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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 7:15 PM

how to temporarily pause my child's iphone access to the internet

Such as 10 pm to 6 am

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Community Support


229.8K Messages

3 months ago

Hello @pauljontig,


Thank you for reaching out to us! We understand that you're trying to temporarily pause internet connection on a device. We hear you, and happy to assist you with this.


You can use the Smart Home Manager application to block/pause someone’s internet connection for a specific period of time. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Smart Home Manager app on your device.
  2. Tap on Network and then Connected Devices.
  3. Select the device you want to block from the list of connected devices.
  4. Tap on Pause Internet.
  5. Choose the duration for which you want to pause the internet connection.
  6. Tap on Resume when you want to restore the internet connection.

Please note that the Smart Home Manager app comes with content controls on select Wi-Fi gateways and All-Fi Hubs. 

For more information please visit our article about ⁠Set content controls with Smart Home Manager.

If you don't have Smart Home Manger then please download it from the App store or Google Play.


Hope this helps, if you have any questions, feel free to reach back to us, and we will be happy to assist you.


Thank you for contacting AT&T Community Forum.

Nate, AT&T Community Forum Specialist.

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19.1K Messages

3 months ago

Call me old fashion and I am on some issues, just take the phone away between those times you want the access denied.

Former Employee


22K Messages

3 months ago

Will agree with removing the device from the child’s possession…

turning home internet access may work for gaming systems that need a home connection but an iPhone can access services using cellular data, not requiring home internet. 

Why would a child need a phone during bedtime hours? If concerned about certain emergency situations, does the child also have means to defend themselves during these hours or is that the parent’s responsibility…

ACE - Expert


23.8K Messages

3 months ago

Take the phone away at those hours.

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