Can your child access explicit music or movies from the iTunes store? If you haven’t blocked it – the answer is yes. Learn how to control music and media access from the Restrictions feature in iOS. In just over a minute, you can get all of the information that you need to adjust these settings yourself.
Today we’ll take a look at how you can use the Restrictions feature in iOS to restrict music and media content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to ratings that are appropriate for your child’s age.
To limit music and media access on iOS, you will use the Restrictions feature. To get into Restrictions, you need to launch the Settings app, and then go to General and then Restrictions. If you haven’t yet enabled restrictions, press the enable restrictions button. You will have to enter a passcode that will be used when you want to edit or disable restrictions.
Scroll down the to the allowed content section. From within this section, you can set the allowed ratings for music, news, iTunes U content, movies, TV shows, books, apps, Siri, and websites. Now, for the purpose of this video, we will be focusing on music and media. You will need to visit each category within this to select the options that you want to allow.
Some categories allow for specific ratings while others allow you to disable specific types of content, such as sexually explicit content. Once these settings are in place, your child will not be able to view, purchase, or download content from Apple that does not meet the guidelines that you have specified.
Now it’s important to note that these settings work for Apple’s iTunes content but not for third party applications like Spotify, Amazon Prime Video, or Netflix.