Is 9 or 10 a good age to get an iPhone 5S?

37 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    if they are responsible then it is fine. I had a ipod at the age of 10 and broke it like that but that me I am pretty sure your 9 or 10 year old is responsible.

    • Answered by Ariel C from Troy
    • Mar 25, 2015
  • Hi Nathaniel,

    Good question. I bought a white iPhone 4s for my daughter in 2013 when she was 10.
    In July 2014 she dropped it. So we Bought her the iPhone 5s. 11 is a good age.

    Hope this helps.

    • Answered by Diana C from Fairfax
    • Feb 23, 2015
  • Yes, but I would put parental restrictions (located in the settings). A lifeproof case would be helpful.

    • Answered by Teddy W from El Cajon
    • Jan 28, 2014
  • I'm 10, and i have an iPhone 5. I haven't dropped it at ALL. And i use to have an iPhone 4 for 2 years its still not smashed. Nothing wrong with it. And i have an iPhone 5 now.

    • Answered by Josh B from Strathfieldsaye
    • Mar 27, 2015
  • Yes, at the age of ten up is the age when you start gaining independence, so they will have to start calling people. And if they get bored they can purchase a game.

    • Answered by Ollie S from Marrickville Metro
    • Apr 30, 2015
  • i think kids 9 an 10 should have a phone because i have a iphone 5s and know how to use it

    • Answered by Edward S
    • May 24, 2015
  • i think it is because i have one and im 10 its not to big or small its just right

    • Answered by Kallil M from Houston
    • May 24, 2015
  • Yes I am 11 and I have an iPhone 6

    • Answered by Deyanira A from East Boston
    • May 1, 2015
  • 10

    • Answered by Andi A
    • May 16, 2015
  • yes

    • Answered by Hasan A
    • Feb 21, 2015
  • I think 9-11are allowed to own an iphone 5 bacause i have an iphone 6 and im only 11.

    • Answered by Daniel P from Perth
    • Jun 3, 2015
  • Yes

    • Answered by Jeremiah C
    • May 19, 2015
  • Anyone can have iPhone btw,

    If you are a parent you can turn on restrictions on their iPhone under Settings

    • Answered by Ken M from Sta Rosa
    • Apr 23, 2015
  • I would say that 9 isn't a very good age to get an iPhone 5s cause they're a little too young. 10 years old
    Is still young and some kids tend to drop it a lot that age. I would say 11 or 12 because they've matured and some are responsible enough to take good care of it. But the parents definitely need to have rules for their kids about spending time on their phones. I got my 5s when I was 11 and it's still amazing! I'm 13 now.

    • Answered by Diana C from Victoria
    • Mar 11, 2015
  • No I think it is good for a 8 to 10

    • Answered by Deirdre M
    • Jun 8, 2015
  • Well, I think the Iphone 5c is better! ;)

    • Answered by Rayssa M from Taubate
    • May 8, 2015
  • This is more a question for parents to answer, so I'm not going to be very qualified to answer.

    Personally, I would NEVER get my 9-10 year old an iPhone 5S, or any iPhone. I think that age is entirely too young and the child is, at that point, too immature. Also, you run the risk of your child on social media, where they can be very heavily bullied based simply on their age, and there are more inappropriate things on the internet for that age than you can count.

    Granted, there are parental restrictions in the iPhone software, but unfortunately, most parents overlook those. They can be difficult to find, and they are not entirely effective.

    IF you want your child to be perfectly safe online, do NOT buy them an iPhone!!! It is too dangerous for them. However, again, it's not my choice to make, but based on this information, I hope that people realize that 9-10 years old is too young for an iPhone.

    • Answered by Ian C from Durham
    • May 28, 2015
  • no. its not a very good age because they wont be very responsible with it. My parents are waiting till i'm 12 or 13 or till they see that i am responsible. my brothers and sisters didnt get a phone untill they were 15 or 16. they are very responsible with it, because they got it at a very late age. but if you do get one for them, put restrictions on it, and dont let them get a facebook or instagram accout for a while.

    • Answered by Barb C from Arlington
    • Jul 8, 2015
  • Yes it is a perfect age

    • Answered by Joe M from New Jersy
    • Jul 21, 2015
  • I suppose you could put a cover on the phone so it would be unbreakable then you could lock in certain apps that your child can only use.. However you don't want your child being the victim of a crime and his phone stolen from him.. At the end of the day is your informal choice

    • Answered by Robert H
    • May 31, 2015