Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Mar 19, 2020
Smartphone Childproofing Tips
Our kids are so enamored by the little screens that surround them that it’s instinctively become somewhat of a pacifier of the digital era.
Let’s face it, it’s an extremely effective way to get an unruly child to settle down when you’re in a public social setting.
The challenge in doing this is that you can put yourself in many awkward situations if you give them unfettered access to all the apps and functions on your smartphone.
The good news is that there are a host of options on both iOS and Android devices that allow you to control what can be used and what is locked out.
Everything from those expensive in-app purchases to which apps can even be opened to making it impossible to get on the Internet without your control code.
The options get better every year, but you’ll need to get specific instructions based on the OS you are using.
For iPhone users: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304
For Android users: https://www.lifewire.com/childproof-android-4137048