Can I put a time limit on my child’s iPad use at home?

There is not a time limit setting that comes installed on the iPad by default, but parents can install an app called Curbi to add functionality like time limit profiles for bedtime and study, specific website blocking, and restrictions. These will remain in place while your daughter is at home. This functionality costs $6.99 per month at the time of writing, and a 14-day free trial is available.

About Curbi

“Curbi’s breakthrough technology provides you with ability to totally manage your child’s mobile online experience. Stop in-app purchases, block adult content and set boundaries for social media use and time wasting apps.

 Curbi manages iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Curbi gives parents peace of mind; providing the best solution so the entire family can enjoy the virtual world as much as the real world.”

“Curbi is the only iOS parental controls app that allows you to restrict time and content in a way that allows your child to be online for fun when you say it’s time for fun and be online for work when you say it’s time to work. No other app can do this. Curbi provides a unique way to specify rules that restrict time and content to allow almost any type of restriction you can imagine. For example, You can:

  • Block all internet games, time wasting sites and social networking (but allow Wikipedia and Khan Academy) from 4 pm to 6 pm on week days and call it Study Time
  • Block everything from 9 pm to 8 am on weekdays and 10 pm to 8 am on weekends and call it Bed Time
  • Block everything from 6 pm to 7 pm and call it Dinner Time
  • Do whatever you want

Curbi comes with some popular rules already to go, you just have to say what goes and when it applies.

The unique time + content approach that Curbi has to device control allows you to set boundaries that suit your family and your lifestyle. Importantly, it allows you to work with your child to agree on what those boundaries are. You can be as strict is you want and the curbi will not get in the way.”

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This functionality costs $6.99 per month at the time of writing, and a 14-day free trial is available.


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