How to Child Proof your iPad or iPhone
Childproofing your iPad or iPhone is a MUST when you have little ones running around! Childproofing can prevent any major damage to your Apple devices, both internally and externally. 100 Things App believes that you should feel safe when your child is playing around on your Apple products! As you know, 100 Things App has restrictions in place for in-app purchases, however this is not true for all applications. So here are the steps to follow when you child proof your iPad or iPhone!
1. You must make sure you have the most recent version of iOS for you iPad or iPhone to make sure all parental restrictions and options are available!
2. Make sure to back up your files! Sometimes your child could accidently delete them, so make sure you back up to the Cloud or to your computer! You can transfer files from your iDevice to your Mac or PC using iTunes.
3. Click on the Settings app on your iPad/iPhone’s home screen. Go to “General” then click on “Restrictions.” Make sure you press “Enable Restrictions” if it hasn’t been enabled yet.
If you have not yet enabled restrictions, you must create a passcode!
4. Make sure you restrict the ability to install or delete Apps. This prevents your child from removing important applications from your device or installing applications that could cost you money.
*Also, make sure to turn “In-App Purchases” off so that your little one doesn’t accidentally spend money using different apps.
5. Set the “Require Password” option to “Immediately” therefore your child always has to ask you before they purchase or download any application.
6. Set all of the appropriate restrictions on Movies, TV Shows, and Apps that can be accessed on the device. This makes sure any apps, movies, and TV shows that are downloaded are rated and can if needed be restricted.
7. Set the options of “Adding Friends” and “Multiplayer Games” to off. Do the same with “Find Me By Email” and “Allow Game Invites.” This will prevent strangers from finding your child.
8. Finally, turn off explicit language for Siri!
We hope this helps you child proof your Apple products! And make sure you watch out for our upcoming App of the month in our next blog post!
http://www.edudemic.com/2012/08/how-to-easily-childproof-your-ipad/ – research source