How to Block Websites on Safari iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking for a way to block certain websites on Safari iPhone? Whether you want to restrict access to specific sites for yourself or someone else, Safari offers a convenient solution. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blocking websites on Safari iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To get started, unlock your iPhone and find the Settings app. It’s usually represented by a gear icon and can be found on your home screen or within the app drawer. Tap on it to open the Settings menu.

Step 2: Find and tap on Screen Time

Once you’re in the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Screen Time.” This option allows you to set restrictions and manage your device usage. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enable Screen Time

If you haven’t set up Screen Time before, you will be prompted to enable it. This feature provides valuable insights into your device usage and allows you to set various restrictions, including website blocking. Follow the instructions on the screen to enable Screen Time.

Step 4: Go to Content & Privacy Restrictions

After enabling Screen Time, go back to the main Screen Time menu and tap on “Content & Privacy Restrictions.” This section allows you to manage what content is accessible on your device.

Step 5: Enable Content & Privacy Restrictions

In the Content & Privacy Restrictions menu, toggle the switch next to “Content & Privacy Restrictions” to enable this feature. You may be prompted to set a passcode if you haven’t already done so. Make sure it’s something memorable but not easily guessable by others.

Step 6: Access Website Restrictions

Once you’ve enabled Content & Privacy Restrictions, scroll down and tap on “Content Restrictions.” This option allows you to manage various types of content on your device, including websites.

Step 7: Set Website Restrictions

In the Content Restrictions menu, tap on “Web Content.” Here you can choose how websites are restricted on your iPhone.

Limit Adult Websites

If you want to block adult websites specifically, select “Limit Adult Websites.” Safari will automatically filter out known adult websites from search results and restrict access to them.

Allowed Websites Only

If you want to restrict access to specific websites only, choose “Allowed Websites Only.” By selecting this option, Safari will only allow access to websites that you manually add to the allowed list.

Add Website Exceptions

To add exceptions and allow specific websites, tap on “Add Website” under the “Never Allow” section. Enter the website URL that you want to block or unblock and tap “Done” when finished. Repeat this process for all the websites you want to allow or block.

Step 8: Test the Restrictions

After setting up the website restrictions, open Safari and try accessing a website that falls under the restricted category. You should see a message indicating that the website is blocked due to content restrictions.

Congratulations! You have successfully blocked websites on Safari iPhone using Screen Time’s content restrictions feature.

Remember that these restrictions apply globally across all browsers and apps on your device. If you wish to remove or modify these restrictions in the future, simply follow these steps again and make the necessary changes.

  • Note:
  • You can also set up website restrictions for specific days and times using the “Downtime” feature within Screen Time. This allows you to block websites during certain periods, such as bedtime or study time.
  • If you forget your Screen Time passcode, you can reset it by going to Settings > Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode and following the prompts.

Now that you know how to block websites on Safari iPhone, take control of your browsing experience and ensure a safer online environment for yourself or others. Happy browsing!

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