How to Enable and Use Restrictions in iOS 11 and iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

If you are concerned about the privacy of certain apps and features of your iPhone and iPad running iOS 10 or iOS 11, you need to enable Restrictions for them.

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 remains 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!

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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.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Tap on Restrictions.

Tap on Restrictions in iPhone Settings

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Step #3. Tap on Enable Restrictions and create a passcode for it.

Tap on Enable Restrictions in iPhone SettingsEnter Passcode in iPhone Settings

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.

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Step #2. Next, tap Disable Restrictions.

Disable Restrictions on iPhone

Step #3. Now, you need to enter your current Restrictions passcode.

Step #4. Tap on Enable Restrictions then enter a new passcode.

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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
  • Siri
  • Safari
  • Camera
  • FaceTime
  • AirDrop
  • CarPlay
  • Installing apps
  • Deleting apps
  • Multiplayer games in Game Center
  • Adding Game Center friends

The Restricted Contents

  • TV shows
  • Books
  • Apps
  • Websites
  • Siri
  • Ratings
  • Music, Podcasts, News and iTunes
  • Movies

Changes to privacy settings

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  • Photos
  • Share My Location
  • Bluetooth sharing
  • Location Services
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Reminders
  • Microphone
  • Facebook
  • Sina Weibo
  • Tencent Weibo
  • Advertising
  • Twitter

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)

That’s it!

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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