Apple's Screen Time provides a powerful tool for parents. First, it lets you set limits on your kid's device from your iOS, Mac, or his or her phone. Second, it's a reporting tool that shows details on how the phone is used.
Keeping your kid safe on his or her smartphone is probably easier than you expect. There are 4 safety essentials that we'll walk you through.
Before setting up Screen Time, you should have an Apple ID and a device ready for your kid to use. Read our Tech Help on setting up an iPhone if you need help.
When you're ready to setup Screen Time, simply click through each of the 5 sections below to see an image of how we recommend setting up the device for anyone under the age of 16 (with areas to customize for your family).