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Three Solutions to Block Porn on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The duty of a parent is not only to provide for the kids, keep them happy, send them to good schools or colleges, but also to keep a close check on their activities to ensure that they do not stray away from their path. These days, with increasing social media awareness and easy access in reaching out to unknown people, often unfortunately, young kids fall in the trap of harmful people who are always on the look out for exploitation. Not only remote threats, but when children are naive and young they are also prone to sexually explicit content that do the rounds on the internet. Any unknown site you open, you can see pop-ups and advertisements which are sexually explicit and harmful for young kids. Thus, there is a must need for parents of this age, to do their best in keeping their children away from porn sites and hubs. After all, there is a defined age to know about adult content right?

This article focuses right on the same issue for iOS users and today our focus is on blocking porn on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Part 1: How to block porn on iPhone, iPad using FamiSafe?

FamiSafe is the leading mobile monitoring service that currently available. This is an app that can be quickly installed onto your child’s device which can remotely, yet securely, send all the device’s information and data, including their location, to your mobile device or desktop computer, no matter where you are in the world.

If you’re looking to see how easy it is to block porn using FamiSafe, here’s a complete step by step guide on how to use it:

1. If you want to use the FamiSafe app, then you can easily download and install the Famisafe app from App Store or Google Play Store on both devices such as parent and kids phone.

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2. After the installation, you need to create an account with FamiSafe App. The same account is applicable for both devices and you need to install the FamiSafe app on both devices such as parent and kids’ device.

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3. Make some setting setup on the parent device as well as kid’s device. And start to control and monitor the kid’s mobile activities. The FamiSafe is the more reliable parental control app for location tracking, porn sites blocking, screen time control and many others.

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4. After that, you can easily access the FamiSafe dashboard, and monitor the kid's activities such as check web browser history and easily blocked the inappropriate sites.

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Part 2: How to block porn on iPhone, iPad using iOS Restrictions?

If you happen to have children who use iPhone, iPad or who probably use your iPhone or iPad you would definitely want to control the type of content they view while browsing safari and the good part is, Apple's in-built security feature lets you do that. Whether you want to automatically limit all porn content to avoid any accidental access by your kid or block all or specific websites, the easy parental control restrictions of Apple is amazing.

In this part of the article we will explore two ways in which the in-built iOS restrictions help to block porn on iPhone, iPad.

Blacklist specific content or sites on Safari:

1. On the home screen, launch the settings app.

2. Tap on General and then Restrictions.

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3. Now click on Enable Restrictions. If already active, go to step 5.

4. Choose a 4 digit secret password for the restrictions access.

5. Type again, to confirm.

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6. In this step, tap on Websites under the Allowed Content.

7. Now click on Limit Adult Content.

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8. Go to Never Allow > Add a Website

9. Paste the URL of the website you do not want to be accessed.

10. Click on Done.

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You can repeat the same process and keep adding specific websites to the Never Allow list on your iPhone or iPad.

Note : If any website has mobile site, you may need to block them separately, which means the restrictions will block the URL only so if the same site has a different URL for its mobile site, add it to the list additionally.

Block everything and whitelist specific sites on Safari:

1. Go to Settings App from home screen.

2. Click General > Restrictions.

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3. Enable Restrictions, if already done, skip to Step 5.

4. Type a 4 digit password for the settings.

5. Type again to confirm.

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6. Now click on Websites under the Allowed Content.

7. Click All Websites.

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8. Go to Always Allow > Add a Website.

9. Type the URL of the website you wish to allow access to.

10. Click Done.

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Repeat the process for more websites. You have successfully use Apple restrictions to Allow specific websites for your kids.

Part 3: How to block porn on iPhone, iPad using a safe browser?

There a number of safe browser softwares available in the market to help parents of young children just like you, to keep children away from porn hubs and sites.

The second part of this article focuses on blocking porn on iPhone or iPad using a Safe Browser. Today we will focus on K9 Web Protection Browser and Mobicip Safe Browser.

2.1 K9 Web Protection Browser

K9 Web Protection Browser is the No. 1 free parental controls and internet filter desktop software which is now available on iPhone. iPad and iPod Touch as is definitely a safe browser for your family. In its latest version of 1.1.196, it is iOS 8 compatible and has fixed memory leaks.  With a total size of just 4.8 MB it can easily downloaded and run on low memory as well. The K9 Web Protection Browser is compatible with iOS 5.1.1 or above.

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Once you download the K9 software on your iOS device, it is imperative to set restrictions on the device, so that the user can use only the K9 browser to access websites. Here are a few steps to use K9 Web Protection Browser to block porn on iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.

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2. Now enter the 4 digit password for the settings that you can remember. Now re-enter the password to confirm.

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3. Under the Allow section, disable Safari by toggling to Off.

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4. Go to Allowed Content and change the settings for Music&Podcasts, Movies, TV Shows and Apps to the appropriate level for your kids. Under the Apps sections selected 12+ or less, or else the user will be able to download content rated 17+.

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You have successfully allowed K9 Web Protection as a safe browser for your family.

2.2 Mobicip Safe Browser

Mobicip is the most popular, powerful and fully featured safe browser which is a great alternative to the safari on iOS devices. It is a cloud based parental control software that creates a safe and secure internet for your family, business, or school for all iOS devices. You can opt for a free or a premium mobicip account to safeguard your kids from browsing adult content. The new version of Mobicip Safe Browser - 4.4 fixed the deployment server issue and other bug fixes. It is of a larger size than that of K9, around 16.7 MB and is compatible with iOS 6.0 and above.

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Installing Mobicip:

1. Touch the App Store icon on the home screen.

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Now, click on the search tab, and look for mobicip. Select mobicip safe browser.

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Now install the browser by clicking on the Free button. Enter the iTunes username and password. Your app will be downloaded on the screen.

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Note : Before launching the app, visit mobicip.com and sign up and you may wish to upgrade to the premium pack which has additional features.

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Select the filter profile you want for Mobicip and you will be able to see the browser open up. Now enter a URL and visit any website.

How to use Mobicip to block porn on iPhone:

The restrictions set up is similar to the K9 browser as above:

Visit General > Restrictions

Enter 4 digit pass code and re-enter to confirm.

At the restrictions screen, set safari, installing apps, deleting apps and In-app purchases to off.

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Move to the Allowed content area where you can review and select preferences for other restrictions. Press home button to return.

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Note : Make sure that you leave the Website setting to All as changing this can interfere with working of Mobicip.

That's it! You can be rest assured now that you child will be on a safe and secure internet all the time.

So, these were the ways in which you can ensure that you family is protected and your child stays away from adult and porn websites successfully. Hope it will help you as well.

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