How to Block Websites in Safari on iPhone or iPad - MMFI

If your kids are using the iPhone or iPad for browsing, you’ll need to make sure they don;t have access to websites that contain unsafe content. Here’s how to block websites in Safari on iPhone.


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Apple cares about the kind of content that you or your family members access on the iPhone or iPad using the Safari browser. If you own such a device, chances are your kids are definitely going to be keen on using it for some reason or the other.

Apple lets you limit the type of content you access on the iPhone browser. You can limit all adult content in one go or you can turn off specific sites and all of these options are available in the Settings area. In case you are having trouble setting this up, we’ll show you how to do it.

How to Block Websites in Safari –  Specific Content

If you are not too concerned about your child accessing adult content, but are keen on making sure they don;t have access to specific sites, then here’s what you need to do.


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1. Launch the Settings app.

2. Tap General.

3. Tap Restrictions.

4. Tap Enable Restrictions. If already enabled, skip to step 6.

Restrictions in IOS

5. Enter a 4-digit passcode that your kids won’t be able to guess.

6. Retype your password to confirm it.

7. Scroll down to the Allowed Content section and tap on Websites.

8. Tap Limit Adult Content.

Websites Limited in IOS

9. In the Never Allow section, tap Add a Website.

10. In the Website field, enter the URL of the website you want to block.

How to Block Websites in Safari - Specific Content

11. Tap Done.

Rinse and repeat the process for each site that you want to block. If the website that you want to block using this method has a seperate mobile site URL, you’ll have to block that URL separately.

How to Block All Websites with Exceptions

Now instead of just blocking specific websites, you can block them all and allow exceptions by adding specific sites to the whitelist. To do that, here’s what you need to do.

1. Launch the Settings app.

2. Tap General.

3. Tap Restrictions.

4. Tap Enable Restrictions. If already enabled, skip to step 6.

5. Enter a 4-digit passcode that your kids won’t be able to guess.

6. Retype your password to confirm it.

7. Scroll down to the Allowed Content section and tap on Websites.

8. Tap Specific Websites Only.

How to Block All Websites in Safari

9. Scroll down and tap Add a Website.

10. In the Title field, enter a name for the website.

11. In the URL field, enter the URL of the website you want to give access to.


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How to Block All Websites in Safari and Whitelist Others

11. Tap Done.

Just as with blacklisting a site, you’ll need to add a mobile version of a website, if there is one.

So that’s how you can use the parental control powers in Safari to control what sort of content your kids can see when using your iPhone or iPad.

Written by Adeline Gear

Hi! I’m Adeline Gear, content creator at Maqmodo.com. When I do manage to pull myself away from all my favorite gadgets and apps, I unwind in my terrace garden that has the prettiest flowers in the neighborhood. That’s until the mosquitoes chase me back in! La Vita è Bella!