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Questions tagged [parental-controls]

Use this tag for questions about ways parents can control devices, including limiting age inappropriate content, controlling the usage of devices and tracking the location and activity of devices.

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Enabling password free software installation with parental controls on to block adult content

I'm trying to have my son's computer setup so he can still install software with certain parental controls still active. It seems there's no way to bypass the password window coming up when ...
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Why is a new website/domain restricted on iOS Safari? [duplicate]

Edit 1: I'm sorry, but the answers provided in the duplicate question do not answer this question. To clarify: I'm not asking how to whitelist a domain, I'm asking WHY a domain is blacklisted - ...
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Is there a way to entirely remove the Messages app from an iOS 12 device?

I'm trying to set up an iPad for a child and don't want any Messages app at all. Apple seems to want to keep it there. Any way to completely remove it?
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Parental controls - I can't add time

I am at the end of my rope with parental controls. I set up time of day restrictions and daily time limits on my daughters computer to limit screen time by default. From time to time I want to ...
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How to allow explicit content on Apple Music (family sharing)?

I joined my father's family account (where I am listed as an adult) but I cannot listen to any song with explicit content. I get the following error: This item can't be played because it contains ...
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Block weekdays with parental controls

With parental controls, I can set time limits for weekdays as low as 30 minutes, but I cannot set them to zero or no access. So how can I block computer access completely on weekdays but allow the ...
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Block opening of DMG files by non-admin user

I set up Parental Control for a user but said user is still able to download and install additional software from DMG files (among other they downloaded TOR browser which bypasses parental control).. ...
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How do I get parental controls to sync up with Safari Bookmarks

I have a laptop that I am setting up for my two young kids school. I am trying to add in some new school sites for them using the local and remote parental controls settings. The problem is that ...
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iOS Parental Controls and Passcode

On iOS 12, with parental controls enabled, is there anyway to override or bypass the system passcode (on the lock screen, not the passcode specifically for parental controls)? Parental controls seem ...
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Can a child's device be controlled by multiple family members?

Surprisingly, not all children live solely with one guardian. Is there any way that a child's device can be controlled by more than one adult? The situation: My ex-wife and I have 50/50 custody of ...
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Enable restrictions on Guest user

Our employees are logging into our shared computer using Guest user. At some point somebody will click on an email address and Mail.app will open. If they put in their Gmail credentials, then it will ...
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Return User To Admin Users and Undo Parental Controls

For a while, I had only one user, say, User1, on my Mac's High Sierra. Then there arose a need to have some parental controls. To do that I created a new user, say, User2 and made it an admin while ...
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Can I control which device a parent controls request is sent to?

My son has an iPhone, I don't. I use a Mac and an iPad. We have parental controls set such that any new app he wants to install on his iPhone requires me to approve it. When he requests permission to ...
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How do I remove websites from the Limit Adult Websites > Always Allow list in iOS 12

I have added a website to the 'Always Allow' list in iOS 12 restrictions, but there doesn't seem to be any way to remove it from the list once it has been added. Can anyone help?
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Administrator user can't visit pages in Safari as they are not approved in Parental Controls

I experience troubles regarding accessing some websites with Safari from the local network or outside. The error says: Ooops! You can’t even see pages on this website. You can’t see the page “https://...
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Is it possible to allow usage for an app or program for a specific times on a Mac?

I was trying to achieve this using a second account (which is the admin account) and Parental Controls, but it seemed this isn't possible to do so. I know there are some programs which you can ...
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Parental Controls always asks permission when browsing websites

I don't want to add some websites, but Parental Controls always asks permission when browsing them. Are there any solution to fix this issue? How can I just block them? Many thanks.
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Allowing subdomains through restrictions iPad 6th gen

I am trying to restrict access to websites on an iPad, but the domain that I wish to allow has embedded youtube videos that will not work. Is there a way to allow only the embedded videos to work, and ...
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Time limits on specific apps in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra v 10.13.4, I can do the following in Parental Controls: Entirely disallow the use of specific apps in the Apps tab's Limit Applications on this Mac option. Limit the entire use ...
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Is it possible to disable ending specific processes in Activity Monitor?

I use FocusMe for productivity reasons and such. The software works quite well, especially since my roommate agreed to create and safeguard a password. But, in order to prevent the program from ...
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Is it possible to manage Parental Controls on Mobile Accounts at all?

I am using macOS Sierra on clients and macOS Sierra with Server 5.3.1 on my server. I need to set Parental Controls for a user (or group of). I have created a special Group of users in Server.app, ...
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Is it possible to setup user/device management without enrolling in a paid Apple program?

I am using macOS server and a couple of macOS and iOS devices. I want to start managing settings centrally with Profile Manager (e.g. mail settings, VPN settings, parental controls) but I have gotten ...
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MacBook Pro 13" OSX 10.12.6 won't control Minecraft access with Parental Control

I don't want my son to use Minecraft until after he has finished his homework. Even after applying Parental Controls (Minecraft DOESN'T show up in the list of "Allowed" applications), he can still run ...
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Block Specific Apps on macOS

Is there a way to block a list of specific apps on macOS? I have looked up solutions such as Cisdem, but there are some holes in the way it works that I don't like. Unless you also block Activity ...
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How do I edit Parental Controls for allowed web sites in macOS?

