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Any recommendations on how to restrict iPad use for dc

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TheresaMaybutSheMayNot Sat 23-Jul-16 12:41:15

Problem is in the holidays, they ask, I say yes (because it keeps them quiet and they love it) but if I actually counted up how much time they were on iPads I think I would be shocked.

Is there an app which just locks them out after a certain amount of usage in a 24hr period?

Thingvellir Sat 23-Jul-16 12:48:15

The kindle fire has this option under parental controls, I'm not aware of iPads - someone will be along I'm sure. Assume you've done all the other stuff already (block purchases etc?)

In our house I find just telling them to get off the iPad after the required period does the trick! however my DC are young (and only allowed 1hr per day so easier to police)

Cathpot Sat 23-Jul-16 12:51:22

There is something that turns off the apps on a timer- DH installed it on DD's phone so that it is of no use to her after 7pm or b

Cathpot Sat 23-Jul-16 12:51:36

Before 7am

Cathpot Sat 23-Jul-16 12:51:56

Will ask him what it's called

BigBarry Sat 23-Jul-16 12:53:53

Yes. Take it away, get them out in the garden and get them running around. Kids do not require an iPad

johendy Sat 23-Jul-16 12:54:45

There is an app caked Screen time, which let's you set the number of minutes pet day and set times when it doesn't work at all. You can also set it up for then to earn time by doing chores.
But be warned, don't put it on your device, it takes over! If the kids have there own device it would be fine.

johendy Sat 23-Jul-16 12:56:17

*their (oops).

Also, there is something called guided access that you can turn on in settings (for Apple devices) then if you click 3 times when in an app they can't leave it. Also I've been tools there is an option through that to allocated a time to that access as well.

Anonymouses Sat 23-Jul-16 12:57:40

DH turns off the internet. That works.

TheresaMaybutSheMayNot Sat 23-Jul-16 14:08:42

Yes mine are a bit older (both at secondary school) They do get off it when I tell them but it's remembering to tell them or noticing when they've snuck back on it that's the problem grin

Thanks, I'll have a look at some of those options.

TheresaMaybutSheMayNot Sat 23-Jul-16 14:09:24

Turning the Internet off won't work as lots of their apps are offline and I want to use the Internet!

Cathpot Sat 23-Jul-16 17:29:25

Programme that turns off apps is called Curbi, apparently there is a UK and US version

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