Kids at age of 7 succeed at bypassing Apple’s parental settings.
We always saying that today’s children are smarter than us, Well they are. With the new iOS 12 Apple added settings for parents to have more control over their kids smartphone use time, But they didn’t think that those kids will be smarter. Reports for sites and forums tells the story of young kids at the age of 7 have bypassed Apple settings in very easy ways.
One of the new features is Screen Time that let you control on how much time you can use every app and let you see statistics of how much time you spent with the device and on what you spent your time while using it. You want to limit Facebook app use for your kid, you can.
You can limit your kids time use on apps, but as the report says, the kids are smarter, so how they bypass this limitation? They delete the app with the restricted limitation and install it again from the app store, now the app has none of the previous limits of use. More ways to crack this limit? Its easy, kids returning the device clock to before of the limitation begin and voila, they can use it as much as they want.
One parent blocked the use of YouTube for his son, what the kid do? sent himself videos to the device with iMessage , so he watched videos not from YouTube, but from his messaging app. Smart.
When you want to restrict your kid time with smartphones, maybe we should take the approach of education more than just block their time.