Apple has published a new section on its dedicated support website that’s completely dedicated to parents, featuring helpful resources about related features such as parental controls, Ask to Buy, Family Sharing, Apple Cash Family, Screen Time and so forth.
- A new support portal for parents.
- It provides links to existing resources.
- Parental controls and more are included.
A useful resource for parents
Found at support.apple.com/apple-for-kids/, it includes relevant links to Apple’s existing support resources, making it a one-stop-shop for parents managing kids’ Apple experiences.
At the very top, you get links for managing your family group with the Family Sharing feature, including setting up the feature on the child’s device. Further down the webpage, you’ll find relevant links for setting up Apple Cash Family so you can send cash to a child. Parents will also find links leading to Apple’s support instructions detailing how to turn on Ask to Buy.
With the Ask to Buy feature enabled, your kids have the freedom to make their own choices while still controlling their spending. The family organizer can use their own device to approve or decline these Ask to Buy requests from a notification. For example, if a child wants to buy an app, the family approver can see the app and decide whether to allow it.
This feature is on by default for any children under 13.
Other sub-sections on the webpage provide links to set up Apple devices, including configuring an Apple Watch for a family member without an iPhone, using Family Setup, as well as prevent unwanted in-app purchases, set limit for kids with Screen Time and more.