UPDATED: October 17, 2018
The saga of students setting passcodes to classroom iPads can now be a thing of the past. Upon Apple’s release of iOS 12, came the option to secure that option. PLEASE NOTE: In order for the iPad to utilize these features, be sure it’s updated to iOS 12 and then follow the instructions below.
Restrictions are no longer found under the General menu option, and no longer labeled restrictions. In the menu on the left above General, tap on the option called Screen Time. Scroll to the bottom and choose Turn Off Screen Time, even if it’s already turned on.
Then tap on Turn On Screen Time. It may seem odd to turn it off then back odd, but this will help secure your restrictions passcode from students.
Tap Continue on the Screen Time summary popup screen.
Tap This is My Child’s iPad. Choosing this option will ask for the Parent Passcode if a student is trying to turn off the Screen Time features. If you chose This is My iPad, then students wouldn’t need a passcode to turn off the Screen Time features.
On the next screens, tap on following:
- Downtime Screen – Tap on Not Now
- App Limits Screen – Tap on Not Now
- Content & Privacy Screen – Tap Continue
- Parent Passcode – Enter a 4-digit passcode that you will remember. This is required so that no one can change your restrictions.
Then tap on the Content & Privacy Restrictions menu option. You’ll need your restrictions passcode to access the features.
Turn on the toggle next to the Content & Privacy Restriction label
Scroll down and tap on the Passcode Changes option and select Don’t Allow.
CONGRATULATIONS! The passcode option will now be unavailable and students will not be able to randomly lock your classroom iPads.