Following Sunday's report in The New York Times revealing Apple recently cracked down on screen time-monitoring apps on App Store, the company the following day published a detailed explainer on its website.
You decide you want to use private browsing in Safari on your iPhone or iPad. So, you open Safari, tap the button to open a new tab, and the Private button is gone. Where did it go?
If this is happening to you, it’s a simple fix. You made some changes to your settings and probably didn’t realize that it would take that Private button away from Safari. Here’s how to solve the case of the missing Safari Private browsing button.
Using a passcode for restrictions you set up with the Screen Time tool can keep those settings safe. It’s especially useful for parents who don’t want their children to access certain apps or just want to limit their kid’s screen time. So, what happens if you forget that passcode?
Unfortunately, recovering or resetting that passcode isn’t as easy as some might expect. Apple’s solution is to reset the device and set it up as brand new because restoring it from a backup will not reset that passcode. This is certainly not an ideal solution for most people.
Luckily, there is another way. Here’s how to recover a forgotten Restrictions or Screen Time passcode.
The iOS 12.2 beta, which released for developer testing last week, permits you to set Downtime options in your Screen Time settings on a day by day basis, which wasn't possible before.
If you want to restrict certain websites from being accessed on iPhone or iPad, this is easy to do. Before iOS 12, you could do this in the General area of the Settings app under Restrictions. But with the new Screen Time feature, you’ll need to head to a different spot.
Here’s how to now block access to specific websites on iPhone or iPad.
The average American picks up their smartphone 52 times per day, an increase over the 47 times they looked at their phones per day on average last year.
Less than two months after it was first introduced, Apple's Screen Time continues to catch flack for what it does and doesn't do. First, kids figured out a way around the tool's time limitations. Then, it was accused of draining iPhone batteries too quickly. Now, the tool's parental controls are being criticized for blocking (or allowing) the wrong content.
Are you seeing excessive or even extreme iPhone battery drain after updating to Apple's latest and greatest mobile operating system? If so, you're definitely not alone because many affected people have taken to Reddit, Twitter, MacRumors Forums and Apple Support Communities to describe the problem, with some reporting that the new iOS 12 Screen Time feature might be causing up to two times faster iPhone battery drain when enabled.
That didn't take long. Just days after iOS 12 was released to the public, kids have figured out how to bypass Apple's Screen Time feature. Many of these workarounds, first discovered by the British press, are now being posted online, according to Business Insider.
With Screen Time for iOS, you can get a better understanding of the amount of time you're spending each day using apps, visiting websites, and more on your devices. Here's a look at how to use it and why it could become beneficial in your life.
Tools from Apple make it easier to limit kids' screen time on iPhone and iPad. Here's a look at how you can use these features for added peace of mind.