Apple® iPad® - Restrict App Usage

If you'd like to restrict access to apps and hide app icons, view this info.

Note Notes:

  • Corporate policy may determine allowable restrictions. Contact your Exchange / IT admin for assistance.
  • This feature is no longer available on models running iOS 12 or later.
    Note For additional options refer to Apple® iPad® - Turn Screen Time On / Off.


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon > General > Restrictions.
  2. Tap Enable Restrictions.
  3. Enter a restrictions passcode.
  4. Re-enter the restrictions passcode.
  5. Tap the switches (e.g., Safari, Camera, etc.) to turn on Switch On or off Switch Off.
    Note Any restriction set to off hides the corresponding icon on the Home screen.


Related Topic: Allow App Usage