Parental controls

citivolus

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do the new parental controls allow you to update limits on a child’s iPhone remotely like a managed device?
 

yass31

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Dec 18, 2017
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Yes it looks like it.
Basically if the Apple IDs are part of an iCloud Family you can set up the kid's screen time from your phone, allow or block access to certain apps, set the downtime hours etc...
I guess that it's like when the kids request to buy something on the App Store, the organiser of the family and the other parent/guardians get a notification to approve the purchase.
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EDIT :

I am the iCloud organiser of the family and everyone in the family is set up as Parent/Guardian so I decided to add my old Apple ID that is running on my iPhone 6.
The old Apple ID is set up as 'Adult' only and is the only one that appears on my iPhone X in the screen time menu (see the attached screenshots). The only problem is that info don't get retrieved from the iPhone 6 to the X. The menu stays blank like that.
But I can modify Screen Time's settings of the iPhone 6 from the X.
So I guess it shouldn't be different if it was a child's Apple ID. (minus the bug of course)


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TheSkywalker77

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If the two Apple ID’s are linked through Family Sharing, yes you can manage it remotely. You can also set app limits from the device and use a passcode to keep them from being changed by the child.
 

krazyleb

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If the two Apple ID’s are linked through Family Sharing, yes you can manage it remotely. You can also set app limits from the device and use a passcode to keep them from being changed by the child.
So I moved my sons ipad to IOS 12 and turned this on to see if I could truly manage it from my phone (which is also on IOS 12) and its a no go.

He shows up on my list since he is part of my family, but when I click on his screen time it is blank
 

yass31

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He shows up on my list since he is part of my family, but when I click on his screen time it is blank
It's just a bug I think and it'll be resolved in the next betas, I have exactly the same issue between my two phones and Apple IDs. I just noticed that even changes in the settings (like setting up downtime or App limits) don't get applied on the second ID/Phone
 

citivolus

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So I moved my sons ipad to IOS 12 and turned this on to see if I could truly manage it from my phone (which is also on IOS 12) and its a no go.

He shows up on my list since he is part of my family, but when I click on his screen time it is blank
This sounds like a bug that hopefully will get fixed in the beta releases. Good news for parents!
 

TheSkywalker77

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So I moved my sons ipad to IOS 12 and turned this on to see if I could truly manage it from my phone (which is also on IOS 12) and its a no go.

He shows up on my list since he is part of my family, but when I click on his screen time it is blank
Odd.
 

macduke

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What sucks about tying this to iCloud Family is that platform is limited to only 5 other people. So if you're married and have over four children with iOS devices then you're out of luck. Doesn't effect me but I know people who will be annoyed about this. It's one thing to limit sharing of DRM content, but another to limit a feature that shouldn't have a limit and just be standard functionality.
 
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