On the device you want to restrict app installing or deleting  for:

  1. Open the iOS settings

  2. Click Screen Time

  3. Click Content and Privacy Restrictions

  4. Enter iOS restrictions PIN if it’s been set

  5. Toggle the Content and Privacy Restrictions switch 

  6. Click iTunes and App Store Purchases

  7. To block your child’s ability to install apps

    1. Click Installing Apps

    2. Click Don’t Allow

    3. Click Back

  8. To block your child’s ability to delete apps

    1. Click Deleting Apps

    2. Click Don’t Allow

    3. Click Back

  9. To block your child’s ability complete in app purchases

    1. Click In-app Purchases

    2. Click Don’t Allow

    3. Click Back

  10. Click the back arrow next to iTunes and App Store Purchases

  11. Click the back arrow next to Content and Privacy Restrictions

Will this impact my child’s ability to delete or purchase any apps?

Yes, your child won’t be able to install or remove any apps.

How will I get apps onto my child’s device?

You’ll need to remove the restriction and put it back on every time you want to add a new app to the device.

TIP: Read our help guide to find out How to: allow app removal or installation on an iOS (apple) device.

Can you prevent some apps and not others from being deleted?

No, Apple does not allow this.

Do I have to not allow all of them?

No, you can choose which ones you want to allow and not allow.

Why doesn’t my child’s device look like that?

You may need to update the operating system on your device.  Please contact Apple for assistance on upgrading the devices operating system.

Is this turned on by default?

No, by default these restrictions are not applied.  Someone would have turned them on.

Why can’t you do this remotely?

Apple does not allow us to do this remotely.