How to block websites on the iPhone

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Did you know that there are ways to block websites on the iPhone? If you knew that but did not know how to carry out the task, this article will inform you how to block particular websites on the iPhone.

This can be useful in various cases, particularly if you do not want adult content to be accessible on your iPhone. You may need to enter your iPhone passcode in the following steps. So, be ready with it.

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Blocking adult content

If you want to block adult content on your iPhone but do not want to go through the lengthy process of manually putting particular websites on the blocked list, then the settings of the iPhone provide the option to do that too. To do that, you need to follow the steps mentioned here:

  1. Open the list of apps on the iPhone and choose to open the settings app from among them.
  2. You will see a list of options when you open the settings app. From these options, you need to select the 'screen time' option and tap on it to open it.
  3. Another list of options will now be displayed on the app screen. You need to tap on the 'content and privacy restrictions' option to open it.
  4. A new list of options will open, and at the top of the list, you will see a toggle button called "content and privacy restrictions." You need to turn on this toggle button if it is off.
  5. If you are asked for a passcode, you need to provide it.
  6. Further down the list, you will find the "content restrictions" option. Tap on it.
  7. Then, tap on the 'web content' option in the new list that opens.
  8. You should now see the "limit adult websites" option. Tap on it to ensure this option has a tick mark next to it.
  9. You have finished blocking adult content. You can now close the settings app.

Blocking specific websites

If you are very specific about which websites you want to block, you can follow these steps to do that:

  1. First, you will have to open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Now, tap on the 'screen time' option from the list of options displayed.
  3. Next, tap on the "Content and Privacy Restrictions" option.
  4. Ensure that the "content and privacy restrictions" option are turned on.
  5. Tap the "content restrictions" option.
  6. From the list of options displayed now, tap to open the 'web content' option.
  7. Ensure the "limit adult content" option has a tick mark beside it.
  8. Under the "never allow" heading, tap on "add a website."
  9. Enter the website address you want to block and tap "Done."
  10. Repeat the previous two steps to add more websites, if any, to the blocked list.

Blocking all websites except a few

You can keep only a few websites accessible and block the rest of the websites on the iPhone too. Follow these steps to do that:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Now, tap to open in the specified order these options: ‘screen time’ > ‘content and privacy restrictions’ > ‘content restrictions’ > ‘web content’.
  3. Tap on "allowed websites only" to ensure that there is a tick mark next to it.
  4. Next, tap on the 'add website' option under the heading 'only allow these websites.
  5. Type the website URL you want to allow and press "done."
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have added all the websites you want to allow.
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