Communication Limits: Latest Feature In “Screen Time” On iPhone (iOS 13.3)

Controlling kids’ smartphone usage has always been a concern for parents. There have been many developments in this field as parental controls on various devices. As Apple update brings the newest version of iOS i.e. 13.3 it comes with a feature to limit screen time for kids. Before you proceed, make sure to update your iPhone to the latest version which is iOS 13.3.

How To Set Communication Limit On iPhone?

Follow the easy steps below to find yourself to use the newest feature which is Communication limit on your iPhone. With the help of it you can keep the phone communication – phone calls and messaging in your control. All you have to do is make sure you have turned the option on before handing over the iPhone to your kids. This is an enhancement in the screen time control for kids using iPhone. Understand the steps and you can apply the communication limit on your iPhone. An updated version of iOS is also required to be able to see the new features.

To do so, head to Settings app on your phone and under the General section tap on Software update and tap on Download and install. The phone will reboot and now you are ready to use the latest features.

Steps To Set Communication Limits On iPhone:

To start with setting the communication limit on your iPhone, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Launch Settings app and tap on Screen time.

Step 2: You would see Communication Limits feature tap on it.

Step 3: This section includes a During Allowed Screen Time which is set to Everyone on default. Tap on it make changes to it.

Step 4: Select Contacts only to limit the communication by your kids using the phone for FaceTime, making calls and texting.

Now, let’s try making a call to someone from the iPhone.

As your phone number is recognized by iPhone to be an unknown number, it will restrict you to make a call. This will show as a message on a screen with the number – “XYZ’ is not an allowed contact.

Now, when you are not really able to make a call from this contact, you cannot even receive the calls from the contact. All the calls made to the number will go unnoticed as it will not ring. Only when checked in the Recent Call history, you can notice a missed call from a number.

This makes it very safe for the kids to use the iPhone with much restriction to is able to contact them.

Step 5: Moreover to monitor the conversations, toggle the switch for Allow introductions in groups. This will allow the people to communicate with kids while a family member is present in the same group.

As it is shown in the image, the contact appears in red whereas generally the contact color is green. This is also an indication that you won’t be able to contact the person. While, you try to type, you will notice you cannot select the message typing.

Wrapping up:

Giving your iPhone to the kids is worry free for you now with this Communication limits feature. As you can always monitor who they text and call. This feature can also be used while your hand over the phone to someone. It can assure you that the person cannot use your iPhone to make calls or text. Meanwhile check these parental control apps for iPhone.

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