SurfBalance™ Setup - iOS Devices

To achieve the full benefits of SurfBalance, we recommend that you disable the built-in Safari browser using the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad Restrictions feature with these easy steps, then setup SurfBalance controls and reports using these 3 easy steps.

1) Restrict Safari Usage - Tap Settings>General>Restrictions>Enable Restrictions. You will be asked to create a passcode so that you can re-enable Safari at any time. Switch off Safari using the ON/OFF switch. You may also want to disable other apps or features such as YouTube, etc.

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2) Setup a SurfBalance Password -
The first time you navigate to the Parents control tab in SurfBalance, you will be asked to setup a password and a clue in case you later forget your password.

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3) Setup the SurfBalance Controls and Reports -
From this password protected section, you can set user time limits, decide how much of the built in catalog you would like to display, setup individual site block/allow controls, sign up for email reports and more. For full details on each control available, click the i button at the top right on the page (also available at this link).

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SurfBalance™ Setup - Android Devices

To achieve the full benefits of SurfBalance, we recommend that you restrict access to the native device browser. For devices without built-in app controls, we recommend the use of a utility app such as Smart AppLock. With Smart AppLock, you select apps which you would like to restrict using a PIN or secret pattern.

Setup screenshot 1


2) Setup a SurfBalance Password -
The first time you navigate to the Parents control tab in SurfBalance, you will be asked to setup a password and a clue in case you later forget your password.

Setup screenshot 2


3) Setup the SurfBalance Controls and Reports -
From this password protected section, you can set user time limits, decide how much of the built in catalog you would like to display, setup individual site block/allow controls, sign up for email reports and more. For full details on each control available, click the i button at the top right on the page (also available at this link).

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