How to Restrict Access to Adult Websites on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch
When you hand a child their first iPhone, you're giving them much more than just a phone. What you're really handing over is a key to limitless information—both the good and the bad.
It's easy to monitor a kid's internet activity at home, but with web access right in their pocket, who knows what kind of things they might curiously stumble upon when you're not in their vicinity.
You can't shield a kid forever, but what you can do is try and slow the process until you think they're ready. To help you do that, I'll show you how simple it is to protect your child from mature websites using their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Step 1: Navigate to the Proper Preferences
To get started, you'll need to navigate to Settings -> General -> Restrictions. If this is the first time entering the Restrictions preferences, you'll need to create a four-digit Restrictions passcode, which does not have to be the same as the lock screen passcode.
Once you've successfully made your way into the Restrictions preferences, scroll down and select "Websites."
Step 2: Restricting Websites
From here, you have two options besides unrestricted access: Limit Adult Content or Specific Websites Only. Let's go over both.
"Limit Adult Content" restricts access to pornographic and other adult-related websites. If there's a site that they can still access that you don't want them to after enabling this, then you have the option to include it.
With the "Specific Websites Only" option, you can essentially create a list of sites you deem suitable. This means all other content will be blocked, excluding whichever you include in the list.
Step 3: Try It Out Yourself
Using any browser on the iOS device, navigate to a website. Chances are the first one you thought of was blocked, right? And if your kid taps "Allow Website," they'll be immediately deflated when they see the passcode entry screen.
You should now be able to hand the phone back to your kid with the assurance and peace of mind that they can't see what you don't want them to see.