My question was how to stop texting on the Itouch as my son got one and I don't want him texting all night and day. Sorry roaminggnome and the fiend if I was not clear in my question. I was interrupted and hit sent accidently before I finished.
roaminggnome was that snotty response necessary? Really get a life it's sad if this is the way you need to receive validation. Didn't your mother teach you If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.
This is the first time I asked a question in this forum and will be the last. I'll figure it out myself
If the iPod is using your own Apple ID, you could set parental controls on downloading apps, and uninstall the texting app that your son is using. If not, the only way to be sure that you've stopped it would be blocking the internet to his iPod when you don't want him to use the app. Although the easiest thing overall may be taking it away from him if he doesn't stop when you ask him to.
Just so you know, there have been cases where posts that go unacknowledged, lead to abuse from that poster, for not responding.
From my perspective, my reason for contributing to Apple forum discussions is to provide altruistic help for users who haven't quite understood how to get the best out of their iPods. I don't expect reward, but it is frequently frustrating when there are incredibly stupid posts (not yours) or when, as we have been, subjected to abuse when offering valid and polite help. I've even been given grief by a regular contributor (who I think should apologise to me) after he decided to "go off at the deep end". (I don't suppose I'll get it though!)
Just recently, we've seen posts from someone who asked "what is iTunes, what can I do with it?" and another who asks "does anybody make a device that will connect to my home stereo so that (he) can access iTunes without using a computer?" In this last week, someone else told us that "he needed a way to to transfer books he had bought in paper form to his iPod".
We don't make these posts up, and I often wonder what planet these people are on.
I apologise if I offended you, but - and although I can't speak for roaminggnome - your post did, at first sight, appear to be yet another "less-than-sensible" one.
Perhaps nordlund's contribution is the solution, take it away from him. Your son, if he is under the age of majority, is legally subject to your decisions.
Once again, I did not intend to belittle a sensible post.
I appreciate your responses. FYI my son is 17 and I already blocked texting on his cell phone, I do not have an ITouch so I am not familiar with all the features/abilities this has. I just want him to use it for music so blocking the internet may be the correct option. I worked as a Tech. Support Analyst so I understand your frustration with stupid questions, that said, technology is moving at such a fast pace it's difficult to keep up with it all. At work I still had to be polite no matter how annoyed I got. Here in cyberspace is another story. Many people are totally tech. challenged. You can simply ignore posts that are not worthy of an explaination. Like I said "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all"
It's all good.
I too did the tech support thing, and it can be VERY frustrating. In fact, most of my 21 years is the US Navy was spent dealing with folks who didn't understand how stuff works...And then I went to work for Microsoft... But I digress...
As a parent and grand parent, I completely understand and sympathize with your dilemma, but I'm afraid your choices are pretty limited.
First off, in order to use iMessage, all your son needs is an e-mail address. The same thing applies to Face Time.
Second, Facebook is integrated into iOS 6.
Third, there are other social networking and texting/messaging apps available on the App Store.
Fourth, the Restrictions functionality is pretty much all or nothing.
So, the way I see it, the only sure fire, 100% positive way to prevent a 17 year old from doing what you don't want him to do is to physically take the device away from him.
With that being said, if you want him to be able to listen to music, why not give him a dedicated MP3 player, an early iPod or a Zune?
I have a 30 gig iPod 5th Generation Video, and a 30 gig Zune that work just fine. I take the Zune with me when I'm on my Harley because it has FM functionality, and I keep the iPod in a docking that also has FM radio station in the garage. Either way I can listen to what ever strikes my fancy.
The good part is, I paid next to nothing for both devices. The iPod needed a new hard drive, and the Zune needed a new system board. Found the parts on eBay and I'm golden....
Mongo dude, whoever u r. u asked how to stop texting, its clearly ur fault people are sending stupid answers. to get him to stop texting, turn off imessage. if he has a 3rd party texting app do you really want him to delete and redownloiad that app everyday?