We have our family computer (currently running OS X 10.12.6) set up so the kids can only access whitelisted sites. That is, under System Preferences -> Parental Controls -> Web we have selected "...
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How do I restrict a novice user from installing configuration profiles on their devices?

I noticed some novice users installed some spam configuration profiles which installed some email inboxes on their iOS devices such as 'Daily Bible Verse' or 'WEATHER ALERTS' with a email address ...
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AT&T iPhone Parental Controls

2 kids with iPhones... Parent wants to setup controls. The two things I've seen are SL (SmartLimits) for AT&T PC (Parental Controls) on the iPhone. Using SL would limit Time, Numbers, Data, ...
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Guided access equivalent for macOS

I have written a desktop application that I would like to install onto my clients machine and then lock down so that the user cannot leave that application (Exactly the same as guided access for iOS). ...
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How to block OS X to run only one application

We need to have two machines for exams with no access to any other application other than Microsoft Word. Is there any easy way how to achieve this? Preferred free solution if possible. Before you ...
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administrator account with parental control?

what is the use of having a parental control on and administrator account? I have a mac where a 12 years old girl is using, she can do what ever she like (install apps, chat, etc) but want to have ...
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iPad - how can I limit access to only specific apps?

I want to restrict access on an iPad so it is only able to run specific apps (in this case, a folder of children's apps) and prohibit access to things like Settings, Gmail, full YouTube, etc. It's ...
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Will OSX Server coordinate parental controls time limits across machines?

I have kids with set daily time limits via Parental Controls (e.g. they can only use the computer for 2 hours a day during the week between certain times). At the moment, they have separate accounts ...
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Can wildcards be used in the website whitelist/blacklist in macOS Parental Controls?

In the Web section of Parental Controls in System Preferences in macOS, under Customize, can wildcards be used under "Always allow these websites" and "Never allow these websites"? For example, if I ...
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How can I restrict data use on an iPhone?

I need to know if there is an app for iPhone 5 that would control the data (or lock it down entirely)? Also need to control who is called and what callers can be received.
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Parental Controls preventing access to legit sites

For my kid's account on OSX El Capitan, I've turned on Parental Controls, with the Web settings to "Try to limit access to adult websites". This causes non-adult websites to fail to load. For ...
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Time control for specific applications on OS X

Is there a simple way to limit the use of a specific application to a certain amount of time (for instance one hour per day)? To be more specific, I use a Macbook with OS X 10.10, on which there are ...
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How do I block a website on my iPhone 5?

Like how you put 127.0.0.1 example.com in the hosts file on a real computer.
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Format of .data binary files for parental control logs?

Looking through the parental control logs on the path "/Library/Application Support/Apple/ParentalControls/Users/max/<year>/<month>/", I am finding a bunch of files with the extension ....
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How to debug child's El Capitan login hanging?

My son has an account on our 2013 Mac mini running El Capitan, guarded by Parental Controls. Every few days or so, he has a login failure that causes his login to hang on exactly the second attempt. ...
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Any way to log off or close apps when time limits run out

My kids use Steam to play games on the Mac. Each kid gets half an hour through parental controls time limit feature. However, it just locks their account and leaves the apps running. Steam can only ...
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Set time restrictions for certain websites even on admin

Is there a way to set time restrictions per day on certain websites like YouTube on my own admin account? (preferably free) I tried the application SelfControl , but there aren't many options, and I ...
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Preventing 13-year-old from downloading apps previously downloaded

My 13-year-old had an Apple ID before family sharing was available. In the span of a few days he had downloaded a bunch of messaging apps on his iPhone that we, the parents, do not approve of. We ...
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Cannot save changes made to Parental Controls profile

I have Parental Controls for one of the users on my Mac. It only allows web access to a list of websites and blocks all others. Recently, however, it has been switched to "Try to limit access to adult ...
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How are Parental Restrictions Implemented?

I'm going to be repurposing my laptop as a media center in the near future and I was planning on using a non-admin account for day-to-day usage. I was thinking of enabling parental controls so I can ...
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Allowing sudo privileges, but not access to sites

Is it possible to make it so a user can use the sudo command in terminal, but not have access to sites other then those allowed through parental controls, without a third party system?
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webfilterproxyd flooding system.log with HTML content

I happened to look at my system.log today and I discovered that it is full of what appears to be full HTML pages, put there by webfilterproxyd. Here is an example of what I mean: $ head /var/log/...
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Device enrolment Program to implement parental Control IOS

I recently asked a question if its possible to implement Parental control in IOS And ended up, it can be feasible using Device enrolment program in IOS. The device enrolment profile will be installed ...
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How do I whitelist a domain in iOS restrictions web filter?

Turning on iOS restrictions (Settings - General - Restrictions) and the web filter inside (probably "Websites - Restrict adult content" or something similar in English), I tried whitelisting wikipedia....
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Cannot open Parental Controls preference pane in Yosemite

I cannot open the Parental Controls preference pane in OS X Yosemite. It just gives me: "Preferences Error. Could not load preference pane." Here are the console logs I got: System Preferences[609]: ...
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Where does OS X get defaults from in Guest User Web access Parental Controls?

I did not put these here, I don't know where they came from. WHOIS by IP seems to indicate they are from Amsterdam? (149.154.175.50 copy-pastable for anyone who wants to check)