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“YouTube Kids” is cleaner than regular YouTube. Sadly, I haven't found any method of disabling autoplay. If it's possible, how can I disable autoplay?

My question How can I disable the YouTube Kids autoplay feature — on iOS, on MacOS, or on any other platform? Please assume: I own a non-jailbroken iPhone. I have administrator rights on my computer. ...
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Assigning new device to child's account

I am setting up a new Apple device (iPad) for a child. I have already created a children's account under family sharing on another device. However, it's not clear if on the new device I should set the ...
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What does Screen Time limit?

When you allow 15 minutes for, say, YouTube, does the clock only run while the child watches YouTube or will YouTube time out after 15 minutes even if they don't watch it?
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How to prevent child from using Find My to interact with parent's device?

Both me and my child are members of one Family, with Family Sharing turned on. We use different Apple IDs. When my child opens "Find My" app, my devices are listed there as well. How do I prevent my ...
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How to restrict a website on iphone without “Allow Website” option appearing?

Sometimes I give my kids access to my iPhone, and want to restrict access to adult sites. As an experiment I turned on "restrict access to adult site" under the "restrictions" option, and then also ...
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What is the best method of locking a kids ipad to a particular app?

I would like my children to have unlimited access to a Sonos device in their room so as to listen to Pandora or Audible audiobooks or whatever. However, controlling Sonos requires a device with an ...
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Correct an Apple ID Child account birthday to a teen account?

Apple has different age restrictions in different regions, but most of them trigger on/off based on the age of 13. If the birthday of a child account is entered incorrectly identifying the account as ...
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what can an adult do with Family Sharing?

I'm told that some children have iPhones, that are part of 'the same iCloud' as a parent. I've seen that their messages appear to be mixed in with the parent's: the child's message to a friend is ...
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Child's account as default login user

I'm a complete newbie at macOS. Bought a new MacBook Air for my eight year old child as that is what the school specified. Followed the online instructions for setting up family sharing then created ...
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Every time my three-year-old bashes the keyboard randomly my hot corners stop working. What key combo is she pressing?

Whenever I make the mistake and leave my MBP unattended and unlocked for more than a minute, my three-year-old rushes in and starts randomly mashing keys on the keyboard, pretending to type. Every ...
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Is it safe to drill a hole in an Apple TV (3rd gen) remote?

I'm not talking about the end where the buttons are, but rather the other side. This device gets lost several times a day by children who hold on to it and misplace it on a regular basis. What I want ...
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Disable Safari in OS X

How do I disable Safari in OS X? The desired effect is the same as in iOS: in iOS, you can easily disable Safari through the Restrictions settings, and the app just hides but is not uninstalled. You ...
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Is there an app that can set time limits for Internet access?

Is there an app that I can run on my iMac that will regulate Internet usage? Specifically, I want to only allow internet to work between 6-8pm.
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How do I stop my text messages and emails from showing on my 5yr old's iPad?

I am giving my 5yr old an iPad of his own. I'm happy to buy and share apps with him but how do I keep our text messages and emails separate?
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“locked” iPhone video playback mode for children?

After we upgraded to iPhone 4, one of our old iPhones was pressed into service as a children's video playback device for our 1.5 year old. That's one of the best things about an iPhone upgrade -- ...
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iPad case for toddlers that hides the home button?

My 18 month old son loves to interact with my iPad. I have explored some apps that I would think he would enjoy, but he finds it hard to resist the device's home button. (Perhaps because this is the ...
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What is the best way to limit the time of use of iPad 4?

I have iPad 4 with iOS 8.2. Also, I have a child. I want to set some time limit (per day) of use of iPad for my child. Also, I want to have some profiles or something like that. Other words, I want ...
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Change children's Apple ID

I accidentally created an @icloud.com address for my kid's (under 13) Apple ID, and now I want to change the primary email to his correct address. However, there is no option for setting a new primary ...
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Are there any good iPad games for kids to learn numbers?

I'm looking for iPad games for my 4 year old daughter to learn numbers. I've tried many different games, like "Learn Numbers", "Counting101", "Animals Count", "Baby Phone", etc. but none of them are ...
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Any fun baby/toddler apps for Mac? [closed]

As soon as my two-year-old notices I turn my MacBook Pro on she jumps in my lap and wants to bang on the keyboard. I need recommendations for fun applications that would allow my toddler to play ...
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Timer Lockout for iOS allowing multiple apps

Is there a way to force the iPad to lock after X minutes but also allow my kids to use multiple apps? I know about guided access which works great at locking them to one app (e.g., for homework) but ...
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Are there any Terminal commands that would be interesting for a young child?

I am beginning to teach my 4-year-old daughter that she can do more on a computer than watch cartoons on Netflix. I want her to know that she can type things on the keyboard and make the computer do ...
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Is there a way to put the iPhone into a child-only mode?

I find that my two-year-old will often delete photos...most of the times by accident. Is there a mode on the iPhone or some other software that will help thwart this? Is there a way to control which ...
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What is the best phonetic app for the iPad? [closed]

I'm not a native english speaker and so I'm looking for an app to teach my 4 year old daughter with spelling and speaking. She's speaking English very well and very confident in communicating with her ...
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What are good travel game apps for iPad to entertain a 2-3 year old [closed]

My wife is to face a 2h flight with our very active daughter and would like to prepare some distractions. Specifically we are looking for very simple, entertaining games a toddler can handle. We ...
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Great iPod Click Wheel Games for Kids

My niece has got a used iPod nano (not the newest model); in the App Store are about 50 games for iPods with Click Wheel. What game can you recommend?
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Can you recommend a numeracy iphone application where you 'write' answers on the screen?

I'm trying to find a numeracy/maths/times-tables application for my children in which you have to 'write' the correct answer. There are lots of multiple-choice type times-tables applications but I'm ...