[0:04] How’s it going everybody? This is Demasi Thomas. Based off of a recent conversation on, as of the time of recording at least, a recent episode of the Unmute show that me andMichael Babcock recorded, go check that out at Unmute.show, including to get the episode to hear more about the situation that this tip here is going to help mitigate.
Now before I get into showing this screen time tip here, I do want to mention that since recording that original episode of Unmute with Michael, it has come out that there is a potentialworkaround to putting this in place.
However, I’m gonna continue and record this tip anyway for a couple of reasons.
Number one, I said I was gonna do it. And Mike’s depending on me to record it so that he has some content, all right?
Number two, I do expect that Apple will probably close off that workaround if that is being put in place by someone intentionally. So we’re going to get into it here. I’m going to unlockmy iPhone.
[1:07] 220 APM. Settings. Search.
[1:10] Search field. I’m already in Settings. So I’m going to go to Screen Time.
[1:13] General. Button. Screen Time. Button. Settings.
[1:17] And also feel free to make use of this tip for managing any other screen time stuff and putting it behind the passcode.
I have some experience with this simply by managing my kids’ iPads and restricting some of their activities and setting down time. Now what we’re gonna do, I’m gonna quickly navigatethrough here.
[1:37] Words, headings, family, heading.
[1:38] There’s the family section and I’m gonna scroll past that and I want to find.
[1:45] Use screen time passcode.
[1:47] Use screen time passcode. Now this is for my device because I didn’t tap into one of my family members devices. I’m gonna double tap on use screen time passcode.
[1:56] Passcode, zero of four values entered.
[1:57] And I’m gonna enter my passcode. Yes, yes, I know you’re hearing my passcode.
Trust me, it will be changed.
[2:02] Five, two. So we’re going to enter. enter.
Passcode zero four values entered.
[2:10] I’m going to re-enter that passcode again. This is just a four digit pin.
[2:14] One, one, five, two, one, eight.
Text field is editing. Screen time passcode recovery. Heading.
If you forget the screen time passcode, you can use your Apple ID to reset it.
Apple ID. Text field is editing. Email. Character mode. Forgot Apple ID or password.
[2:29] Button. Now I’m going to choose to skip this particular option.
Because the idea here is that I want to make sure that no one will be able to recover this passcode from me.
Let’s see if they offer me an option.
[2:48] Don’t let me skip, let’s tap OK.
[2:51] Okay, so hitting OK didn’t work, let’s hit cancel. Alright, yes I’m sure.
[2:58] Apple ID gives you a secure way to reset the screen time passcode if you forget it. Skip. Button. And I want to skip. Passcode. Four values entered.
[3:04] So hitting cancel there is what allowed me to not put in that recovery step.
Now, this is where the temporary workaround that I think Apple will patch will come up.
People have said, and it’s been reported I have not yet tried this, but however, people are saying that even if you take the step that I just did that says I don’t want to use recovery, skip thatstep, it still gives you the option.
So be mindful of that, but I do feel that that is probably an unintended behavior that Apple will fix.
So now I have my Screen Time Passcode set. I’m going to go to the settings.
And we want to go to Content and Privacy Restrictions. I’m going to double tap there.
Now I have a profile in place that already has preset some of these options here.
So I will show you where you need to go. I’m going to scroll all the way to the bottom.
[3:58] Background activities. Allow.
TV provider. Driving focus. Reduce loud sounds. Cellular data changes.
Passcode changes. Allow. Demd. Button. Account changes. Allow. Demd.
[4:06] Button. Now this is currently demmed out because of a profile that I have installed.
But this is what you will want to activate in order to protect this is you want to use your screen time passcode to prevent account changes.
Right now what this does just so you’re aware is it’s gonna dim out a lot of things for you that you’re gonna have to go to screen time and unlock using your passcode before you can saygo change your Apple ID information or anything like that.
But that is a way to mitigate against someone’s taking your phone having learned your passcode steal your phone because this will be a malicious activity.
Activity and then using your phone’s passcode to reset your Apple ID password thereby locking you out of your Apple account, So that is the tip that I shared in the Unmute episode withMichael.
That is how you do it. Unfortunately, I can’t take you all the way through the process because I already have this particular feature locked down using a profile on my device. Maybe I’ll doa video on that one.
[5:08] But there you go. Just to repeat those steps, you’re going to go on the screen time. First, you’re going to scroll to the bottom and select choose use screen time passcode.
Use a good four digit code that you don’t share with anyone.
Mine just happened to be my month and day of my birthday, but I’m gonna change that as soon as I start recording.
For my cases, I did not want to use my Apple ID to recover my screen time passcode, so I hit cancel and I hit skip again.
Right now there is a workaround that is allowing, still allows that password recovery or that PIN code recovery to happen via your Apple ID, even though you’ve said that you don’t wantthat.
That is what I expect Apple to patch up and tighten that up.
There’s probably unintended consequences.
From there, then you’re gonna go to content and privacy restrictions and scroll all the way down to the bottom. And I started at the bottom and worked my way up backwards. So flickingleft if you’re flicking.
After you get to the bottom of that screen and you want to toggle account changes to on so that it’s protected by your screen time passcode.
Hopefully this tip is helpful and we’ll catch you next time.
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