How to use iTunes parental control

iTunes store is full of Apps movies and music. It caters a lot of content to all people of different age. It is a parents duty to ensure that their kids get access to contents which suit their age and maturity. iTunes lets parents restrict their children from viewing contents not suitable to their age. The parental control is a feature in iTunes which blocks access to selected contents in iTunes. The parental control feature blocks the feature based on the computer and on the user. If you have one family computer, you will have to either block all harmful contents or have to switch between settings every time you use the computer. In order to use parental control open menu in iTunes and select preferences. In the preferences section you will find a tab called parental. Click on this tab to view options.

 

1. You can completely block access to radio stations and Podcasts streamed via iTunes library and iTunes store. This prevents the computer from accessing any of this features no matter who is trying to access it. You can even exempt few programs from the list if you want to access them.

2. You can also choose to restrict the contents using their ratings. To do this you will have to choose your country so that correct rating system is chosen.

3. You can restrict Apps movies and TV on the iTunes store using the ratings.

4. You can choose to restrict explicit content. The music which is marked as explicit s completely blocked.

Save all your settings by clicking on the lock icon in the left hand corner of the window. Enter a password to lock all these settings. This password is different from your iTunes account password. If you wish to change the settings you will have to enter the password to make any changes.

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