App that locks out all but phone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kirsch92, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. kirsch92 macrumors member

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    Anyone know of a simple app that lets me shutdown the iPhone to allow use of only the phone?

    Specifically for when my teenager is grounded, but still needs the phone available for emergencies.

    As an aside, I can't believe the isn't already a one slider on/off choice under "Restrictions" in iOS...
     
  2. wlossw macrumors 65816

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    This is not somethhing you will easily be able to accomplish. A better plan would be to purchase a dumb phone and let her carry that when you want to restrict the device. Alternatively you can install a complex series of group policies.
     
  3. MalcolmJID macrumors 6502a

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    Get Apple Configurator (free from App Store), and then use that to configure a profile on your teenager's device. You can lock down to apps etc.
     
  4. kirsch92 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll take a look at Apple configurator, thanks.
     
  5. PSB136 macrumors member

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    Sounds like you just need to change the passcode? Your teen can still make emergency calls to you or anyone else you nominate on the emergency list.
     

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