How to Set Parental Controls on iPad

Parental Controls is one of the features that Apple has been providing to the users since early times. Using parental controls is essential since this helps the users to keep an eye on the digital activity of their kids and protect them from online threats. But some of the users do not know how to set parental controls on iPad in iOS 12/11. Well, if you are one of those users, we are here to help you.

Step by Step Guide to Set Parental Controls On iPad Pro/Air/Mini

In order to know how to put parental controls on iPad, you need to first determine the iOS your device is running on. Setting up parental control is different for iOS 11 and iOS 12. We will cover both the methods for you to know how to get parental controls on iPad. Let us start.

How to Set Up Parental Controls On iPad on iOS 11

In order to set parental controls on iPad running on iOS 11, here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Go to Settings and tap General.

Step 2: Next, tap on Restrictions and click Enable Restrictions.

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Step 3: You are all set. Every time you set this, you will need to provide a 4 digit password

In addition to this, you can also set up other restrictions. Below are some:

Block Websites on the iPads

You can also block particular websites on your iPad running on iOS 11. This is one of the restrictions that Apple has provided so that your kids do not indulge in any activity that he/she is not supposed to. The feature is available on iPads running on iOS 7 and newer. Using this feature, you can filter the web contents, doing a great job of restricting what your kid should see. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Go to Settings and tap General.

Step 2: Next, tap on Restrictions and click Enable Restrictions.

Step 3: Scroll down and click "Allow Content" and select Websites.

Step 4: Here you will get different options to block website. You can block all website, specific websites, or just adult content.

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Set App-Based Restrictions on the iPads

Setting parental controls on iPad on iOS 11 also allow you to enable app-based restrictions. App-based restrictions will allow you decide what apps your kid must use on iPad. This can range from using Internet and camera to downloading and purchasing new apps.

Go to Settings >> General >> Restrictions and you will see a list of apps. All you need to do is turn on or off the toggle for the apps as per your needs. If you turn on the toggle for any app, that app will be restricted for your kid.

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In addition to this, you can also restrict apps on the basis of ratings. This includes all kinds of apps such as Podcasts, Music, TV Shows, Movies, Apps Siri, Books, and more.

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How to Set Up Parental Controls On iPad in iOS 12

Setting privacy controls on iPad in iOS 12 is a bit different. Here are the steps that you need to follow to know how to access parental controls in iOS 12.

Step 1: Go to Settings and tap Screen Time.

Step 2: Next, tap Continue and select "This is My Child's [Device]" or "This is My [Device]."

Step 3: After this, go to Content & Privacy Restrictions and enter your password. You need to switch on Content & Privacy.

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You can also prevent purchases in App Store and iTunes. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Go to Settings >> Screen Time >> Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Step 2: Enter your password when asked.

Step 3: Click on "iTunes & App Store Purchases" option. Select one of the options and tap "Don't Allow."

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Restrict Apps And Features

In addition to this, you can also restrict built-in apps and features on your iPhone using screen time. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Go to Settings >> Screen Time >> Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Step 2: Enter your password when asked.

Step 3: Click "Allowed Apps" and choose the apps that you wish to allow.

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What If You Forgot The Screen Time/Restrictions Passcode?

Most of the times, people tend to set up the parental control or screen time but they also forget the passcode. If you are one of the users who had forgotten the screen time passcode, we can help you. All you need to do is use iPhone Backup Unlocker.This tool can remove any kind of lock on your iPhone, including the screen time passcode, without compromising your data. Here are the steps you need to follow.

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Step 1: Connect your iPad or iPhone to computer. Select the "Remove Screen Time passcode" option from the main interface.

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Step 2: Next, tap "Start" button to begin the process of removing the screen time password. This will take only a few seconds.

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Step 3: As soon as the process is over, the screen time password from your iPad will be eliminated successfully.

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Step 4: After this, you need to set up your device post successfully removing the screen time password. You need to follow on screen instructions on your iPad to set it up.

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Conclusion

Cutting to the chase, you just had a look at how to set parental controls on iPad running on iOS 11 and iOS 12. The method to set parental controls on both iOS versions is a bit different but the end output is the same. You also saw that if you forget your screen time password, it can be removed without any data loss using iPhone Backup Unlocker, thus letting you know how to disable parental controls on iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad 4/3/2. If you feel this article was helpful, do let us know by commenting below.

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