Downloading an entire app just to use a specific feature seems rather inconvenient. This is the reason why App Clips is popular for allowing iPhone owners to use a specific feature of an app without having to install it. This new feature not only changed the way we look at apps, but also offered a smarter way to manage storage. That said, not everyone is a fan of this feature. If you too find this feature boring at best, here is how you can restrict App Clips in iOS 14 on iPhone and disable it.
How to Disallow App Clips on iPhone
Apple has added a new hidden setting in Screen Time to allow users to allow/disallow App Clips in iOS 14. This means that whenever you want to disable or enable this feature, you will have to dive into the Content and Privacy Restrictions section located in Screen Time.
Although the process may seem like a tedious task, it provides the necessary control. So as long as you don’t mind taking a few extra steps, you’ll appreciate this virtual lock designed to block access to App Clips.
- Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Now press screen time.
3. Then press Content and Privacy Restrictions.
4. Then press Content Restrictions.
5. Then press Application snippets.
6. Finally choose Not to allow then quit the Settings app.
It is more or less that ! In the future, no one will be able to use App Clips on your device. Of course, if you ever change your mind and want to allow it again, go back to the Content Restrictions section and choose the Allow option at the end.
Block Anyone From Using App Clips on iOS 14
This is how you can restrict App Clips in iOS 14 on your iPhone. While I would have liked to have a little easier way to manage its access, I don’t mind doing a few extra steps as long as it provides better control.
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