How to stop apps from accessing data of iPhone or iPad

With the Parental Controls, you can block an app from accessing your information like contacts, photos, calendars, location, microphone, Bluetooth sharing, Facebook or Twitter accounts, and advertising settings. To stop app access, first you need to turn on the restrictions.

How to turn on restrictions on your iPhone or iPad

1.    Go to ‘Screen Time’ in the settings of your iPhone.

2.    Tap on ‘Turn on Screen Time’ on the top.

3.    Go to ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’.

4.    Set a passcode of four digits.

5.    Re-enter the passcode to verify.

The restrictions have been enabled and now you can select the contents, app, location sharing, websites, and more to block.

How to stop a new app from accessing data of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or previous

After enabling the restrictions, follow the below steps to block a new app from accessing data of your iOS device.

1.    Go to ‘General’ in the settings of your iOS 11 or older device.

2.    Go to ‘Restrictions.’

3.    Select the data type you want to restrict.

•    Contacts

•    Calendars

•    Location services

•    Reminders

•    Microphone

•    Photos

•    Share My Location, etc.

4.    Select ‘Don’t Allow Changes.’

If you want the app to access the data, then repeat the steps and select “Allow Changes.”

How to stop a new app from accessing data of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 12

Before starting, you need to set up Screen Time on your iOS 12 iPhone and iPad. Set up Screen Time and go with the steps.

1.    Go to ‘Screen Time’ in the settings of your iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’.

3.    Select the data type you want to restrict.

•    Contacts

•    Calendars

•    Location services

•    Reminders

•    Microphone

•    Photos

•    Share My Location, etc.

4.    Select ‘Don’t Allow Changes.’

5.    If you want the app to access the data, then repeat the steps and select “Allow Changes.”

How to stop a specific app from accessing data of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or previous

1.    Go to ‘General’ in the settings of your iOS 11 or older device.

2.    Go to ‘Restrictions.’

3.    Select the data type you want to restrict.

•    Contacts

•    Calendars

•    Location services

•    Reminders

•    Microphone

•    Photos

•    Share My Location, etc.

4.    Toggle off the switch of the app to restrict.

How to stop a specific app from accessing data of your iPhone or iPad with iOS 12

Before starting, you need to set up Screen Time on your iOS 12 iPhone and iPad. Set up Screen Time and go with the steps.

1.    Go to ‘Screen Time’ in the settings of your iPhone.

2.    Go to ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’.

3.    Select the data type you want to restrict.

•    Contacts

•    Calendars

•    Location services

•    Reminders

•    Microphone

•    Photos

•    Share My Location, etc.

4.    Select the app to restrict.

5.    Select ‘Never.’

That’s it! Instead of “Never” you can select the type of access you want to give the app. To change the access of an app, repeat the step > select the app > select type of access.

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