Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone or iPad. That includes the iTunes Store, which sells music, movies, and TV shows, the iBooks Store, which sells ebooks, and the App Store, which sells apps and games.

Note: You will need to have restrictions enable before setting parental controls for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store.

How to restrict access to the iTunes Store on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the iTunes Store switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

How to restrict access to Apple Music Connect on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the Apple Music connect switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

How to restrict access to the iBooks Store on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the iBooks Store switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

How to block the ability to install apps on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the Installing Apps switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

How to block the ability to delete apps on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the Deleting Apps switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

How to block the ability to make in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Restrictions.

    Launch the Settings app, tap General, and then tap Restrictions.

  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Tap the In-App Purchases switch. When the switch is gray that means it won't be accessible.

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