Settings, apps, and rules for safely sharing iPad with kids
December 15, 2017 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Just bought an iPad. I will use it for work, but I will also share it with my 5 year old. He uses his parents' iPhones regularly for games. (He used to watch a lot of youTube, but we ended that.) What settings, apps, and rules do you use to keep your kids and your iPads safe?
posted by Xalf to Technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Guided access works on my iPhone. I assume it’s on the iPad as well. In the accessibility settings, if you turn on guided access, you can restrict the hold to a certain app. You can restrict volume controls, I believe the camera, as well as set a timer. It’s essential.
posted by Night_owl at 10:26 AM on December 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


Definitely go in the restrictions and enable the one that prevents in-app purchases.
posted by odinsdream at 10:50 AM on December 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


We set up parental restrictions so that the kids couldn't install or delete apps or make any in-app purchases.
posted by belladonna at 10:59 AM on December 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


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