We are an Apple house! A little while ago I told you about all the amazing family benefits of iOS 12. Now I want to put you on to an accessory you probably hear about all the time. But seriously, AirPods are the accessory that I never realized I needed! As a mom, I am frequently using headphones. I use them when I’m listening to podcasts, when I’m cleaning, or when my kids have taken over the TV and I want to watch Netflix on my phone and actually be able to hear. AirPods are a mom accessory. They changed the game!
About Apple’s Second Generation AirPods
AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.”
The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance.
These children have such easy access to the internet nowadays and managing screen time is important now more than ever. I hadn’t really taken a GOOD look at all of the benefits Family Sharing has to offer within iOS 12 until a few days ago and seriously, screen time is a game changer! I’m not a perfect parent so my children do get screen time (some days way more than others) so having the peace of mind that I can control what they’re accessing, and for how long is an amazing plus for me. If not, my four year old will play Roblox ALL DAY.
Screen Time offers amazing benefits for anyone who wants insights on how they’re utilizing their device. But it’s especially great for families.
Some of the great features I discovered:
Activity Reports – These give you a detailed look at all of the app usage, notifications and device pickups.
App Limits – Because after you see all the usage, you’re going to need it. You can set daily limits for app categories such as Social Networking, Games or Productivity.
Downtime – Downtime disallows all app usage with the exception of phone calls and apps that you choose to allow. It’s essentially like a nap time for your phone.
And when you set up screen time limits for a child their are tons of other great features as well (“Ask for More Time”, restricted usage on certain apps, and extensive parental controls).
I definitely have not been taking full of all the benefits Screen Time has to offer but I definitely will be now! Check out this video below as I walk you through a brief set up of screen time on a new “child’s” device.