How to Restrict Access to Certain Apps on iPhone and iPad 2024

For various reasons, more and more iPhone users are now seeking effective ways to restrict access to apps on iPhone. There are various apps on iPhone and iPad, some are addictive, some are very dangerous for kids. You don’t want your kids to be on these apps all day. So, if you want to completely block specific apps on iPhone and iPad, here is how to do it!

How to Set Restrictions on iPhone and iPad with Built-in Features

Here’s how to use Apple parental control features to restrict apps on iPhone and iPad.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Screen Time.
  3. Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  4. Enter a four-digit passcode and then confirm it.
    four-digit passcode
  5. Tap the switch next to Content & Privacy.
  6. Tap Allowed apps.
  7. Tap the switches next to the app or apps you’d like to disable.
    disable apps

These apps will no longer appear on your kids’ iPhone or iPad home screen. To re-enable them, you just need to follow the steps above and turn the switches back on.

How to Restrict Access to Certain Apps on iPhone with iKeyMonitor

Check the steps to block apps and games on iPhone or iPad.

  1. Sign up for a free plan and install iKeyMonitor.
    sign up
  2. Log in to the Online Cloud Panel.
    android cloud panel
  3. You can go to Settings > App Group to create multiple groups for the apps you want to block.
    App Group
  4. Then you can go to Settings > App Filter to active the app groups to block certain apps.
    App Filter

Limitations of Apple Parental Controls

The parental control features that come with Apple devices can bring some convenience, but they also have limitations. Apple parental controls do not provide monitoring features and cannot let you know your children’s online activities. If you want to manage and protect your children’s entire online worlds, you can consider using a monitoring solution like iKeyMonitor.

Monitor iPhone and iPad with iKeyMonitor Parental Control App

iKeyMonitor can limit the screen time of your children’s iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing them from being addicted to the screen. It enables you to set the maximum time per day for accessing apps and games. In addition, you can temporarily block some apps at certain times, such as work time or bedtime.

iKeyMonitor has an extensive list of features to help ensure complete parental control on iPhone and iPad devices. It records keystrokes entered on the target devices and captures screenshots of iPhone/iPad activities. You will be able to know what your children are doing online and take action if necessary.

Capture Screenshots on iPhone/iPad to Detect Suspicious Photos

iKeyMonitor regularly captures screenshots of online activities on the target iPhone or iPad. You can log in to the cloud panel to see if there are suspicious photos.

Capture Screenshots

Track Keystrokes to Know Everything Typed on iPhone/iPad

iKeyMonitor tracks every keystroke that is typed on the target iPhone or iPad. You can check the keystrokes to know what happened on your kids’ devices.

keystrokes on iphone

Get Alerted about Dangerous Activities on iPhone or iPad

iKeyMonitor allows you to set keyword alerts on the target iPhone or iPad. If the preset keywords are triggered, you will receive instant email alerts.

get alerts


The above are two effective ways to restrict access to apps on iPhone and iPad. In addition to setting parental controls on your children’s devices, you can also use iKeyMonitor to ensure your children’s online safety. ikeyMonitor monitors multiple most popular apps and social media platforms to look for signs of online threats. Register now to start protecting!


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iKeyMonitor Team is a team of parental control experts with over 16 years of experience in parental control apps and phone tracking tools. Started in 2009, iKeyMonitor is now the most powerful monitoring and control application for parents.

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