.
  5. Confirm the passcode

Apps & Features You Can Restrict

You can choose the particular apps or features that you want to restrict and make it blocked for your kids. Here are the list of apps & features you can restrict.

  • Safari
  • Camera (Also Disables Facetime)
  • Siri & Dictation
  • Facetime*
  • Airdrop
  • Carplay
  • Itunes Store
  • Apple Music Connect (Replaces Connect Tab With Playlists)
  • Ibooks Store
  • Podcasts
  • News
  • Installing Apps
  • Deleting Apps
  • In-App Purchases
  • Multiplayer Games
  • Adding Friends
  • Screen Recording

Protecting the Privacy

The protecting services let you to save some important data and areas. The apps like calendars, reminders and contacts can be set up privately. It makes you block the apps from kids, and avoiding something unintended to happen. To do this, simply check the setting on each apps or features. Here are the list of them

  • Location services
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Reminders
  • Photos
  • Share my location
  • Bluetooth sharing
  • Microphone
  • Speech recognition
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Sina weibo
  • Tencent weibo
  • Advertising
  • Media library

Preventing Purchases, Download and Installations

Remember that you also can prevent purchases, download and installations. It is a terrifying thing if your kid purchase something on your iOS device, and your credit card has so much bill in the end. You can block the itunes Store entirely, so it can prevent your child from downloading or streaming any content that you have purchased. The other stores such as ibook store, as well as podcasts, are also the place you can restrict from your kids. If you want your kids to be able to access the stores but not to download and install any apps, you can toggle off Installing Apps and Deleting Apps.

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