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Tagged: Parental app and iPhones
I know this is a little off topic, but I installed the Bark app on my son’s iPhone. I keep having issues with it monitoring my son’s phone. I think the problem is with the iPhone. Apple makes it difficult. Does anyone else have an app that they can recommend?Doug SmithKeymaster
Any monitoring app kind of fights against the privacy and security controls that any modern phone has in place, so that is a bit tricky.
I would probably make different recommendations depending on age. How old is your son?
Have you contacted Bark’s support about the problems you’re having? That would be a good starting point if you haven’t already.
Are you familiar with the parental controls built into iOS? You might want to take a look and see if some of that accomplishes what you need without other apps. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304CrystalNParticipant
I have heard iphone doesn’t play nice with monitoring apps. We use iphones built in features. If you set up family on your iphone and your childs phone has his age set as a minor then you have a great deal of control. I monitor from my phone. I can see what he has been doing, for how long, how many tikes he has picked it up, where he is physically with “find my.” I also have him locked down as far as web browsing. He isnt allowed any website that arent in his approved list. Limits on app categories (like “social”) or limits on individual apps. You can set things to be always allowed (calls and texts for us are always allowed), downtime so the phone becomes useless for fun. We have it all set up so he can only do what I approved for as long as I approved, and only between 3 and 7 pm. You can even set up what contacts he is allowed during those hours. I think it is pretty thorough and reliable. The only glitch I have found so far is that one update somehow unconnected us so I had to restart our phones to get us linked again. It took me a week to figure it out and I was perplexed as to why he was on his phone so much when all he could use was calculator and the Bible app. Haha! Anyway I learned and now I check it after an update. That was only once though, other updates have not done that. Good luck finding something.sarah2106Participant
The web page Protect Young Eyes is a great resource for navigating the always changing world of tech and kids. They give suggestions for all sorts of devices including IPhone. I really appreciate that the test and update recommendations all the time.sarah2106Participant
I forgot the web page https://protectyoungeyes.com/devices/apple-ios-iphone-ipad-parental-controls/rhondajennings68Participant
Thank you all for the responses. I wasn’t able to get into the Charlotte Mason website to respond the other day. I don’t have an iPhone but will be switching so my phone can sync with my son’s phone
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