To ensure you have the needed control over your favorite apps and features, Apple has introduced “Restrictions.” It's the perfect “Parental Controls” you would want to prevent the unauthorized access.
Whether you wish to completely shield Camera or Photos app or put a no-entry on features like Location Services or Background App Refresh etc., Restrictions can perfectly serve your purpose.
There is also an option to restrict Cellular Data using Parental Controls. Just in case, you don't want anyone to access the Mobile Data of your iPhone, you can easily prevent the unauthorized access.
How to Restrict Mobile Data Use with Restrictions in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Restrictions → enter your Restrictions passcode.
Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Mobile/Cellular Data under Allow Changes.
Step #4. On the next screen, you have two options—
- Allow Changes
- Don't Allow Changes
You need to select Don't Allow Changes.
Right under Allow Changes section, there are three other options such as Accounts, Background App Refresh and Volume Limit. You can restrict changes to these features as well.
Concerned about the fast consumption of Cellular Data on your iPhone? Follow these tips to reduce the data usage.
It's very important to remember the Restrictions passcode. If you forget it, you will have to go through some lengthy process to reset it.
Personally, I keep Restrictions enabled on my iOS device. It provides me enough freedom to prevent others from playing around with my smartphone. To me, it was one of the biggest features in iOS 9.
Just like most users, I have a lot of personal stuff like photos on my iPhone. Thanks to the Parental Control, I am able to have a perfect control over some of my favorite apps and features.