How to Child Lock iPhone Screen

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In today’s digital world, it’s important to ensure the safety of our children when using smartphones. One way to do this is by implementing a child lock on your iPhone screen. This feature allows you to restrict certain functionalities and limit access to specific apps or content, providing a safe and controlled environment for your child.

Enabling Guided Access

If you want to restrict your child’s access to a particular app or limit their browsing time, Guided Access is the perfect tool for you. To enable Guided Access on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone home screen.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility”.
  3. Step 3: Under the “General” section, locate and tap on “Guided Access”.
  4. Step 4: Toggle the switch next to “Guided Access” to enable it.

Note: You can also set a passcode for Guided Access by tapping on “Set Passcode”. This passcode will be required whenever you want to exit Guided Access mode.

Using Guided Access

Now that you have enabled Guided Access, let’s learn how to use it effectively:

  1. Step 1: Open the desired app that you want your child to use.
  2. Step 2: Triple-click the side button (on iPhones with Face ID) or the Home button (on iPhones with Touch ID).
    • This will activate Guided Access mode and lock the iPhone screen to the current app.
  3. Step 3: To set specific restrictions, tap on the “Options” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    • You can disable certain areas of the screen by drawing around them or disable touch input altogether.
  4. Step 4: Tap on “Start” in the top-right corner to begin Guided Access.

Exiting Guided Access

If you want to exit Guided Access mode and regain full access to your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Triple-click the side button (on iPhones with Face ID) or the Home button (on iPhones with Touch ID).
    • This will prompt you for the Guided Access passcode if you have set one previously.
  2. Step 2: Once entered correctly, you will be returned to your iPhone’s home screen.

Note: If you forget your Guided Access passcode, you can reset it by going to “Settings”, then “Accessibility”, and finally tapping on “Guided Access”. From there, choose “Set Passcode” and follow the instructions provided.

In Conclusion

The child lock feature on your iPhone is an excellent way to ensure a safe digital experience for your child. By enabling Guided Access and following these simple steps, you can restrict access to specific apps or content while providing a controlled environment. Remember to make use of this powerful tool whenever you hand your iPhone to your child.

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