How to Set Communication Limits on Your Child’s Allowed Screen Time and Downtime on iPhone and iPad

🗓️ September 11, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patelUse Screen Time with Family Sharing Account on your iPhone and iPad. After That Enable Communication limit for your Kids has also got some superior features with iOS 13. With iOS 13.3 or later, now parents can take over more control on their kid’s iPhone compared to iOS 12 Screen Time Restriction and other Security Features. The smartphone is becoming a massive threat to today’s generation, but if your kid has an iPhone, then you can limit the use of Phone. Screen Time was introduced last year to reduce the mobile usage of your kids, right from your iPhone.

However, Started from iOS 13.3 has handed more opportunity to you like you can set Communication Limits, with whom your kid can contact, who can reach your kid, etc. It allows you to set the Communication Limits for the whole day and even when the iPhone is in Downtime Mode.

Communication Limits in iOS 13 applies to all the exchanging functions like AirDrop, Phone, Messages, and FaceTime. All the Screen Time data of your Kid’s iPhone will appear on the screen time of your iPhone. Follow the steps and set iPhone Communication Limits for a kid with Screen Time.

How to [Use] Disable/ Enable iPhone Communication Limits for Kid Using Screen Time

Communication Limits on your iPhone for You or Your Partner

Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
Step #2: Scroll down and tap “Screen Time”.
Step #3: To set Communication Limits, if you wish to apply the Communication limit for your kids, select the Kid’s iPhone under the Family section. Before that make sure and learn How to Add Kids Screen Time Account under your screen Time Family Sharing.

Set Communication limits in screen time on iPhone

Set Communication limits in screen time on iPhone

Step #4: Open the “Communication Limits”. Where you can set limits based on your Kid’s contacts.
Step #5: Multiple options are available such as,

1: During Allowed Screen Time:- Here you can limit with who your kid can communicate in allowed screen time. Choose from “Everyone” and “Contacts Only”, whichever suits you.

Set Communication limits On iPhone

Set Communication limits On iPhone

  • Limit Communications to people in Joseph’s contacts during allowed screen time. Joseph will no be able to edit contacts.
  • Group Communication: Allow introductions in Grop option allow people to be added to Group conversations when one of Joseph’s Contacts or a Family Member is in the group Joseph can add these people to contacts.

Note: Once you set Communication Limit as per the above instructions, your kid cannot edit the Contacts.

2: During Downtime:- Limit your kid communication during downtime or even app limits have already expired. Again two options are available “Everyone” and “Specific Contacts”.

  • Specific Contacts you can select from your Phone app,
  • Joseph’s contacts
  • Add New Contact for Joseph.

3: Manage Contacts:- Besides, you can also Manage your kid’s iPhone contacts right from your iPhone. Once you turn on Manage Contacts option, iCloud will take some time to sync contacts with your iPhone. Under iCloud Contacts, you can manage them.

4: Allow Contact Editing:- If you don’t want to permit “Contact Editing” to the kid, then disable it.

We can Quickly Turn of Stop Restriction for Communications limit under the settings app with the option Turn off Screen Time.

Or Anytime we can change Screen Time Passcode, Under the Kids Screen Time name.

Manage all the settings security and under control as a parent or a Family member. Enjoy and Find more tips here. also, share your feedback on this feature in the comment box or share your problem to get a fix as soon as possible.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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