How to Set Up Apple TV Parental Controls.
Whether you’ve bought an Apple TV for the whole family or are now letting your child watch shows or play games on it, you want to make sure your child is protected.
You can control what types of shows, games and apps are available to your child. You can also prevent them from making app purchases or in-app purchases, from seeing or hearing adult content, or from unfamiliar dangers in Game Center multiplayer games.
Setting up Apple TV parental controls takes just a few minutes. Isn’t it worth taking the time to keep your little one safe?
Turn on Restrictions on Apple TV
To set up and use parental controls or restrictions on your Apple TV, follow these steps to enable the feature.
Open the Settings app from the home screen and select General.Select Restrictions, which is set to Off by default.
At the top of the Parental Controls section, select Restrictions. You will be prompted to create a four-digit password. Enter the code, re-enter to confirm it and press OK.
To access the “Restrictions” menu or make any changes, you need to enter your password. Be sure to save the recorded code in a safe place.
If you do one of the following, which have been restricted, you will also be asked for a password.
In some cases, such as blocking content, you simply won’t see this option when you select it. In the screenshot below, we are unable to access music videos.
With the restrictions enabled and the passcode set, review the following areas and make any necessary changes.
Adjust iTunes Store Purchases
To prevent purchases, rentals, and in-app purchases, go to the first “Restrictions” section for the iTunes Store (which belongs to the App Store).
Every setting, Purchase & Rent and In-App Purchases is a simple click to change it. Buying and renting can be set to cap, and in-app purchases can be set to block. Select each one to change the setting.
Select the Allowed Content
The Allowed Content section is where you will spend most of your time. This allows you to manage the Apple TV apps, music, shows, and movies you want your child to allow, and customize content ratings.
Ratings for: If your country or region is not selected, select this option to select it. This determines the content ratings available to other items in the list.Music and Podcasts: Select Candid or Clear.Music Videos: Select Allow or Block.Music Profiles: Choose Show or Hide. Movies. Choose Don’t Allow Movies, Allow All Movies, or select a specific rating like G, PG, or PG-13.
TV show. Select Do Not Allow TV Shows, Allow All TV Shows, or select a specific rating such as TV-G, TV-PG, or TV-14.
Apps: Select Don’t Allow Apps, Allow All Apps, or select a specific age rating of 4+.
Explicit Siri Language: Choose Show or Hide.
Pick the Game Center Settings
If you allow your child to play games and use Game Center, you can also adjust the settings here.
Multiplayer Games: Select Don’t Allow, Friends Only, or Everyone.Screen Recording: Select ” Yes or No.Nearby Multiplayer, Private Messages and other options: Select Allow or Block.
Decide Which Changes to Allow
Along with the above settings for apps, shows, and games, you can decide if you want to allow changes to certain services.
These include AirPlay settings, meeting room display, location services, background app refresh, TV provider, and remote app pairing. Each setting has a value of “Allow” or “Restrict”.
Change the Restrictions Passcode
You can change your password for restrictions settings at any time.
Return to Settings and select General.Select Restrictions and enter your current password.Select Change Password.Enter your current password. Then enter a new password, repeat it to confirm and click OK.
Turn Off Content Restrictions
You can always make changes to the above settings that you have restricted or blocked. However, if you decide to remove all restrictions and stop using Apple TV parental controls, you can disable this feature.
Return to Settings and select General.Select Restrictions and enter your current passcode.Select Restrictions under Parental Controls and Passcode to confirm that you want to disable restrictions.
After taking a few minutes to turn on restrictions and set up parental controls, you won’t have to worry about what your child is doing on Apple TV.
How to Set Up Apple TV Parental Controls
How to Set Up Apple TV Parental Controls