Apple’s Mac already has a solution to iOS addiction

“Apple is vexed with the problem of excessive customer satisfaction, particularly in the troublesome demographic of young users,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. “That’s the latest hot take reaction to the issue of kids being given permissive parental approval to stay up all night on their iOS devices, leaving them sleep deprived and distracted.”

“Apple’s parental controls on iOS are focused on limiting access to content and specific apps, but the company already has tools in place to enforce parents’ wishes on the Mac,” Dilger writes. “It just needs to bring these to iOS.”

“What’s still missing [in iOS] is time, date and bedtime hours restrictions that are available under Parental Controls on Macs,” Dilger writes. “The controls on Apple’s desktop platform also include limiting web browsing to specific sites, emailing to specific contacts, and can limit a child’s account to using the “Simple Finder,” which effectively restricts what a young user can do in various ways.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: How to set up and use macOS High Sierra’s Parental Controls here.

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      1. It really makes you wonder if Apple is really on top of everything that’s going on. If you were a fly on the wall at Apple HQ would you be able to say “Oh yeah they got this covered and it will be incredible” or “OMG they have no idea!! They don’t even notice the problem. Tim is really not noticing what’s going on in his departments as much as he should either. Amateurs!”

  1. Too bad Apple spent all that effort slowing down iDevices to prevent unexpected shutoff. You could have just given little Johnny your old iPhone 6 and after 3 hours, *poof* the damn thing shuts off. Problem solved and no pesky lawsuits!

  2. I’m sure you never asked Apple to assist in bringing your spawn into the world. Take responsibility for your kids and be the parent.

    Teenage Girl: “My Mom says no phones in my bedroom, and I have to hand it over until my chores are done”
    Teenage Friend: “You must totally hate her”
    Teenage Girl: “um, like, yeah”

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