How to Turn on Parental Controls on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you want to ensure a safe digital environment for your children while they use their iPhones? With the help of parental controls, you can manage and restrict certain features and content on their devices. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to turn on parental controls on an iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Settings

To begin, unlock your iPhone and locate the Settings app. It can usually be found on the home screen.

Step 2: Find Screen Time

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down and tap on Screen Time. This option allows you to monitor and manage various aspects of your device usage.

Step 3: Set Up Screen Time

If you haven’t set up Screen Time before, tap on Turn On Screen Time. You will now have the option to set a passcode. This passcode is essential to prevent unauthorized changes to parental control settings.

Step 4: Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions

To enable parental controls, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions. This feature allows you to restrict access to specific apps, websites, and other content.


If prompted, enter your Screen Time passcode that you set up in Step 3.

Step 5: Customize Restrictions

In this section, you can customize various restrictions as per your requirements. Let’s explore some key options:

  • App Limits: To limit the usage of certain apps, tap on App Limits. You can set a specific time limit for categories of apps or individual apps.
  • Content Restrictions: To restrict access to explicit content, tap on Content Restrictions.

    Here, you can filter web content, limit access to specific websites, and even prevent certain types of content from being downloaded.

  • Privacy: To manage privacy settings, tap on Privacy. This section allows you to control app permissions such as location services, contacts, photos, and more.
  • Allowed Apps: To restrict access to certain built-in apps or features, tap on Allowed Apps. You can disable apps like Safari or Camera if you want.

Step 6: Test the Restrictions

After customizing the restrictions as desired, it’s important to test them. Lock your device and try accessing restricted apps or websites. If everything is working as intended, you have successfully enabled parental controls on your iPhone!


If you ever want to make changes to the parental control settings or disable them completely, simply follow the same steps and adjust the restrictions accordingly.

Congratulations! You now have the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard your child’s digital experience with parental controls on an iPhone. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you can protect them from inappropriate content and excessive screen time.

We hope this tutorial was helpful! If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out.

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