Privacy and security are one of the primary reasons why I prefer iPhone powered by iOS. Whether it’s a particular app like Camera or important features such as Location Services, I make sure my stuff remain restricted.
Restrictions let you block or limit access to specific apps and features on your iPhone or iPad. The “Parental Controls” has been designed to ensure you have the perfect control over your particular apps and things like In-App Purchase. Willing to enable Restrictions on your iOS device running iOS 11 or 10? Let me walk you through the simple steps!
How to Turn on Restrictions in iOS 11 or iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Restrictions.
Step #3. Tap on Enable Restrictions and create a passcode for it.
How to Change your Restrictions passcode in iOS 11 or iOS 10
If you ever want to change the passcode for Restrictions, you can get it done with ease.
Step #1. Tap on Settings → General → Restrictions.
Step #2. Next, tap Disable Restrictions.
Step #3. Now, you need to enter your current Restrictions passcode.
Step #4. Tap on Enable Restrictions then enter a new passcode.
How to Use Restrictions on iPhone and iPad
The Apps and Features You Can Restrict
- You can turn on or off restrictions for the listed apps and features.
- If you see a checkmark next to any app or feature, anyone can use it.
- If there is no checkmark, no one can use it.
- More often than not, businesses and schools use profiles to enable restrictions. To check out if your iPhone has a profile, go to Settings → General → Profiles.
Apps and features
- iTunes Store
- Apple Music Connect
- iBooks Store
- In-App Purchases
- Installing apps
- Deleting apps
- Multiplayer games in Game Center
- Adding Game Center friends
The Restricted Contents
- TV shows
- Music, Podcasts, News and iTunes
Changes to privacy settings
- Share My Location
- Bluetooth sharing
- Location Services
- Sina Weibo
- Tencent Weibo
Changes to settings and accounts
- Background App Refresh
- Volume limit
- Media Library
- Screen recording
- Cellular Data Use (you have the option to prevent changes to cellular data settings on cellular-enabled devices.)
- Accounts (you have the option to prevent changes to Mail, Contacts, Calendars, iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime)