Set Communication Limits for Children

we set communication limits for Children. It looks like Apple pays careful attention to all critics, unlike ever before. And for customers, this turns out to be really healthy. Apple’s new addition is a better parental control scheme. 

  • While Screen Time has already provided reliable parental control, there is no tool for restricting children’s communication limits. But the release of iOS 13.3 has finally filled the gap by the Cupertino-based business.
  • This latest screen time feature is for you, therefore, whether you are searching for ways to reign in your unruly child or to monitor who he/she might be able to interact with. 
  • Let me walk through this hands-on guide to set communication limits on the iPhone and iPad for children.
  • First of all, there are four elements in the set communication limits constraint: mobile, facetime, messages, and iCloud contacts
  • This means that your child can submit iMessage, call selected people or meet only specific people face-to-face. In addition, you can prevent your child from changing the touch. 
  • However, it is still permitted to communicate to identified emergency numbers for safety concerns.
  • You can set message limits for screen time and downtime on your Mac in Screen Time. Telephone calls, facetime, messages, and iCloud connections are subject to the limits you set. 

A parent or guardian can also apply for a child’s iCloud contact permission.

You need to turn on Screen Time before you can set communication limits. See Set up your screen time or Set up a child’s screen time.

1.    Do one of these on your Mac:

  • If you are logged into your Mac user account with Family Sharing: then make sure that you have signed in with your Apple ID.
  • Log in to Mac user accounts for a family member if you do not use Family Sharing.

2.    Select Menu of Apple > Device Preferences, then press Time Screen.

3.    If you belong to a community that shares relatives, then choose a family member by clicking on the pop-up menu on the sidebar.

4.    Tap on the sidebar for Contact.

5.    Choose the option “Allow contact during screen time” below.

  • Contacts only: Enable individual and group talks with people in the contacts of your family member only during screen time.
  • Least One Contact Contacts & Groups: Enable single conversations with people in family contacts during screen time only and allow group conversations with at least one person within the contacts of your family member.
  • Everybody: Encourage single-on-one and group discussions with anyone, including unknown numbers, during screen time.

6.    If you want an existing child in the Contacts app to edit their contacts, select “Allow Editing Contact” If you want to stop your family member from editing their contacts, leave this choice unselected.

7.    Choose an option under “Allow communications during downtime

  • Relevant Contacts: Only with specific people in your family contacts allow one-on-one and group interactions during downtimes. Click Edit and then use the Add or Remove buttons to change the list in order to define the contacts allowed.
  • Contacts only: Allow individual and group communications only with family members during downtime.
  • Least One Contact Contacts & Groups: Enable one-on-one discussions with people in family contacts during downtime only and allow for group discussions that involve at least one person in contact with your family member. 
  • Everyone: Encourage individual and group discussions, including unknown numbers, during downtime.

8.    Click the Enable button if you wish to manage iCloud contacts for a child.

Click Edit, add, delete or edit contacts to handle the iCloud contacts of a family member.
Until your family member approves the request for contact management, you do not see the edit icon. Pending is seen until then. See Reply to Screen Time on Mac Contact Management Requests.
If the request for contact management is refused by your family member, your status pending will no longer be shown.

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Sets downtime and application cap on the device of a family member 

1.    Go to Settings > Screen Time on the laptop of your family member.
2.    Tap Switch On Screen Time, tap Further and tap This is the iPad for My Boy.
3.    Tick Set Downtimes and enter the starting and end times to plan the downtime for your family member (time away from the screen).
4.    Select categories, if you want to set limits on categories of apps that you want to control (e.g. games or social media).
5.    Tap Show all categories to see all of them.
6.    Tap Set, type the time, and tap Set App Limit.
7.     Tap Continue and then enter a screen time passcode to manage the screen time settings for your family member.

Choose which applications you can always use on the computer of your family member

You can specify which applications your family member wants to use.

1.    Go to Settings > Screen Time on the laptop of your family member.

2.    Tap Screen Time and tap Continue, tap This is My Child’s iPad if you haven’t already enabled Screens time. Tap Continue

3.    Tap Always Allowed to add or delete from the list, tap + or – next to an app.

Note: Make sure your family members have the health or accessibility applications on the Allowed Apps list. If messages are not always authorized, your family member can not receive or send messages during downtime or after the App Limit has ended (including contacts and emergency numbers).

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