knowledge-base Features Setup / Use App Blocker on iOS Devices

How to Setup / Use App Blocker on iOS Devices

Follow these very easy step-by- step instructions to set up App Blocker on your child’s iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices:

Step - 1

Log into your FamilyTime web dashboard or open your FamilyTime - Dashboard app.

Step - 2

Select the child profile you want to set up App Blocker and tap Settings.

Step - 3

From the list, select App Blocker under the Family Care section.

Step - 4

Make sure that the top App Blocker option is toggled on.

Step - 5

As you toggle on the App Blocker option, all the apps will be unblocked by default.

Step - 6

Now you can toggle off the apps you want to block. The rest of the apps will remain unblocked on your child’s iOS device.

Step - 7

Don’t forget to tap Sync Settings to save your settings otherwise the feature won’t work on the child’s device.

Step - 8

The settings have been synced and you’re all set! Now your children won’t be able to access these blocked apps on their iOS devices.

How App Blocker Helps

Here are some of the ways App Blocker can help you:
  • Blocks distracting apps and games and gives children time to unplug
  • Helps children to overcome their gaming addiction
  • Empowers parents to control which apps their children can use, blocking age-inappropriate ones
  • Helps parents to reduce social media obsession among their teens
  • Provides a healthy alternative in the form of physical and outdoor activity

Best Practices – Tips to Using App Blocker

Here are some the useful tips to make the most of this useful feature:
  • Screen all apps on their iOS devices and see if there are any apps that you don’t approve of. Add as many apps in the blacklist.
  • You can blacklist distracting apps like games, social media and chatting apps on their devices during the exams so they can concentrate fully on their studies.
  • Block apps that will not aid them during their school hours.
  • You can block apps according to your children’s age and their phone usage necessities. This way you can control the app usage of all your children from a single dashboard.