Enabling Restrictions

Some Restrictions may be enabled on your device to prevent access to specific features or content on the device. Restrictions settings are located by tapping Settings > General > Restrictions.

Using Restrictions

A Passcode is required to enable Restrictions. Tap Enable Restrictions and enter a passcode. The passcode will be required to make changes to these settings or to disable restrictions.
The following applications and features may be restricted on the device:
  • Safari
  • YouTube
  • Camera (also disables FaceTime)
  • FaceTime
  • iTunes
  • Ping
  • Installing apps
  • Deleting apps
  • Multiplayer games in Game Center
  • Adding friends in Game Center

You can choose to prevent changes to the following settings/accounts:
  • Location Services
  • Accounts (disables changes to Mail, Contacts, Calendars, iCloud, and Twitter accounts)

In addition, you can choose to prevent access to specific content types:
  • Ratings (select the country in the ratings section to automatically apply the appropriate content ratings for that region)
  • Music and podcasts
  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • Apps
  • In-App Purchases

You can also adjust the time necessary before a password is required to purchase content.

New Feature in iOS 6

Accessibility Feature


Guided Access keeps the iPad in a single app, and allows you to control which features are available.
Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access

Check out other features that are available