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How do I set up Parental Controls on the iPhone 4s?
beppspjep
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Is there a way for me to configure an iPhone 4s for my child, to only act as a phone and to send/receive texts to only authorized numbers (authorized by me). I don't want him to be able to use it as a smartphone (no internet access). It seems to me the phone's password system will not work, since he will need access to that password to use the phone.

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Re: Parental Configuration of iPhone 4s?
winterbaby18
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You can sign up for FamilyBase Verizon Wireless - It's the Network and it will do all of that.

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Weth
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The closest you can come is Settings/General/Restrictions

You can set cellular data off and then restrict the setting from being changed. The restriction menu can have a different passcode than the passcode for the phone.

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winterbaby18
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You can sign up for FamilyBase Verizon Wireless - It's the Network and it will do all of that.

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Snn5
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I thought FamilyBase didn't work with Apple products.

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winterbaby18
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From the VZW FamilyBase FAQs. "Yes, the FamilyBase Parent app is available for the iPhone; however, the companion (or child) app is not.  Even though the child app is not available for the iPhone you can still monitor calling, text and data usage through the Parent app. However, you are not able to monitor app usage or lock their phone."

FamilyBase FAQs | Verizon Wireless