1. Make Sure Backups Are On and Working
A phone is going to break or get lost. Some issue is going to come up and you want to make sure there is a backup to fall back on. Apple makes it easy to do.
- Make sure iCloud Backup is on
- Check when the last backup was (only happens when on Wi-Fi)
- This is a good time to also check that there is enough iCloud space. If need be, upgrade the size of the backup or have your child delete some of their pictures/videos to free up some space.
With this in place, you can go grab a new device, restore it from the backup and be off and running in no time.
2. Calendars in Sync?
- Make sure Calendars is turned on
- Make sure the “Default Calendar” is the right one from their iCloud account. This will be the calendar that all new events are added to.
3. Restrictions in Place and Set Correctly?
- You can get fairly granular with these settings
4. Do you Recognize all the Apps?
5. Family iCloud All Set Up?
- Make sure all your family members have been invited/accepted.
- You can then make sure that all applicable devices are found under the Find iPhone app on your phone. This app is a MAJOR life-savor.