Why do I need this timer?
We created the Playtime Timer because we have kids who love to use the iPad and iPhone (too much sometimes). It allows parents to help monitor and control the time spent their children use the device. And maybe some peace of mind as well.
Do I need to change any settings?
Nope! The app has its own settings within. You can change the alert message, alert sounds,times, pause the timer, and delete it inside the app.
If you want to change the way the alert appears on the screen, you can do that in the device settings. In the device settings app-
Go to General > Notifications > Playtime Timer
How much does it cost?
The app is free to download and use with limited features. There are in-app purchases available for the full usage of the app.
My child is very smart, how do I prevent them from disabling the timer?
That's awesome! We figured some kids would be tech saavy, however, without deleting the app, the only way to turn off the alarm is for the parent to enter the passcode. To prevent your child from deleting apps in a device, open the device settings app- Go to General > Restrictions > Turn off "Deleting Apps"
Why can't it lock out the device?
Apple's iOS does not allow third party apps to lock on control the device hardware. Therefore we aim to give parents as much control using the timer to limit their child's usage on the device.
Please note that due to Apple and iOS restrictions on third party apps, Playtime Timer app can NOT lock, close, disable, or control any Apple device. It is a timer app used to monitor and control usage of the device using alerts, alarms, and other functions within Apple's app guidelines.