1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have just realized that once my son depletes his youtube (entertainment) quota, he moves on to messages app (where i don't impose a limit; well, because it is messaging app) and using the youtube app in the messages app, he continues youtubing.

    How can I prevent this?

    (He also found out that, uninstalling and reinstalling an app also resets the daily quota used by that app. I prevented this by blocking him from installing apps)

    Thanks,
    08-13-2019 05:08 AM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Have you looked in to the iOS parental controls? Here’s a link about them:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201304
    08-13-2019 08:35 AM
  3. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Here’s another article found here on iMore:

    Parenta l controls: the ultimate guide
    08-13-2019 08:47 AM
  4. ght's Avatar
    Pretty sure those are the controls they are using. I know I am with my son, but he also figured out that deleting and redownloading an app resets the parental control screen time timer. And I can delete the apps off his phone, but since it has been downloaded previously, he does not need permission to redownload.
    08-13-2019 04:34 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Are you sure parental controls are set up correctly? When our son was underage we did the same thing but if he deleted an app and tried to re-download it, it was still blocked until we gave the ok.
    08-14-2019 07:57 AM
  6. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Sounds like it’s time for a tech sabbatical! Just take the phone when you don’t want him using it. He’s already proven to not be trustworthy, since he’s attempting to trick the system.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    08-15-2019 07:01 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Sounds like it’s time for a tech sabbatical! Just take the phone when you don’t want him using it. He’s already proven to not be trustworthy, since he’s attempting to trick the system.
    This, and may I suggest putting it in a lock box/safe of some sort.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    08-15-2019 07:29 PM
  8. staceymj86's Avatar
    I set it up where my daughter can’t change any account settings nor delete any apps (although she don’t know what your son know).
    08-15-2019 07:33 PM

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