How to Set Restriction on Apple TV

How to Set Restriction on Apple TV

 

If you have kids and everyone in your household is using the same Apple TV, preventing explicit content in Apple Music and Podcasts might be a good idea. It is very effective to prevent young eyes and ears from seeing and hearing things they shouldn’t be seeing and hearing. It is also pretty much useful to prevent your kids or anyone else from charging your iTunes account by purchasing or renting content, using AirPlay, or otherwise tinkering with your setup. And there are many more advantages you will get by setting restriction of your Apple TV. In this tutorial, we will reveal everything we know about how to set restriction on Apple TV.

How to Enable Restriction on Apple TV

If you want to enable restriction on Apple TV, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Settings app from the Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Select General
  3. Select Restriction from the General menu.
  4. Select Restriction from the Restriction menu.
  5. Enter a four-digit passcode.
  6. Reenter the four-digit passcode.
  7. Select OK

Now, restriction on your Apple TV is on. after this is on, now you can choose to use the restriction to any section on your Apple TV be restricted.

How to restrict purchases and rentals on Apple TV

If you want to prevent anyone else from charging your iTunes account by purchasing or renting content, you can restrict purchases and rentals on your Apple TV. Follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Settings app from the Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restriction from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Select Purchase and Rental. After doing this, it should display the word Restrict.

If you want to allow purchases and rentals without a passcode, you can follow the exact same steps above.

How to restrict in-app purchases on Apple TV

if you want to prevent everyone in your household of making in-app purchases, you can restrict in-app purchases on your Apple TV to block all in-app purchases from being made. Follow the steps below:

  1. From your Apple TV Home screen, select the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restriction from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode.
  5. Select In-App Purchases. After doing this it should display the word Block.

How to restrict explicit music and podcasts on Apple TV

If you don’t want other users to be able to listen to music or podcasts with swear words and mature content, you can simply restrict them to clean material only. This is especially when your kids use the same Apple TV. Follow the steps below:

  1. From the Home screen, select the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restriction from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode (a four-digit code)
  5. Select Music and Podcasts. After doing this is should display the word Clean.

How to restrict movies on Apple TV

Restriction can also be used to restrict movies on your Apple TV. By turning on restricting movies on Apple TV, you can choose to restrict movies on your Apple TV by rating or even not allow movies to be played at all. This restriction might be different depending on what country you have your ratings set to. below we have the example for the United States rating system.

  1. From the Apple TV Home screen, Select the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restrictions from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode (a four-digit number)
  5. Select Movies.
  6. Select the Restriction you want to apply.

How to restrict TV Shows on Apple TV

Not only to movies, you can also choose to use restriction to TV shows on your Apple TV by rating or even not allow TV shows to played at all. This restriction is also vary, depending on what country you have your ratings set to. Below we have the example to be used on the United States rating system.

  1. Select the Settings app from the Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restrictions from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode (a four-digit code)
  5. Select TV Shows. You may need to scroll down a bit to see the TV Shows menu.
  6. Select the Restriction you want to apply.

How to Restrict Apps on Apple TV

  1. From the Home screen, Select the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Restrictions from the General menu.
  4. Enter your passcode (a four-digit code)
  5. Select Apps. You may have to scroll down a bit to see it.
  6. Select the Restriction you want to apply.

learn how to take advantage of hidden advanced settings menu in the previous tutorial about how to access hidden advanced settings menu. you may also like our next post that is going to tell you how to put Apple TV into retail demo mode.

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