iPhone Tips and Tricks 9

Set up Family Sharing on iPhone

With the Family Sharing feature, you can share all your iTunes and App Store purchases with your family. Also, you can configure it in such a way that parents will require their kids to ask for authorization before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and accept or reject it directly from your own iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to get started.

Family Sharing permits adding up to six family members. Afterwards, you’llreceive instant access to others’ purchases and can see and download them. However, all purchases made thereafter will be charged to the family organizer’s iTunes account, so keep this in mind. The solitary exemption to this is if the individual iTunes account has sufficient store credit to make the purchase. If that’s the case, the individual account store credit will always be used first.

If you decide to remove someone from Family Sharing, they will be able to access any content they have purchased up to that point through their own Apple ID. The same ensues if you toggle off Family Sharing. Each individual Apple ID will have access to all content up to that point. Anything later purchased will not be accessible to removed members.

Enable Family Sharing

The family organizer is the person who should first set up Family Sharing. As the family organizer, you are the one who receives purchase requests and, more importantly, you agree to pay for all purchases that everyone in the family group makes, whether adult or child.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • From here, touch the Apple ID banner at the top.
  • Tap Set up Family Sharing.
  • Touch Get Started.
  • Touch Continue. You can add a photo beforehand if you want, but this is optional.
  • Touch Continue to share purchases.
  • Tap Continue to confirm your payment method; this can be edited.
  • Touch Share your location to share it with family members or touch Not Now.
  • Touch Add Family Member.
  • Start typing someone’s name.
  • Touch the person you would like to add as a Family Member.
  • Input the credit card security code ifprompted.
  • That’s! Just keep adding members until all your family members (up to 6 people) are added. They will receive an email notification and an automatic notification on their devices, asking them to accept their invitation. Once they do, all purchases made thereafter will be charged to the family organizer’s account. And they will have instant access to everyone else in group purchases.

How to Accept a Family Sharing Invitation

  • Open the Settings app.
  • At the top, tap the Apple ID banner.
  • Tap Invitations. Next to it should be a number 1 (unless you have other pending invitations).
  • Tap on Accept.
  • Tap on Confirm. Alternatively, you can choose a different Apple ID by tapping Not (Your Name) or choose to use a different ID.
  • Tap Continue to share purchases.
  • Tap to Share Your Location, or Not now.

Designate someone as a parent or guardian

To assign someone as a parent/guardian, they have be the family organizer (the person who configured the Family Sharing group).

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Touch on the Apple ID banner at the top.
  • TouchFamily Sharing.
  • Next, click on the person you would like to assign as a parent or guardian.
  • From here, tap the switch next to Parent/Guardian to activate it (green is on).

That’s. That person will now receive purchase requests from any child in their Family Sharing group. That means if one person is busy and can’t approve an application, the other parent can. However, you will only need one person to approve an application, not both.

How to use Apple Cash Family

One of the many new features in iOS 14 is the Apple Cash Family. This feature allows parents to set up Apple Cash for children and teenagers.

Members of a family group must:

  • Have a compatible device with the latest version of Apple devices.
  • From here, sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID.
  • Activate two-factor authentication for each Apple ID.
  • The device region must be set to the USA.

Set up Apple Cash Family for kids

To start using Apple Cash Family:

  • On the family organizer’s iPhone, launch the Settings app.
  • Touch your name at the top of the device.
  • Choose Family Sharing.
  • Select Apple Cash.
  • Choose your child or teenager.
  • Tap Set up Apple Cash.
  • Choose Continue.
  • Choose who your child can send Apple Cash via Messages. Options are Everyone, Contacts Only, or Family Members Only. This configuration can be changed at leisure.
  • Touch Continue.
  • Choose Accept after reading the Terms and Conditions page.
  • Here, follow the resultingorder on your display to configure the Apple Cash Family account. You may need to verify your identity. If Pending displays on the screen, ensure your kid meets the requirements.

Viewing Apple Cash Family transactions

To view Apple Cash Family transactions:

  • In the Wallet app on your iPhone, click your Apple Cash card.
  • Select the More button.
  • Move down and click your child’s name.
  • Here, there are numerous options,this depends if you’re a family organizer or a parent/legal guardian.

Set up Screen Time for your child

One of the most important is to make sure your loved ones are safe and healthy by limiting the time they spend looking at a screen. It is also important to monitor and restrict what they are doing during that time. With Screen Time, you can monitor your family’s device usage.

In iOS 14, Apple added more Screen Time tools for parents. There are two ways to set screen time controls for your child: through Family Sharing and directly on a device.

