Allow App Installs on a Child's Device from a Parent's iOS App

Applies to: Insights Members, Premium Members using Apple iPads and iPhones

Excludes: Mac laptops and computers

Apps on a Child's Android Device

Family Zone allows Parents to manage multiple types of devices from a central place. In the steps here, a Parent would use the Family Zone app on their iPhone to turn on or turn off the ability for a Child to install apps on their Android device. 

Parents can prevent app installs when their Child tends to obsess over apps or install unsafe apps and the Child needs the Android device for School or keeping in touch with caregivers.

On a Parent's iPhone or iPad:

  1. Sign in as a Parent to the Family Zone app
  2. In Family, tap on your Child's icon
  3. Move down and tap on Internet filters & rules
  4. Tap on Web categories
    Select Device features
  5. Move down and tap Permit App Installs until the toggle is gray

Your Child's Android devices will update within 2 minutes of connecting to the internet. Family Zone will prevent apps from being added or removed from your Child's phone or tablet.


Apps on a Child's iOS Device

Recent changes in Apple's privacy and security settings require a Parent to access the Child's device when it uses iOS 13 (2019) or newer. See https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201304


Device Feature Notes

Limit Access to iOS Device Features

iOS 13 (2019) and newer:

For iOS 12 (2018) and older devices, tap the toggle to allow (blue) or to prevent (gray) access to:

  • In-App Purchases
  • iTunes
  • Explicit iTunes Content
  • The device camera


Limit Access to Android Device Features 

For Android phones and tablets, tap the toggle to allow (blue) or prevent (gray) access to:

  • Install or uninstall of apps
  • The device camera