Keep your children from viewing violent or explicit material on iPhone or iPad.
Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes the ability to block content based on its age rating. Pretty much all types of content is rated, from iTunes Store music and podcasts, movies (PG or NC-17), TV shows, and App Store games and apps. You can even restrict Siri commands based on explicit language and web access, as well restrict adult-content or specific URLs on Safari.
How to block explicit content with parental controls for iPhone and iPad
If you want to keep your children from access adult-rated content, all you have to do is change a few settings in iPhone or iPad. Here's how you do it:
- Launch the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad you want to block content on.
- Tap on General.
Tap on Restrictions.
- Tap on Enable Restrictions at the top if they aren't already enabled. If they are, skip to step
- Type a 4-digit passcode that only you will know. Never give this passcode to your child.
Type your password again to confirm it.
- Tap each of the content types under the Allowed Content section. Your options include:
- Music, Podcasts & News
- TV Shows
Tap the highest rating you wish to allow for your children. All ratings above this level will turn red and iOS will block content rated as such.
For more on using white lists in Safari to only allow access to specific pages, see:
If you ever want to make changes to the selections you made, just follow the same directions again. (And be sure to exit Settings to apply the changes.)