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Setting Parental Restrictions

If you plan to let your kids play with your iPad, you might want to set some restrictions on what they can do.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Restrictions.
  4. Tap Enable Restrictions to turn restrictions on or tap Disable Restrictions to turn them off.
  5. Type in a four-digit code and then re-enter the code when prompted. Remember this code, or you can’t turn off restrictions.
  6. To remove the Safari, YouTube, Camera, FaceTime, and iTunes apps from your Home screen, turn the switches to off.
  7. The Installing Apps switch prevents new apps from being installed.
  8. The Location switch turns off location-based functions of all apps.
  9. You can disallow adding or changing email accounts.
  10. Pick which country’s rating system to use from the Ratings For submenu.
  11. On the last four items, choose the highest level of rating that a piece of content can have for it to be used. For instance, under Movies you can choose to allow only PG-13 or lower. You can also choose Allow All Movies or Don’t Allow Movies.
  12. Use Allowed Content to determine whether In-App Purchases of paid app content, such as game levels or magazine issues, are allowed.
  13. After an in-app purchase is made, the password won’t be required for future in-app purchases for 15 minutes. But you can change that here to require it again immediately.
  14. Select options in the Game Center functions you want to allow. This will only affect games that use Game Center to communicate with other players. Some apps use their own system of communication or other systems like Facebook.
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