How do I block websites on my iPhone with a password?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To block websites on your iPhone with a password, you can use the Screen Time feature in iOS 12 and up. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Open your iPhone’s Settings by tapping on the app icon on your home screen.
2. Scroll down and tap on “Screen Time”. This feature allows you to set limits on your device usage and restrict certain content.
3. If you haven’t set up Screen Time before, you’ll need to tap on “Turn On Screen Time” and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. You’ll be asked to create a passcode, so make sure to choose a secure one.
4. Once Screen Time is enabled, tap on “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. You may be prompted to enter your passcode.
5. Toggle on the switch for “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. This will enable you to restrict access to certain content on your device.
6. Tap on “Content Restrictions” to customize the settings for specific types of content.
7. Next, select “Web Content”. This option allows you to control the access to websites.
8. You’ll see different options under “Web Content”, select “Limit Adult Websites”. This will automatically block websites that are known to contain adult content.
9. If you want more control over the websites that are blocked, you can choose “Specific Websites Only” or “Allowed Websites Only”. These options let you manually add websites to a whitelist or blacklist.
10. If you select “Specific Websites Only”, you can proceed to add the websites you want to block or allow by tapping on “Add Website” under the “Never Allow” or “Always Allow” sections.
11. Enter the URL of the website you want to block or allow, and repeat this step for each additional website.
12. Once you’ve added all the websites you want to block, you can exit the Settings app.

Now, when you or anyone else tries to access the blocked websites on your iPhone, they will be prompted with a message indicating that the website is restricted. To change these settings or remove the restrictions, you’ll need to enter your Screen Time passcode.

Blocking websites can be helpful in preventing access to inappropriate or distracting content, and it can also be a useful tool for parents to control their children’s online activities. It’s important to regularly review and update the blocked websites list to ensure it meets your specific needs.