Apple’s Family Sharing feature allows up to six family members with their own Apple devices to share access to different Apple services, like a paid iCloud storage plan. You can share purchases and help locate a family member’s missing Apple device. As a parent, you can use Family Sharing to manage your child’s device usage much easier. When you add a child account to your Family Sharing group — which requires one adult family member (you) to be the organizer — a role that lets you add other family members too. You can simply follow onscreen instructions to add age-appropriate content restrictions, schedule downtime and app time limits, limit their ability to communicate with others, and enable the need for your permission to purchase or download anything onto their devices.
Most of these actions can be executed through Screen Time, a menu in the Settings app that’s available on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running on at least iOS 12 (via Apple). You can set up a Screen Time passcode so that only you can make modifications to settings that’ll affect your child’s time on your or their own device. To ensure that you don’t encounter any hiccups, though, it is recommended to keep your operating system updated to the latest version available.