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Old 07-04-2019, 10:37 PM   #1
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iPhone Screentime issues (Parental Control)

I am holding XS Max and I am using the screentime function to control my childís usage on her iphone 7plus. The issue is everytime I set the all the things properly on my XS max to limit the certain things on my childís iPhone, the settings would be gone within the next an hour or so when I checked and I have to re-set those again. Or after the downtime has kicked in, I am surprised my child could still excess some of her apps. Itís fustrating to keep repeating doing those settings. Not sure if any of you is experiencing the same as me. Tried to do a search on the forum and canít find any similar post.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:56 AM   #2
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I am holding XS Max and I am using the screentime function to control my childís usage on her iphone 7plus. The issue is everytime I set the all the things properly on my XS max to limit the certain things on my childís iPhone, the settings would be gone within the next an hour or so when I checked and I have to re-set those again. Or after the downtime has kicked in, I am surprised my child could still excess some of her apps. Itís fustrating to keep repeating doing those settings. Not sure if any of you is experiencing the same as me. Tried to do a search on the forum and canít find any similar post.
For me, I use the function screen time and set the screen time directly on my daughterís iPhone. With a 4 digit numerical password of which she doesnít know. Can customise days.

So itís like Sun to Thu it will auto block all apps including social media apps (youngsters like to use ig fb youtube viu etc) at downtime 10pm. 6am will auto unlock. Of coz emergency apps like phone, WhatsApp, clock still can use. I also calculated the amount of time when she dismissed from sch till bedtime 10pm. So I set a stipulated hours usable too I.e. 5 hours from sun-thu. After 5 hours of usage or 10pm (whichever is earlier), phone will auto block. She has no choice but to do hw or pack bag.

Fri and sat I customised it to longer hours and later shutdown downtime for her to unwind.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Face the same thing. I did a reset, remove & redo for my boy iphone and ipad for the restriction. But within a few days, he been playing games, seeing youtube beyond the restricted hours. I already give up, but using the router policy.

I am holding XS Max and I am using the screentime function to control my childís usage on her iphone 7plus. The issue is everytime I set the all the things properly on my XS max to limit the certain things on my childís iPhone, the settings would be gone within the next an hour or so when I checked and I have to re-set those again. Or after the downtime has kicked in, I am surprised my child could still excess some of her apps. Itís fustrating to keep repeating doing those settings. Not sure if any of you is experiencing the same as me. Tried to do a search on the forum and canít find any similar post.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:59 AM   #4
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Mine has been working since day 1.
Set 1 hour limit for YouTube and 1.5 hours for all apps.
Enabled some mission critical apps as always enabled.

So far so good both wife and I are able to access it.
Not sure why it isnít working for some of you.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:15 PM   #5
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For me, I use the function screen time and set the screen time directly on my daughterís iPhone. With a 4 digit numerical password of which she doesnít know. Can customise days.

So itís like Sun to Thu it will auto block all apps including social media apps (youngsters like to use ig fb youtube viu etc) at downtime 10pm. 6am will auto unlock. Of coz emergency apps like phone, WhatsApp, clock still can use. I also calculated the amount of time when she dismissed from sch till bedtime 10pm. So I set a stipulated hours usable too I.e. 5 hours from sun-thu. After 5 hours of usage or 10pm (whichever is earlier), phone will auto block. She has no choice but to do hw or pack bag.

Fri and sat I customised it to longer hours and later shutdown downtime for her to unwind.
Thanks for your input. But just that my settings will always be gone a while later.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:58 PM   #6
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Did you set the screen time password the same as your phone unlock password?

Thanks for your input. But just that my settings will always be gone a while later.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:07 PM   #7
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Did you set the screen time password the same as your phone unlock password?
No. Unlock phone is 6-digit. Screen time passcode is 4-digit.
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:16 AM   #8
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I did encounter that screen time not fully working (pre ios 12.2). It seems to be faulty for each app.

But I managed to make it work by:
a) set downtime from evening to morning
b) set ONE app limits of 30mins for all
c) set always allowed app like messages, camera, photo, etc which seems ok
d) set screentime passcode.

Once they hit 30mins usage, they will ask for more time.
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Old 21-04-2019, 11:02 PM   #9
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Did you set the screen time password the same as your phone unlock password?
Can set different password. Your kids can know the passcode to unlock the phone but unable to change the screen time settings.
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