How do parents set up Screen Time with Family Sharing on their iPhone®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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If parents haven't set up Family Sharing, refer to Apple's support article to set it up and then return to this article to set up Screen Time. Or you can set up Screen Time directly on the child’s device without Family Sharing.

Apple allows families to share subscriptions, music, and more with Family Sharing! With Family Sharing, parents can set parental controls on their kids’ devices with Screen Time. 

  1. The parent should open the Settings app on their iPhone® or iPad®.
  2. Tap your name at the top of the screen.
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  3. Tap “Family Sharing.”
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  4. Tap “Screen Time.”
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  5. Tap the device name you want to set or adjust Screen Time settings for. You will then see the Screen Time settings for the device. We suggest parents set up Screen Time to control apps and content on the iPhone´.
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