That's how easy you can block adult content on your children's iPhone and iPad

Mobile devices, whether iPhone, iPad or any other type, are within the reach of the little ones at younger and younger ages. Their prompt normalization of this type of device brings them closer to the digital age early, accessing all kinds of information. The problem, sometimes, is that much of the content that can be viewed on the internet is directly focused on adults, something that also happens on television.

So easily you can block all kinds of adult content such as web pages, movies and music to prevent the little ones from accessing it without supervision.

Screen time, the best iOS and iPadOS parental controls

Use time It is a feature that we have talked about countless times and in fact its features or capabilities have been growing with each new version of iOS. So much so, that when you start a new iPhone, one of the first steps in terms of configuration is precisely that of this functionality, if you decide to activate it, of course.

For obvious reasons, an adult person will not necessarily require monitoring of the use of their iPhone or iPad, much less in terms of the restriction of certain content, however, they do It can help us when it comes to knowing in depth how and especially how much we use our iPhone.

Be that as it may, use time has evolved to become an indispensable element and added to the parental control of iOS and macOS devices in general, making this task much easier for parents who want their children to have early contact with technology, establishing some limits that provide an addition of tranquility to the home.

That is why we want to show you how use properly use time in order to block or monitor the access that the smallest of the house make of the content that the Internet makes available to them.

How to activate use time

The first step, obviously, is to activate this functionality so that we can customize its parameters and therefore carry out the adjustments that are of interest to us. For this we are going to go to the application adjustments of the iPhone or the iPad, and in one of the first pages we will find use time. If we do not find the option, we remind you that this application has a search bar at the top, in which we can write use time and we will locate it in an instant.

Once inside, the option appears activate “time of use”, where we can obtain a weekly report with information on the time of use and define limits for the applications that we want to manage. These are the basic functionalities of use time:

Usage time iOS and iPadOS

  • Weekly reports: Check a weekly report with data on the time of use.
  • Downtime and application usage limits: You will define a time to be away from the screen and you can also set time limits for the categories you want to manage.
  • Restrictions: You can set restrictions based on explicit content settings, purchases, downloads and, above all, privacy.
  • Usage time code: You can manage the time of use directly from the iPhone or use a code on the device to authorize certain movements.

Once we activate it, it will ask us if the iPhone is ours, or our children's, in the event that we establish this as an iPhone of our children, we will be able to adjust more parental controls than usual. act followed They will ask us for certain configurations:

  • Establish a time limit of use that we can adjust immediately.
  • Set a daily app usage limit. When the daily usage limit is reached, it will request a code or an authorization to be able to continue using the device or extend the usage time.
  • Restrict certain content.

Set limits and block adult content

We have already discussed on other occasions how to establish temporary usage limits to iOS apps, so today we are going to focus on access restrictions and limits depending on the type of content, that is, block adult or explicit content on this iPhone or iPad.

The first thing we are going to do is establish restrictions on the installation of applications, in this way, we will prevent them from installing certain applications that allow them to access adult or explicit content. For this we will follow the following route:

  1. Settings
  2. Use time
  3. Restrictions
  4. ITunes and App Store purchases
  5. Repeat purchases and downloads in stores: Do not allow
  6. Require password: Always require

Now it's time to set limits on the type of content available on this iPhone or iPad, and this too is pretty straightforward:

  1. Settings
  2. Use time
  3. Restrictions
  4. Content Restrictions

Here we have various options that we are going to explain so that you can decide each of its settings:

  • Content allowed in stores:
    • Music, podcast and premieres: We can choose between only suitable content, or also the explicit
    • Video clips: Turn video clip display on or off
    • Music profiles: Set an age-appropriate music profile
    • Films: We can select an age limit for the selection of movies in the store
    • TV programs: We can select an age limit for the selection of movies in the store
    • Books: We can choose between suitable books, or also with explicit content
    • Apps: We can select an age limit for the selection of movies in the store
    • App clips: Turn app clips on or off
  • Web content:
    • Unrestricted access: We give total freedom of access on the web
    • Limit access to adult web: We can block websites identified as adult content, and even add some to always allow, or always block
  • Crab:
    • Web search content: Allow or block
    • Explicit language: Allow or block

And finally, a series of functionalities within the Game Center that we are going to ignore because they will depend on each type of user. In this case, we recommend maximizing the type of restriction both in the content allowed in stores, and of course in the web content, in this way, access will be limited. For more security, we recommend the option limit access to adult web, add the most popular websites to the block manually.

And that's how easy it is to limit the access of the little ones at home to content that is classified as "for adults" or explicit on certain web pages.


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