iPhone lockdown

Hello fellow experts!

I’m looking at getting my kid a phone, but I want to only allow calls or messages from numbers in the contacts.

I understand I can use the Do Not Disturb feature to accomplish this, but what would keep the child from simply turning off Do Not Disturb, and then placing and receiving calls/messages to/from whoever they want?
Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPSecurity/Information Assurance EngineerAsked:
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Jackie ManConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Messenger Kids by Facebook, Inc.

You can install the messenger app above and make it the only app in Kiosk mode of your daughter's iPhone (kid) and all contact list of the above app needs to be approved by you (parent).

The Kiosk mode might be an overkill for you but it can do what you want.



You need to ask your carrier whether there is an addon feature which you can subscribe to do what you want.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
what would keep the child from simply turning off Do Not Disturb,   <-- Nothing. There is no "limited" user on an iPhone. Use a cell plan that has limited minutes and cannot go over without your approval (assuming you own the phone plan).
Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPSecurity/Information Assurance EngineerAuthor Commented:
It’s less how many minutes are used, and more I only want certain people to be able to contact/be contacted by them.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not think you can stop that if the phone is used unsupervised
Rob KnightConsultantCommented:

You could look at something like this to provide a low cost, cloud MDM solution to manage the functionality you want to manage?


Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSPSecurity/Information Assurance EngineerAuthor Commented:
@RobMobility: Thanks! Asking the company if they support what I need it to, will close the question if they can, otherwise will leave it open for a bit more.
Jackie ManCommented:
I will read review before trying any apps.

The above app is no good from the reviews.
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