Monday, August 9, 2021

iPadOS new feature suggestion - Kids user mode

With the new normal and COVID situation, the kids spend most time on electronic device and to avoid damaging their eyesight, I have made my kid to use iPad for online classes and games. However, while my kid was using iPad for daily activities, I felt disappointed while doing the following 
  • Pre-defined brightness levels and lock unnecessary apps: In current iPadOS, when my kid opens the iPad, at once after few minutes the brightness level is increased to the fullest and there is no possibility to lock the brightness levels. Additionally, when my kid opens the iPad, all applications are available to explore and there is no choice to restrict the viewing of kids-only applications. 
  • Protection from unwanted advertisements: Additionally, when my kid was using the gaming applications or learning applications, mostly the app interface is interrupted with unnecessary and irritating advertising videos or banners. There should have been possibility to restrict advertisements in kids’ applications and limit only few advertisements in a day. 
  • In-app purchases: When kid uses gaming applications, they often tend to click buy option or they were always notified of buying added benefits for a certain price. Kids unaware of pricing factor, often requests parents to either buy those things or accidently approves purchases while playing games. There should have been possibility to restrict in-app purchases for kids and can be enabled only if parents approve those in-app visibility possibility. 
  • Restrict Kids user mode for specific time limit: When my kid was using the iPad, I was not able to set time limit for using the iPad and post that time limit, the iPad should be locked and should not open for any activities. Now, when the iPad is locked, my kid gets furious and wants the adult to enter the passcode to bypass the time limit restrictions. 
Hope, Apple brings up kids only user mode in their next iPad OS version and it would be helpful for parents, who were struggling to manage their kids with iPad. If you were looking to read more such articles, please feel free to check out the G R Team Sites.

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