How To: iPhone Parental Controls & More

January 16, 2014

I am so excited to let you all in on the How To: iPhone Parental Controls along with other tips and tricks that I’ve found.  A while back I did a post about iOS7 Tips and Tricks that I know several people found helpful.  Since then I’ve realized there are a few more things that may not be obvious, or complaints I’ve seen from people but everything is there, just in a different place.  🙂

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How to access Search: If you know you have an app, but have no idea where it’s ended up, this is great to know.  You used to swipe to the right, and it’s appear, but with iOS7, this was changed.  All you’ll need to do, is be on your screen that shows all your apps, then put your finger on it the screen and pull down a little bit.  You’ll see your keyboard come up from the bottom of the screen, and the search bar come down from the top of the screen.
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How to reboot an app:  Okay, this one is great.  If you’ve had an app that doesn’t seem to function right, or closes randomly on you, or whatever, try to reboot it.  You’ll double click the home (circle) button, and you’ll get a screen like this:
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Then, you’ll just pull your app up and let it fly off the screen.  
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Then it’s gone from that area.  Go back to your home screen, and just open the app again.  It won’t lose any info, but it’ll help it if it was struggling.  Well, it could help.  😉
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*Enable parental controls Settings: Let’s get to this Parental Controls set up.

1. Go into your settings, and click on GENERAL

2. Then find RESTRICTIONS
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3. Then you’ll find ENABLE RESTRICTIONS
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4. Then you’ll swipe the ones that you want off.  Here are the major ones that I would have picked. Installing Apps, Deleting Apps (so when you hold an app, and it wiggles, normally they’ll be a little “x” in the corner to delete, this won’t be there, so your apps won’t disappear), in-app purchasing (so your kids can’t just buy random add-ons or buy an actual app, lol).  
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Banner in the way:  I love my banners that show the info I want them to.  However, if I’m trying to access the top of my screen at that moment (which seems to happen all the time), you can swipe it away.  There is a little womans health line you can see at the bottom of the banner.  Just swipe that up, and it’ll go away faster.  It’s not like the banners stay long, but if you’re trying to do something and it gets in your way, it’s just annoying.
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See what’s on your iPad:  I was SO excited when my husband told me about this.  So go into Safari.  Click on the little double square icon thing, and then your screen will look something like this.  Depends on how many various pages you have open of course.  🙂
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Then you’ll just put your finger on the screen, and pull up, and whatever you have open in Safari on your iPad will be there!  Hooray for finding things on your phone that you didn’t know you could.  This also works the other way.  You can do the same thing on your iPad and it’ll show you what’s open in Safari on your iPhone.
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Quick Scroll up:  If you’re in an app, and you have scrolled to the bottom to read it, it’s annoying to scroll with your finger all the way to the top.  You don’t have to.  All you do it tap your finger at the very top of the screen (like the bar where your battery/time/etc are all listed) and it’ll take you right to the top of the screen.  Ta da!

Archive/Delete E-mails:  The in e-mail app, if you swipe to the left, you can see that Archives/More shows up.  If you’d like to keep the e-mail, but just have it be in the archives (saved but not in your inbox), then do that.  If you click on more you’ll be given options, and one is to delete.  Then you don’t have to clutter your inbox with old e-mails.
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As a side note, you can do this a lot of places in a lot of apps.  If you can’t figure out how to remove/change something, swipe it to the left, and what you’re looking for may come up.  🙂
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Access messages from lock screen:  Alright, you’ve got all these various messages on your lock screen, and you want to check out the e-mail, or FB, or whatever else comes.  All you do is swipe to the right on the message you’d like to go to, and then it’ll open (if you have a passcode, once you do the passcode, it’ll open).
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