How do they do it?
This is a common question from parents. But seriously how do kids find a way around Screen Time? The most common way that we’ve found is that they discover the Screen Time password, and with that they can access the settings from their device or temporarily unblock apps using this password.
How can I tell if this is happening?
Funny you should ask… We’ve just added a new feature into Screen Time that sends an email to you whenever the password is entered correctly.
If you see an email like the one below come through to you when you haven’t entered the password then it looks like someone else is accessing the Screen Time settings. There is a link in the email to one of our FAQ pages that has a few suggestions on what you can do to protect yourself.
Time for some detective work
The email you receive notifying you that the password has been entered will arrive in your inbox within a few minutes (max) of the crime. So if you check the time that the email was received that should give you a good idea when the password was entered.
Please let us know what you think about this new feature? Is it an improvement or have you got any ideas for us that could make things even easier?