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5 Simple Ways to Restrict Your Kids' TikTok Screen Time on iPhone

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It feels like just yesterday when people were going gaga over Facebook. After that came Instagram, Snapchat, and now it's TikTok that is grabbing all the attention of the youngsters. You will find kids scrolling through their feed and watching the short videos for hours and hours.

According to the survey, it finds out that almost every user spends 50 minutes per day on TikTok on average. Such a long time spent on TikTok has raised concerns among many parents. But considering that there are still many useful and delightful content on TikTok, completely blocking or deleting the app may cause teens to be unsatisfied. Thus, the most effective solution to this issue is to set scheduled TikTok screen time for them. Here we will introduce you 5 simple ways to limit your kids’ TikTok screen time on iPhone.

tiktok screen time limit

If you prefer the instructions step by step, here is the guide we prepared for you.

Method 1. Limit TikTok Screen Time on iPhone with App Limits

The first method parents can use is to set up a TikTok screen time limit through the iPhone setting. With this, you can limit time for a category of apps. For example, if you want to restrict your kid's screen time for social media networking apps like TikTok, you can select Social or Creativity category to block that kind of apps.

To restrict TikTok, follow the steps attached below:

Step 1: Go to the Settings on kids’ iPhone->Screen Time, then click App Limits.

Step 2: Select the category you want to add the screen limit to. For example, we want to put a screen limit on TikTok, then select the Creativity option. If you do not want to limit all the apps, click the dropdown icon and select TikTok.

Step 3: Tap on Next and then set the amount of time. You can even customize the time limit for different days.

Step 4: When you are done, tap on the Add option.

iphone app limit

Method 2: Limit TikTok Screen Time on iPhone with Downtime

Another available feature on iPhone is Downtime, which can keep you away from all the available apps on your phone. If you don’t want to restrict all the apps, you can utilize the Always Allowed list, which will not be affected even if you turn on Downtime feature. You will receive a 5-minute reminder before Downtime is turned on.

Follow the steps attached below to set Downtime on your iPhone to limit screen time on TikTok:

Step 1: Go to the Setting and then Screen Time feature. Before entering Downtime, click Always Allowed. Add the apps that you don’t want them to be affected by the setting to the list.

iphone always allowed

Step 2: Once the Always Allowed list has been confirmed, go back and enter Downtime option. Select ‘Turn on Downtime Until Tomorrow’ or choose Scheduled; the latter will enable you to customize the downtime for specific days.

iphone downtime

Method 3: TikTok Screen Time Limit on iPhone with Family Sharing

To manage your kid's screen time on TikTok, there is another setting that enables you to remotely control kids’ devices. That is Family Sharing. Here are the detailed steps about how to use the feature:

Step 1: Go to Settings on your phone, click your user name, then Family Sharing.

Step 2: Add your kids’ account there to establish a family group.

iphone family sharing

Step 3: Once the devices are connected, click Screen Time. Then you can set the screen time for your kid’s device here.

Compared to the Screen Time feature on kids’ devices, the Family Sharing option enables parents to remotely control several devices at one time, and kids are unable to turn the setting off unless they access your phones.

Method 4: Limit Screen Time with Parental Control feature on TikTok

As kids under 12 are also actively part of the TikTok community, it is necessary for parents to set up supervision before allowing them to get access to the app. The family pairing feature on TikTok will enable parents to set up the TikTok time limit, restrict content and message. which can effectively protect kids’ online safety. Let's see how can you set up this feature on the app:

Step 1: Go to TikTok, click on the three dots on the profile page and select the Digital Wellbeing option.

Step 2: Tap on the Family Pairing option and select who is using the current device, either you or your child.

Step 3: Scan the QR code to pair your device with your kids’.

tiktok scan the code

Step 4: You can now set up security features on your child's device to restrict them from spending too much time on TikTok.

Method 5: Limit Screen Time on TikTok with Parental Control app - Wondershare FamiSafe

Wondershare FamiSafe is a one-stop solution for all parents. This app helps you keep track of your child's online activities, including which app your kids are using, checking their online browsing history, locating where they are, and much more.

If you worry that your child may spend too much time on TikTok, you can set up a screen limit with the help of the FamiSafe app and control their overall phone usage. Follow these steps to set up FamiSafe:

Step 1: Download the FamiSafe app on your device and create an account.

Step 2: Install the app on your kid's device. Then pair your kid’s device with yours using the pairing code provided by the app.

Step 3: Click on the Screen Time feature to set the scheduled time for TikTok. Kids will no longer have access to the app once it exceeds the scheduled time.

Step 4: You can select App Blocker to block TikTok directly if you notice kids are using the app when it is not the right time.

FamiSafe also enables you to check kids’ activities on TikTok. You can watch the videos they browsed, the TikTok stars who posted the videos, the hashtags added to the videos, and so on. You need to click the TikTok History option; then, all the information will become accessible.

Other Suggestions for Parents

Apart from putting a screen limit on your child's phone, it would also help teach good habits to create awareness. For example, they should notice it is time to quit the phone to have a break after a while, on which way kids’ self-control ability can be developed greatly.

• Set a Family Screen Time format:

Parents are children’s best teachers. Write down the scheduled screen time every day to let every family member comply. As long as parents follow the format, kids will finish the task. Then after a long period, a good screen-time habit will be formed gradually.

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• Replace Digital Video Games with Outdoor Activities

Empty one weekend every month to have a picnic with your families, go cycling, play football or basketball with your little kids, which is beneficial to their physical and mental health. And this can help kids experience the joy of exercising and forget online video games.

outdoor activity

• Spend Time with your Kids

Most parents do not understand that you need to speak with your child to understand them better. So spend time with your children after you get back from work. Help them with their homework so they don't have to look for answers online.

• Set up Phone Free Areas

You can restrict phone usage in certain areas at your home to help them cultivate a good habit. It can be your living room, dining area, or wherever the whole family sits down and gathers. But, of course, you need to put your phones away too in these areas.


Long time spent on social media apps like TikTok has side effects on kids’ health, both physical and mental. But in this digital world, there is no need to prevent them from using such apps completely, which may cut them off the latest information. The most acceptable method is to restrict kids’ screen time on TikTok. Once kids know when to quit the digital world to rest, then parents’ concerns will be relieved, and there is no longer a need to set screen time on kids’ devices.

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