Apple has presented several new features with the iOS 13 version, one of the most functional comes from the hand of Screen Time and allows you to establish communication limits.
This functionality parental control will allow the parents to select which contacts can call, send text and/or use FaceTime or AirDrop with their children.
To start with the configuration of this system of parental control, we must go to the configuration screen time and enable the option of communication boundaries like this:
- We opened the Screen Time settings on our son’s iPhone.
- We select the option ‘ Screen time ‘.
- We choose ‘ communication limits ‘
At this point, we can choose that the limits of communication be during the screen time allowed or the time of inactivity.
When setting the communication limits for the use of Allowed Screen Time, the system offers us the option to select between ‘All’ the contacts or an exclusive section of ‘ Only Contacts ‘.
It is important to note that, if we lean towards the ‘ Only contacts ‘ option, the infant will not be able to edit this list of contacts.
Inclusion to groups
Additionally, within this configuration, Apple will allow children to join group conversations, as long as the members are a known contact or a member of the family.
Finally, other communication limits can be configured for the device’s downtime, which includes the ‘ Only contacts ‘ and ‘ Specific contacts ‘ options.
This last option will be a bit more restrictive since it will allow us to add to a whitelist the contacts with which we want to allow children to communicate.
As we see a very complete application that raises the possibility of configuring not only the time that children spend in front of the devices, but also take care of who they talk with and for how long.
This new feature comes hand in hand with iOS 13, and although this operating system is currently in beta for developers, the Cupertino company mentions that its public beta version will be available in the month of July.