How do I add another device for my child?

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on January 19, 2018

Has your child recently got another device that they want to use? If that device is either an Android or Apple then you can install Screen Time on there, without paying any extra!

  1. To add a new device open the Screen Time parent’s app. Then choose the child that you want to add the device for.
  2. On their page scroll right down to bottom where you’ll see an Add another device for.. button.
  3. On the next screen scroll down until you see the type of device that your child has and tap on it to see the install instructions. Make sure that you remember the pairing code, because we’ll need that in the next step.
  4. If your child has an Apple device then please open this page and start from step 4 on your child’s device. If your child uses an Android then please open this page and start from step 4 on your child’s device.
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2. Limit your kids daily screen time

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on January 19, 2018

The Daily Limit lets you set a time limit that your children can spend on their apps per day, once the limit is reached their apps will be blocked until the next day, when the limit resets.

  1. Choose the child you want, scroll down to the Settings for device section, and tap on Daily Limit to open the settings page.
  2. Turn on the Daily Limit for each child that you want to use it with by tapping ON.
  3. Choose how long you want your child to use apps Monday – Friday. You can choose one of the preset times of 1 hour, 1 hour 30 mins, 2 hours, etc. Or you can enter a custom time in the box below.
  4. For most kids there are different rules on weekends, if you want to do that then you can set a different Daily Limit for the weekends (Saturday & Sunday).

Daily Limit FAQs

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How can I delete a schedule?

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on January 2, 2018

You can disable schedules by tapping on the green switch next to them, this is useful if you might want to use the schedule again.

But if you want to delete the schedule completely then tap on the schedule that you want to delete, and you’ll see a trash can icon just below the section called Select days.

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3. Schedules

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on December 21, 2017

With Screen Time you can set a schedule that suits your family. You can choose the apps you want to block, the time they are blocked and what days that block is enabled.

  1. Select the child that you want to set up a schedule for, then tap on the Schedules section.
  2. To create your own schedule tap on the plus button in the middle of the screen to get started.
  3. Or if you tap on the arrow towards the bottom of the page and you’ll see there are some default schedules already created for you. Tap on the plus button next to the schedule to add it to your schedules.
  4. If you’re creating a new schedule, then give your schedule a name. Then set the times that you want the blocking to start and when you want it to end.
  5. Choose the days of the week that you want the blocker to be enabled for. In the picture below Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday are selected so the blocker will be enabled for those days only.

Schedules FAQs

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4. Schedules

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on December 11, 2017

With Screen Time you can set a schedule that suits your family. You can choose the apps you want to block, the time they are blocked and what days that block is enabled.

  1. Select the child that you want to set up a schedule for, then tap on the Schedules section.
  2. To create your own schedule tap on the plus button in the middle of the screen to get started.
  3. Or if you tap on the arrow towards the bottom of the page and you’ll see there are some default schedules already created for you. Tap on the plus button next to the schedule to add it to your schedules.
  4. If you’re creating a new schedule, then give your schedule a name. Then set the times that you want the blocking to start and when you want it to end.
  5. Choose the days of the week that you want the blocker to be enabled for. In the picture below Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday are selected so the blocker will be enabled for those days only.
  6. You can use this button to limit or un-limit all apps in one go, no need to go through and limit them one by one.
  7. Scroll through the app list and tap on the button next to each app that you want to be blocked on the days and times that you’ve set up.

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The 3 most asked questions about Apple devices

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on October 31, 2017

There are a few things that you can do to help Screen Time run smoothly on Apple devices, please take a few minutes to read through each of these steps.

  1. Screen Time will protect itself if it’s closed, so if your child likes to close apps to save battery life then click here to see how that works
  2. Kids can change some of the permissions that you set up when installing Screen Time, this can cause problems for our app. But you can enable Apple restrictions to prevent kids changing these settings. Click here to see how
  3. After a blocked period your child’s apps won’t be returned in the same position they were in before the device was blocked. To prevent your child’s apps from being rearranged after a blocked period, click here.
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Adding another child

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on October 31, 2017

Is one of your kids getting old enough to start using a tablet or phone of their own? Maybe they’re getting one for their birthday or Christmas?

As long as the phone or tablet is Apple or Android then you can install Screen Time on it to give you peace of mind. And don’t worry, adding more kids and devices to your account won’t cost you any extra!

  1. To add a new child first open the Screen Time parent’s app. In the top right hand corner you’ll see +New button, tap on that.
  2. Enter the child’s name and tap the Add child button.
  3. On the next screen scroll down until you see the type of device that your child has and tap on it to see the install instructions. Make sure that you remember the pairing code, because we’ll need that in the next step.
  4. If your child has an Apple device then please open this page and start from step 4 on your child’s device. If your child uses an Android then please open this page and start from step 4 on your child’s device.

 

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Download your Family Screen Time Pact

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on October 13, 2017

Parents tell us they see the best results by talking to their kids about why they have installed Screen Time on their devices, before they start setting limits.

So try monitoring their usage for the first few days. Then decide, with your kids, on the limits that will help the most.

To get the conversation started we’ve created a fun way to introduce Screen Time to the family. A simple contract between parent and child on the use of mobile devices. But be warned, it’s a two-way street!

DOWNLOAD THE FAMILY CONTRACT

Download the family contract

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Download your Family Screen Time Pact

by Oliver Brushfield-Smith on October 13, 2017

Parents tell us they see the best results by talking to their kids about why they have installed Screen Time on their devices, before they start setting limits.

So try monitoring their usage for the first few days. Then decide, with your kids, on the limits that will help the most.

To get the conversation started we’ve created a fun way to introduce Screen Time to the family. A simple contract between parent and child on the use of mobile devices. But be warned, it’s a two-way street!

DOWNLOAD THE FAMILY CONTRACT

Download the family contract

read more