How to Block Certain Websites on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking for a way to block certain websites on your iPhone? Whether you want to limit your own browsing habits or restrict access for someone else, it’s important to know how to set up website restrictions on your device. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of blocking specific websites on your iPhone.

Step 1: Access Screen Time

To begin, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on “Screen Time”. This feature allows you to set limits and restrictions for various activities on your device.

Step 2: Enable Screen Time

If you haven’t already enabled Screen Time, tap on “Turn On Screen Time” and follow the prompts to set it up. You may be asked to enter a passcode or use Face ID/Touch ID for verification.

Step 3: Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions

Once you have enabled Screen Time, go back to the main Screen Time menu and tap on “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. This is where you can manage the restrictions for websites and other content.

Step 4: Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions

In the Content & Privacy Restrictions menu, toggle the switch at the top of the screen to enable these restrictions. You will be prompted to create a passcode that will be required whenever you want to change these settings in the future.

Step 5: Go to Web Content

Scroll down until you see “Web Content” and tap on it. This is where you can specify what type of websites are allowed or blocked on your device.

Block Specific Websites

If there are certain websites that you want to block, select “Limit Adult Websites”. This will automatically block websites that are deemed inappropriate for children. However, you can also add specific websites to the “Never Allow” list by tapping on “Add Website” and entering the URL of the site you want to block.

Allow Specific Websites

On the other hand, if you only want to allow access to certain websites and block everything else, choose “Allowed Websites Only”. This will restrict browsing to a whitelist of approved sites. To add websites to the allowed list, tap on “Add Website” and enter the URLs of the sites you want to allow.

Step 6: Save Changes

After you have configured your website restrictions, tap on “Done” at the top right corner of the screen to save your changes. You will now be able to browse the internet with the specified restrictions in place.

Additional Tips

– Remember that these restrictions apply to all browsers and apps on your iPhone. It’s a system-wide setting that affects internet access across your device.

– If you find that a website is being incorrectly blocked or allowed, you can always go back to the Content & Privacy Restrictions menu and make adjustments as needed.

  • Note: The steps outlined in this tutorial may vary slightly depending on your iPhone model and iOS version.
  • Note: Enabling website restrictions can be helpful for parents who want to control their child’s browsing activities. However, it’s important to have open communication with your child about internet safety and responsible browsing habits.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to block certain websites on your iPhone using Screen Time’s content restrictions feature. Now you can have better control over what websites can be accessed on your device.

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