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How to block websites on your iPhone: check out a step-by-step guide

Learn how to easily block websites on your iPhone using Screen Time settings. This guide provides a simple, step-by-step process to help you manage web access effectively.

| Updated on: Jun 14 2024, 10:02 IST
Blocking websites on your iPhone
Blocking websites on your iPhone can help manage screen time and ensure a safer browsing experience. Follow this simple guide to set up content restrictions easily. (unsplash)

Whether you're looking to manage your screen time or set some boundaries on your kid's device, blocking certain websites on your iPhone can be a useful tool. While parental controls offer broader oversight, a direct method exists for filtering websites in Safari. This guide will walk you through the steps.

 Setting Up Screen Time

1. Open Settings: Begin by opening the Settings app on your iPhone. It's easily identifiable by its grey cogs icon.

2. Tap "Screen Time": Scroll down and select "Screen Time."

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3. Tap "Content & Privacy Restrictions": You might need to enter your Screen Time passcode if you've set one up previously.

4. Toggle on "Content & Privacy Restrictions": Ensure this switch is turned on.

5. Tap "Content Restrictions": Next, navigate to "Content Restrictions."

6. Select "Web Content": Here, you have three options to choose from:

- Unrestricted Access: Allows all websites.

- Limit Adult Websites: Automatically restricts access to adult websites, with options to always allow or never allow specific sites.

- Allowed Websites: Only allows access to pre-approved websites, with the ability to add extra sites as needed.

Blocking websites on your iPhone through these steps helps manage and control access to content, offering a straightforward solution whether for personal use or to ensure a safe browsing environment for children.

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First Published Date: 07 Jun, 12:08 IST