iOS 17: Limit Kids’ Screen Time on iPhone, iPad: Setup Parental Screen Time

🗓️ October 4, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patelIt’s Amazing to use Limit Kids’ Screen Time on iPhone and iPad running the latest iOS/iPadOS. Perhaps the time has come for parents to control iPhone usage of their kids appropriately. The new screen time and app limit is a big update from Apple for your iPhone, Mini, iPhone, iPad as well and the people who are using currently, loving it. It is the way unique to establish rules and regulations that your kid must have to follow. Track all kids’ activity and control on apps and games using Screen Time. Now, Screen Time is Available for Mac. Here’s How to Use Screen Time on Mac.

If you are interested in using this screen time for your kid, then you have to add them to your iCloud family sharing account. Once you set up and add them to the iCloud family sharing account, you can find their names on the front page of screen time under the category, Family Usage section.

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Now Let’s Get Started, How to Limit Kids’ Screen Time On iPhone, iPad


  1. Kids must be added to your iCloud account. Still, you haven’t set up or added your kids. See how to add kids and how you can check Kids are added in your iCloud from your iPhone/iPad settings app. Settings app on iPhone > Apple ID profile name > Family Sharing.

1 Familiy sharing on iPhone in iOS 12

2: If not then request in your kid’s account via iMessage or create a new Child account. Add Family Member.. > Invite via iMessage or Create a Child Account.

2 add a new kid in Family sharing for screen time in iOS 12

Add or Setup on Child’s Device Screen Time & Setup with parental control in iOS 12

Step 1: Launch “Settings”.

Step 2: Scroll down and open “Screen Time”.

Step 3: Now, “Tap on kid’s Name” > “Turn on Screen Time” for which you want to turn on “Screen Time”.

3 Turn on Screen TIme for kids on iPhone in iOS 12 remotely

Step 4: Tap “Setup as Parental Controls”.

4 Setup With parental control and Set Downtime on iPhone screen Time in iOS 12

Step 5: Next, you have to set the “Downtime” by scheduling “Start” and “End” time.

5 Set App limit on iPhone in iOS 12 screen time

Step 6: Tap “Set Downtime”.

During this session, you can allow calls, messages or other apps that still your kid can use. Other things will be disabled during this time interval including notifications.

Step 7: Now App Limits page will appear, select the category of applications such as Games, Social Networking, Entertainment and more. Besides, you can set App Limit for more than one category.

Step 8: Tap “Time Amount”.From there you can set time and then tap “Set App Limit”.

Step 9: Moving forward, you will see “Content & Privacy”. The Restrict Content says you can restrict explicit and mature content in iTunes, Music, App Store and websites. Also, you can require your permission to make changes to privacy settings.

Step 10: Enter the four-digit “Parental Password”, and confirm it. Remember the Parent password you will need when you want to update settings of screen time for the added child.

Step 11: Now all the settings that you have made will be visible on the page. From there you can change Downtime, Apps Limit, Contents & Privacy Restrictions and Always Allowed.

Now if you want to turn off screen time for the added child, then go ahead.

Once you setup screen time for your Kids, You can remotely turn on and turn off screen time from your iOS device [Parental Device].

  1. Step 1: In the “Settings”, open “Screen Time”.
  2. Step 2: Tap on “Your Kid’s name”.
  3. Step 3: On the bottom, you will see, “Turn off screen time”.

7 Turn off screen time in iOS 12 on iPhone

  • Step 4: Enter the parental passcode and disable screen time for your kid.

However, you can also enable screen time for the child by following the same steps above.

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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]

  1. Do both devices have to be running ios12 for screentime”downtime”to work?

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