Screen sharing enables people in a FaceTime call to share photos, browse the web, or assist one another. Unfortunately, people won’t be able to see your notifications while you use screen sharing; neither can they control your device nor view content that requires subscription, free trial, or purchase.
1. Go to Settings
Apple products’ parental controls offer parents a way to limit app and game purchases, cellular data usage, and background app refresh. To set these restrictions on a Mac user account owned by your child, activate Screen Time first – once that’s done click any family member and choose Content and Privacy Restrictions before selecting Content Restrictions to restrict them further.
Some apps refresh content even when not actively being used, which can drain battery power and storage space from an iPhone in use, Baniya advises. To limit this draining of storage capacity and battery power, Baniya suggests disabling “Background App Refresh.” To do this, disable its setting.
Communication Safety can also be turned off, using on-device machine learning to analyze image attachments in Messages to detect nudity and block messages containing it. The feature requires iOS 15.2 or later, iPadOS 16.2, watchOS 9.1, tvOS 16.2 or macOS Ventura or later and is only available to children who have signed into Family Sharing with their Apple ID and are part of an adult Family Group.
Multiplayer Games and Adding Friends, which may become a source of distraction for younger children. You also have the option of turning off or on Screen Recording; though this feature tends to be harmless it could allow your child to record themselves playing a game and capture video footage for sharing online.
2. Go to FaceTime
New update for iPhone brings significant change to how notifications are displayed. Now the app features a more simplified design, showing only select alerts at once; additional alerts can be seen by swiping from bottom up; however this transition might take some getting used to.
Apple Music now displays your profile and settings more clearly. When you first launch iOS 11, the Apple Music app walks you through setting up your profile and privacy preferences – you can then find them easily by tapping your profile icon in For You tab.
Apple has introduced a feature designed to reduce distracted driving: Do Not Disturb While Driving will automatically activate when used inside of a moving vehicle. You can enable it in the Settings app under “Do Not Disturb While Driving,” although make sure your phone charger is handy; otherwise it only works while connected to power.
There’s an unsettling FaceTime privacy bug out there that allows anyone to eavesdrop on people you call. This affects iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.1 or higher as well as Mac computers running macOS Mojave; its creator can activate your microphone even if you choose not to take up a call or answer.
According to MacRumors, a 14-year-old in Arizona discovered a FaceTime bug which allowed them to activate another user’s audio during a Group call. Apple acknowledged their knowledge of this issue and announced plans to address it via an upcoming software update.
With just a few tweaks, you can disable the iPhone’s “Screen Off” feature – which automatically dims its display before entering sleep mode – using its settings app. Simply navigate to General -> Accessibility -> Touch & Hearing -> Screen Off in order to do this.
3. Go to Screen Sharing
If you want to restrict who can access Screen Sharing on your iPhone, Control Center provides an easy solution. Simply click on the icon representing a monitor or desktop and choose a user from Users & Groups who may connect using their network account name and password; anyone may request access by other Mac users or VNC viewers asking permission; for added protection create a strong password; additionally Voice Isolation will prioritize your voice while minimising sounds such as traffic noise or barking dogs in the background.