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Restriction settings on ipad

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HarshaKodnad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 24, 2011 11:20 AM
In settings - general - restriction, there is an way to protect few options and applications being accessed via password protection. This works like a parental control. However has following issues.

1. No option to disable mail, contact, notes etc. Applications
2. Restrictions set are not saved. Every time we need to reenable the settings.
3. App ratings are not strictly used by app store and hence app rating based protection does not work.
4. Also required to prevent being modifying the location of app icons.

Just think of a 4 year old baby and you want to handover your iPad to him for him to play games and others.

Regards,

Harsha Kodnad
iPhone 3GS / iPad, iOS 4, iPad
  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Mar 24, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to HarshaKodnad)
    1) We're all just users here like you. If you want to let Apple know about your concerns, use this: http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    2)Why the heck would hand over an iPad to a 4 year old to use unsupervised?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad, iPod, Airport Express
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,790 points)
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    Mar 24, 2011 11:26 AM (in response to James Ward4)
    James Ward4 wrote:
    2)Why the heck would hand over an iPad to a 4 year old to use unsupervised?

    I've caught a lot of flack for asking that same question. Needless to say, I agree!
    MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel iMac (Tiger 10.4.11) MacBook White 13" (10.5.8) iPad 32g (iOS 4.2)
  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    Mar 25, 2011 5:42 AM (in response to HarshaKodnad)
    Indeed there are apps appropriate to 4 year olds. doesn't mean they should use it unsupervised.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad, iPod, Airport Express
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:05 AM (in response to HarshaKodnad)
    Right - and for them, buy another iPad set for their use. (If only I could collect commissions for selling iPads!).
    MBPro 3.06 GHz, 8 GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2xMini; iPad 64 3G, iTouch; many ExtHDs, 3xdrobo@6TB, Apple TV 1gen with aTV
  • Roosevelt Jones Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Jun 5, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to HarshaKodnad)

    I think the iOS devices are generally single user devices. The Restrictions settings provide a way the turnkey the device. If that truly is the design goal then you would not need to disable apps like Mail which require you to add in the email accounts for the app to be functional. This is not the case with an app like Safari. Other apps use media that is appropriateness rated and that what is reflected in the Restrictions settings. So if you want to turnkey the device for a young child, you would restrict Mail by adding and deleting the email accounts. I think restrictions were implemented to allow a user to setup a device but not really also be an additional end user.

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