How to protect your Privacy & Security on the iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

We live in a new world where privacy and security are all but ignored. Social Media and AI have made it easy to deceive the innocent.  Below are a few steps to help prevent this from happening.

Set Content & Privacy Restrictions or Prevent iTunes & App Store purchases on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Press the Home buttonhome to go to the home screen.

Step 2: Press the Settings icon.settings

Step 3: Scroll down and press General, then Restrictions.

Step 4: Enter your Restrictions Passcode. Important: Do not forget your Passcode, as it will be required to enable or disable features.

Step 5: A list of apps will appear at the top of the screen (examples: Safari, Camera, and FaceTime). Unchecking these will turn them off. (This is helpful when you don’t want your children running up a large bill.)

Step 6: Under Restrictions, go to the Location Services or Apps sections to restrict a users access to download apps, music, TV and other iTunes content by rating. Location Services:

  • Allow or Don’t Allow Changes
  • Enable or Disable Location Services

Apps:

  • Allow Apps by rating:
    • Don’t Allow Apps
    • 4+
    • 9+
    • 12+
    • 17+
    • Allow All Apps

Help protect against the usage of inappropriate apps on your Android devices.

Step 1: Launch Google Playfrom your Android smart phone or tablet.

Step 2: Tap the Menuon the search bar, scroll down and select Settings.

Step 3: Under User Controls tap Parental Controls.

Step 4: Tap Parental controls is off, create and confirm a 4 digit PIN to turn on the Parental Controls option. Important: Do not forget this 4 digit PIN as it will be required to unlock your set restrictions.

Steps 5: Set a restriction for each type of content:

  • Apps & Games
  • Movies
  • TV
  • Books
  • Music

Step 6: Tap to Allow from the following:

  • Everyone (most restrictive)
  • Everyone 10+ (social media apps restricted)
  • Teen
  • Mature 17+
  • Adults 18+
  • Allow all, including unrated (least restrictive)

Step 7: Tap Save to set your restrictions.

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