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How do I add an adult content filter on an iPhone?

Is it possible to add an adult content filter to my son's iPhone?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:59

Explain, please.
For web browsing? App purchases?
What exactly?

dougie77  Mar. 29, 2013 at 11:31

Browsing, thanks!

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 12:01

I'll save the rant relating to "if he's old enough to look after £500 worth of phone, he's old enough to know what boobs are"...

Moving on, the network can block adult content for mobile data (the block should already be turned on on a PAYG account and you can have it turned on on a contract account since I assume it's in your name not his, otherwise he'd be old enough to sign his own contract and stop you spoiling his fun). As for Wi-Fi, you'd have to install some kind of filter on your home network to block adult content. AFAIK, there's no way to have an all-in-one solution on the phone, as a factory reset would delete whatever program it was that was doing the blocking.

I short, it's easy enough to block via mobile data (though if you read this, son, use a free proxy server, it'll bypass the block entirely) but more of a pain in the a*se to do via Wi-Fi as it'd only work on your home network and it'd affect all devices, not just his iPhone.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 12:46

Browsing, thanks!

There are 'child-proof' 3rd party browsers with parental controls in the AppStore.
You can then block Safari in Settings = > Restrictions
You will also need to restrict/block further app installs, or he could just install another browser to watch filth such as X-Factor or Fox news....

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 13:35

Browsing, thanks!

There are 'child-proof' 3rd party browsers with parental controls in the AppStore.
You can then block Safari in Settings = > Restrictions
You will also need to restrict/block further app installs, or he could just install another browser to watch filth such as X-Factor or Fox news....

Yay, factory reset to do away with the overprotective parenting, time!

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 29, 2013 at 16:16

I get your point, matt. On the other hand, I wish I could un-see many things ;)

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