Change Downtime preferences in Screen Time on Mac
Use the Downtime pane of Screen Time preferences to schedule time away from the screen, or to turn downtime on or off as needed. During downtime, only apps that you choose to allow and phone calls are available.
To change these preferences on your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Screen Time , then click Downtime in the sidebar. If you’re using Family Sharing, choose a family member from the pop-up menu in the sidebar.
View the current downtime status, and turn downtime on or off.
When downtime is On, click the Turn Off button to allow a child to resume using their device.
When downtime is Off, click the Turn On button to turn downtime on. The child is notified that downtime begins in 5 minutes.
View the current downtime schedule status, and turn the schedule on or off.
To set up an automatic downtime schedule, click Turn On, then do one of the following:
To suspend the downtime schedule, click Turn Off.
Block at Downtime
Block a child’s device during downtime. When the device is blocked, the child can ask for more time.
This option is available only when you’re using a Screen Time passcode. See Change Screen Time Options preferences.