How to Enable and Use Restrictions in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Restrictions on your iPhone and iPad can help you in a great way. When you enable Restrictions on your iOS device, this humble feature allows you to restrict apps, features, and contents. Not only this, you can also change your privacy settings and accounts. Perhaps this is why people use iPhone more than any other device. By using Restrictions, you can disallow contents and apps; for example, before you hand over your device to anybody (or kids in your family), you can disable apps like Camera, Photos, FaceTime etc. Thus, Restrictions can take enough care of your privacy and security, and therefore, it is important to know how to enable and use Restrictions in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

Restrictions is also labelled Parental Controls as normally parents use this feature to stop their kids from using certain apps wherein parents have saved valuable data. If you want to use Restrictions feature on your iOS device, check the method below.

How to Turn On Restrictions in iOS 11 on Your iPhone & iPad

Step #1: Open Settings on your iOS device, i.e. iPhone or iPad.

Open Settings App on iPhone

Step #2: Next, tap on General.

Step #3: Now tap on Restrictions.


Step #4: You need to tap on Enable Restrictions.

Step #5: You will be asked to set Restrictions passcode here; it will be a four-digit passcode. You should set a passcode that you can remember.

Step #6: Re-enter your Restrictions Passcode next.

That’s it! You have successfully enabled Restrictions on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Change Restrictions Passcode on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11

In case you need to change your Restrictions passcode, you should follow the method given below.

Step #1: Launch SettingsGeneralRestrictions.

Here, you will be asked to enter your passcode; simply enter and then tap on Disable Restrictions.

Step #2: Again you have to enter your current Restrictions passcode; you will be prompted to enter your passcode twice.

Enter Four digit Password to Disable Restrictions on iPhone and iPad

Step #4: Once you disable your Restrictions passcode, you need to tap on Enable Restrictions and then type a new passcode.

How to Use Restrictions Passcode in iOS 11

You can restrict some apps and features using Restrictions feature.

Below, we have listed some apps and features you can restrict. Normally, schools and business owners use profiles to enable restrictions. You can check this on iPhone/iPad (if there is a profile) from: Settings → General → Profiles.

List of Apps and features

  • iTunes Store
  • Music Profiles & Posts
  • Podcasts
  • Apple News
  • iBooks Store
  • In-App Purchases
  • Siri & Dictation
  • Safari
  • Camera
  • FaceTime
  • AirDrop
  • CarPlay
  • Installing apps
  • Deleting or uninstalling apps

List of Restricted Contents

  • TV shows
  • Books
  • Apps
  • Websites
  • Siri
  • Ratings
  • Music, Podcasts, News and iTunes
  • Movies

Changes in Privacy Settings

  • Photos
  • Share My Location
  • Bluetooth sharing
  • Location Services
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Reminders
  • Microphone
  • Speech Recognition
  • Advertising
  • Media & Apple Music

Changes in Settings and Accounts

  • TV Provider
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving
  • Background App Refresh
  • Volume limit
  • Media Library
  • Screen recording
  • Cellular Data Use (you can stop changes in cellular data settings on cellular-enabled iOS devices).
  • Accounts (you can stop changes in Mail, Contacts, Calendars, iCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and FaceTime).

Now you are all set to use this Restrictions feature on your iPhone or iPad!

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