Enabling iPad Restrictions

iOS allows for parents as well at RGS (via the MDM), to set a number of restrictions on each pupil’s iPad. When a pupil (or parent on his/her behalf) registers a device, a registration profile is installed on the pupil’s iPad. Via the registration profile a number of restrictions can be set, but these are limited. We appreciate each family may have different requirements, hence in the main we advise parents to take responsibility to for enabling restrictions, and in so doing gain an understanding of what is both possible and desirable.

The following section in the guide details the restrictions we have enabled, and those we are suggesting parents enable. The aim is to ensure all our pupils use the equipment effectively and safely, whilst not be hampered due to inappropriate settings being enabled.

Further information on restrictions can be found on the Apple website.

Enabling Restrictions

Step 1: Go to Settings > General and scroll down to find Restrictions.

Step 2: Within Restrictions, click on Enable Restrictions at the top of the screen.

Step 3: You will be prompted to enter a new passcode for Restrictions. It is important that you choose a passcode that is different to the one currently on the iPad.

Step 4: You will then be prompted to re-enter the Restrictions Passcode.

Once this has been set, you will then be able to turn restrictions on and off, as well as changing settings for what content you can accessed, for example limiting Apps to a particular age group.