A lot has been written about the iOS 7 upgrade
and that it brings "order to complexity", according to Jony Ive, Apple's design honcho. Here's a look at some features that could be particularly useful to parents and administrators.
1. Touch ID:
The iPhone 5S supports fingerprint-scanning. You can use your fingerprint in lieu of a passcode
. But more importantly, it can be tied to your Apple ID
. So your kids cannot download an app without your "finger" of approval.
3. Find My iPhone Activation Lock:
If you lose your iPad and you had 'Find My iPhone
' enabled on it, this will protect you. You can remotely wipe the device and no one can restore or do much with itwithout your Apple ID
4. Contacts Blocking:
Phone, FaceTime and Messages can block specific people
from being able to contact your child.
5. Safari Restrictions:
You can now block inappropriate websites in Safari
via the Restrictions feature. While a Safe Browser
) will give you better filtering, remote management and monitoring capabilities, the built-in restriction provides a basic safety measure.
6. Privacy: The Restrictions feature includes a bunch of privacy locks for apps that access personal data from your phone.
7. Check Cellular Data Use:
Some apps hog cellular data. You can quickly review them
and restrict them to WiFi only.
If you haven't already, make sure to update Mobicip before
upgrading to iOS 7.