Do you want to restrict access to certain websites on iPhone & iPad? Thanks to the Screen Time feature, it’s very possible and simple enough to set up, so whether you want to block websites on your own device, children, family members, or other devices, it’s easy to do.
The Time screen allows iOS and iPadOS users to monitor their smartphone usage and offers many parental control tools to limit content that can be accessed by children and other family members. The ability to block certain websites is one of the parental control tools that might be useful, especially if you don’t want your children to access adult content, social media, social networking websites, or whatever.
Read on to find out how you can block websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad.
How to Block a Website in Safari on iPhone & iPad
Time screen requires a modern iOS or iPadOS version. So, make sure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 12, iOS 13, or newer, before you continue this procedure. Now, without further ado, let’s look at the steps needed.
- Open the “Settings” application from your iPhone or iPad home screen. Scroll down and tap “Screen Time”.
- This will take you to the Screen Time menu on iOS. Here, scroll down and select “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
- In this menu, make sure the switch for “Content & Privacy Restrictions” is turned on, then tap “Content Restrictions”.
- Now, tap “Web Content” as shown in the image below.
- Select “Restrict Adult Websites” under Web Content to automatically limit adult web sites. However, if you want to add certain websites manually, tap “Add Website” located under “Don’t Allow” as shown below.
- Now, just type the URL of the website you want to block and tap “Finish” on the keyboard.
Now you know how to block websites in Safari on iPhone and iPad with the Time Screen feature.
In addition to restricting websites, Time Screen can also be used to block applications, set time limits for application usage, purchase iTunes & App Store, explicit music playback, limit the use of social networking, application installation, and more. This functionality has made it easier for parents to check the use of their children’s devices.
It should be noted here that you also cannot access this blocked website using a different browser. That’s right, although this article focuses primarily on blocking websites in Safari, this content restriction applies to third-party web browsers installed on the iPhone or iPad as well, so your family members are out of luck if they expect a solution.
If your iPhone or iPad is running an older version of iOS, you can still block websites by going to the Restrictions section of older device settings. So, no matter what iOS device you are using, you should have no problem limiting websites, either for yourself or for your family members.