How to Set Game Center Restrictions on Your Child’s iPhone or iPad

How to Set Game Center Restrictions on Your Child’s iPhone or iPad

There’s no doubt that kids absolutely love to play games on iPhone and iPad. But not all games are created for younger children, and you may prefer they don’t play those games. Luckily, you can set restrictions on your child’s iPhone or iPad. This will give you a little more control over the content your child consumes in the age of information. Here’s how to set Game Center restrictions on your child’s iPad or iPhone.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General

  • Select Restrictions.


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  • Tap Enable Restrictions

  • Set Passcode. This makes sure your child can’t just go into Settings and turn those restrictions off. Make sure to choose a passcode you will remember and that isn't the same as your device passcode.


  • Scroll down the page. At the very bottom you’ll see theGame Center section. Here you can allow or disallow Multiplayer Games and Adding Friends in Game Center.

  • If you’re concerned about the content within the games your kids download, scroll up until you see Allow Content. Here, you can select Apps and choose which app ratings (including for gaming apps) are allowed.

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