‘Apple for Kids’ makes it easier for parents, guardians to manage devices

By

Apple for Kids online portal
A one-stop shop for support.
Screenshot: Cult of Mac

The new “Apple for Kids” online portal, rolled out on Thursday, makes it easier for parents and guardians to manage iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices used by children. The hub includes useful links that will help with everything from initial setup to reversing accidental purchases.

Apple knows that its devices — particularly iPhone and iPad — are a hit among young kids. And over the years, the company has made it simpler and safer for parents and guardians to pass Apple devices onto little ones with features like Family Sharing and Family Setup.

Now there’s a brand-new Apple for Kids online portal that makes setting up, managing, and troubleshooting devices easier than ever.

Apple for Kids portal available now

At the top of the hub, visitors will find useful links to dealing with common problems — like when a child forgets their passcode or purchases something accidentally — and a section dedication to device setup. It includes links to guides for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

The page also includes links that will help with tracking and controlling kids’ devices. They’ll show you how to use the Find My app, set up Apple Cash Family, and set usage limits with Screen Time. There’s also a guide for disabling in-app purchases altogether for those who need it.

Finally, the hub includes a search bar for finding support documents that aren’t listed, and links to Apple Support and the Apple Support Community, where you can ask other users for assistance.

A one-stop shop for support

These guides and features were already available to parents and guardians (and anyone else). But thanks to the Apple for Kids portal, they’re now in one place and somewhat easier to locate. You can bookmark the page for fast access later, saving you a Google search.