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4473 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2009 4:15 PM by bigsurs
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2009 12:19 PM (in response to Coolhead1001)Right now, you can go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions to enable restrictions as shown:
When you update to OS 3.0 after Wednesday, you will have more sophisticated parental controls to decide what music, videos, and apps your kids can access on iPod touch.24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G - 5 iPods
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2009 10:48 AM (in response to Coolhead1001)I just updated to 3.0 specifically for the parental controls. The summary in itunes and on the Apple website says that I can decide which apps my kids can access. As far as I can determine, this is completely false. I can decide what age rating for apps the kids can access, I have yet to find any way to set that rating myself. So they have access to apps that I don't want them to touch and they has no access to apps I want them using.
I wanted to be able to set each app individually, and what I really wanted was to password protect certain apps so that I would have access and the kids wouldn't. I expected parental controls to protect my kids when they use my ipod, not to set up an ipod for the kids to own. There are ratings for 4+ - who buys their 4 year old and iphone?
There should have been a lot more detail given on the update page. I just threw away $10 for an upgrade that did nothing for meipod touch 2g, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2009 10:50 AM (in response to monkeywrangler71)Well, seems you should have researched this better before buying.
The info is on the site.
How about asking a question since it's been released to see if it met your needs before?
Think about it. MBP Mac Pro Touch 3G iPhone , Mac OS X (10.5.7), AAA™
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2009 10:56 AM (in response to monkeywrangler71)Here is what page 115 of the 3.0 Users Guide says:
Set content restrictions: Tap Ratings For, then select a country from the list. You can then set restrictions using that country’s ratings system for the following categories of content:
Music & Podcasts
In the United States for example, to allow only movies rated PG or below, tap Movies, then select PG from the list.
Note: Not all countries have rating systems.933mhz G4 Quicksilver with 10.3.9 - 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.11., Mac OS X (10.4.11), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2009 4:15 PM (in response to Coolhead1001)You can find simple step-by-step instructions to setup OS 3.0 parental controls in these articles.
In addition to what Apple offers to protect static content, third party application developers have developed kid-safe browsers that can be used in lieu of Safari Mobile to protect against unsafe Internet content.
http://www.internetsafety.com/safe-eyes-mobile-iphone.phpMacbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)