While browsing the web, you may come across so much adult content that you don’t want your children to see. Apple is fully aware that there is so much adult content out there, so the company built some handy tools into the iOS to help parents restrict their children’s access to specific websites on their iPhone and iPad.
The best part is that you don’t need to download any third-party app to control which websites your children visit on your iOS device.
In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to block websites on your iPhone. Before we dive in, make sure that you now have a modern version of iOS on your device. If you are not sure, head to Settings > General > Software Updates and update your device first.
How to block websites on your iPhone
How to block websites on your iPhone using Content Restrictions
Content Restrictions is a great feature for iPhone and iPad owners. As the name suggests, the feature allows users to block or limit specific apps and features on their iPhone and iPad. Content Restrictions feature has been around on iOS for a while, but we recommend you update your device to get better support.
To enable Content Restrictions on your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions. After that, you will need to enter the passcode to block websites. Once you are done, you now can block adult websites. Here is how.
Step one: Head to the Settings app, scroll down a little and tap General
Step two: Hit Restrictions and then tap Websites under the Allowed Content section to proceed
Step three: Now just simply select Limit Adult Content and hit Restrictions.
How to enable your children’s access to specific websites only
Content Restrictions feature also allows you to create a list of websites that you think your children can visit. By default, the list includes some kid-friendly websites, including Disney, Apple, National Geographic-Kids, and more. You can easily add websites or remove one from the list. If you need help, check out the steps below.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap General
Step two: Next up, hit Restrictions, head to the Allowed Content section and then hit Specific Websites Only
Step three: Hit Edit and select the website you wish to remove from the list. After that, hit Delete and tap Done to confirm your action.
Step four: To add a website to the list, hit Add a Website and then enter the name of the website you want to add to the list.
That’s it! If your kids try to visit a website that’s not listed, a Blocked message will show up and requires a passcode to un-block.
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