How to Set Screen Time

  • Tap the “Settings” app.
  • Select “Screen Time.”
  • Tap “Turn on screen time.”
  • Touch “Continue.”
  • Touch “This is an iPhone for children.”
  • Tap “Done
  • Next, tap “Done.
  • Tap “Continue.”
  • Enter the passcode.
  • Input the passcode again.

Restrict Functions of Apps

You can restrict the use of various apps by following the settings below.

  • Launch the “Settings” app.
  • Tap “Screen Time.”
  • Touch “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  • Enter the screen time passcode.
  • Tap “Allowed App.”
  • Turn off apps you want to restrict.
  • When you check the home screen, the app icon disappears, and usage is restricted.

Restrict Use of Contents

  • Tap the “Settings” app.
  • Tap “Screen Time.”
  • Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  • Enter the screen time passcode.
  • Tap “Content Restriction.”
  • Tap “App.”
  • Set the App rate that is allowed to use, and the setting is complete.

Restrict Access to Websites

  • Tap the “Settings” app.
  • Tap “Screen Time.”
  • Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  • Enter the screen time passcode.
  • Tap “Content Restriction.”
  • Tap “Web Content.”
  • Select one of the following settings depending on the intensity you want to limit.
  • Tap “Restrict adult website.”
  • Tap “Only allowed websites.”
  • Always tap the “Add Web Site” permission.
  • Enter the URL and tap, “Done.”
  • Allowed websites are added to “Always Allowed.”

Set up Screen Time for your child via Family Sharing

With Family Sharing, you create an Apple ID for your children. By doing so, all members of a family can share their Apple purchases, such as apps, music, and books. Using the Family Sharing feature, you can configure screen time guidelines for respective individual family member.

Once you have added your child’s account to Family Sharing, you can control their Screen Time settings by doing the following.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Touch your Apple ID.
  • Tap Family Sharing.
  • Touch Screen Time.
  • From here, follow the guidelines to create your child’s Apple ID.

Set up Screen Time kids on a device

Although Family Sharing is a great tool, it is not for everyone. If you’d rather not give your kid their own Apple ID just yet and instead would like to set Screen Time directly on the device your kid will use, you can do that too. That’s how.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Touch Screen Time. You will see a list of information that Screen Time provides.
  • Touch Continue.
  • Touch This is My Child’s iPhone to set the Screen Time on this device for a child. You can then set an inactivity time (that is, a period of time, for example, overnight, when you don’t want them to use your device).
  • Touch Start.
  • Choose a start time.
  • Touch Start again. Repeat for the End time.
  • Touch SetDowntime to save your settings.
  • Set your child’s App Limits (the amount of time per day you want your child to spend on certain categories of apps). For example, if you want them to devote just 45 minutes a day playing games, clickGames to select that genre. Then move down to where it says Time Amount, enter 45 minutes, then tap Set App Limit. From here, you can set limits on as several apps categories or you can set a general time for all apps.
  • Touch Continue after reviewing the Content & Privacy controls.
  • Create a four-digit parental access code using the numeric keypad. Your child’s device will require this passcode to allow more time or to change any Screen Time settings.
  • Enter the password again.
  • Now, the Screen Time settings on your child’s device are now in place. If you wish to make any changes, you can start Screen Time using the first two steps from the previous guideline and then input your Parental passcode.

Setting communication limits for your child

Screen time can create communication limits. These limits, which you can set for yourself and your children, apply to phone contacts, FaceTime, Messages, and iCloud.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Touch Screen Time.
  • In Family, click on your child’s name.
  • Choose Communication limits.
  • Type in your screen time password, if applicable.
  • Touch During Allowed Screen Time.
  • On the resulting screen, you can opt that the Allowed Communication is for Everyone or Contacts Only.
  • Tap the Allow Introduction in Group switch if you prefer to allow people to be added to group conversations when someone is already a contact or family member.
  • Touch Back button in the top left.
  • Select During Downtime to limit who your child can communicate with during downtime or after application limits have expired.
  • From the resulting display, you can decide that the Allowed Communication is for Everyone or Contacts Only.
  • Touch Back button in the top left.
  • From the Communication Limits Screen, click the Manage Contacts (your child’s name) toggle if you want to manage your iCloud contacts remotely.
  • Toggle Allow Contact Editing if you want to enable/disable contact editing for your child.

View your Screen Time summary

When Screen Time is set up, you can see your summary in:

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Next, tap See All Activity. From here, you can view a summary of your device use for any duration.

Get a Report of your Device Use

If you have already configured Screen Time, you can easily get a report of your device usage:

  • Move to Settings app.
  • Tap Screen Time.

Next, touchSee All Activity, and then do any of the following:

  • Touch Week to view a summary of your weekly usage.
  • Touch Day to view a summary of your daily usage.

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