Modern children from an early age get used to various gadgets. Often, babies learn to work with computers, smartphones and tablets before they learn to tie their shoelaces. At first, the kids spend hours watching their favorite bloggers and cartoons on YouTube, and as they mature a little, they switch to games.
However, for a child to sit for days with an iPhone or iPad in his hands is quite harmful and therefore the question arises: how to set time restrictions on the device for watching YouTube, using applications, etc.)?
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This option was provided by Apple, and it is called "Guided Access". Basically, this is an accessibility option, within which you can limit the scope of use of the iPhone or iPad, for example, to just one application. Moreover, in the same place you can set the duration of work on a smartphone or tablet, after which the session will automatically end. To use the functions, you need to do the following:
Guided access, or how to set the time (timer) for using an iPhone or iPad for kids
1. Open the Settings app on your device and go to General -> Accessibility -> Guided access;
2. Activate the function by setting a password;
3. Turn on the "Keyboard shortcut" option, which will allow you to quickly turn on Guided Access in any application by triple pressing the Home button;
In addition, you can activate the Touch ID sensor to end access, and you can also set the sound to remind you of the end of the session.
4. Start an application, for example YouTube, and call the desired mode in the way indicated in the previous paragraph;
five. In the lower left corner of the screen, there is the Settings button, in which you can set the device usage time. But it should be remembered that if the display of the gadget goes out, the timer will stop counting;
In addition, the parameters allow you to prohibit or enable the use of hardware buttons and keyboard;
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After setting up all the nuances, click on the "Start" button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Then the timer will start immediately (the timer itself appears for a few seconds and disappears).
In order to deactivate Guided Access, you will need to enter a password. Alternatively, you can use Touch ID (parent's fingerprint) to unlock the device, after specifying the appropriate options in the settings.
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The mode automatically remembers a set of tasks for individual programs. Let's say we have already set up Guide access with a number of settings for using YouTube, then during the next launch of the utility, you can activate the mode by triple pressing the Home key.
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