iOS 7 Restrictions - Blocking Adult Websites

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by KeepCalmPeople, Sep 24, 2013.

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    KeepCalmPeople

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    I don't know where Apple gets its blocked domains from, or perhaps it is outsourcing them, but they appear to be a bit of a mess.
    My daughter has been blocked from viewing a college preparation website and a site with cardigan knitting patterns...!
    Anyone else having difficulties with this?
     
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    Only happens in the Midwest. It's a location-based service. Where are you located?
     
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    dictoresno

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    i can view "cardigan knitting" sites just fine. ive never seen apple blocking websites.
     
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    burgman

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    Never seen IOS block any websites. Are you on WiFi or cell data? I would be looking at settings.
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    Try this:

    Settings...General...Restrictions
    Enable Restrictions
    Scroll to Websites and click on it.
    Enable 'Limit Adult Content'
    Come out and go to this website:
    http://www.envisionexperience.com

    The page will be blocked, with an option to allow it if you enter the Restrictions passcode.
    Now disable restrictions and check out the website...
     
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    Gutwrench

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    Are you serious? Why would I do that and effectively disable my Safari??
     
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    maflynn

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    All I can say is contact apple then, they have that website marked as adult when its not.
     
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    And *this* is the problem with any form of white/blacklist
     
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    maflynn

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    It is, no argument. I use opendns to invoke parental controls on my home network and it had some "safe" websites miscategorized, it happens. The op should contact apple over this, though I wonder how long it may take to fix it
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    Agreed, and I will. I also use opendns at home, and that is great when the family's devices are on wifi, but when on cellular I am reliant on whatever Apple or the cellular provider offers.
     

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