Blocking iPhone 4 Wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samued2, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Samued2 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to block the wifi ability of my Iphone4. I have no problem installing a filter on it but I am not sure which one would do that.
     
  2. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    Humm? Turn off wifi?
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Why would you want to turn of Wifi?

    Just go into settings and switch it of.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Setting>Wifi>Off

    Just out of curiosity, why do you want to block wifi?
     
  5. Samued2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that I can shut off the wifi but I plan on giving this to my 13 year old daughter and I dont want her to have access to the internet. I can block the data through the carrier but not the WIFI.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Then just get her a regular phone. Any 13 year old probably has more tech savvy then their dad and shielding them from the internet is at best futile.
     
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Why give her an iPhone then? Most the the features are useless without data or wifi. All you could use it for is phone calls, SMS, and music storage.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, given your concerns OP, I would look at a different phone.
     
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Why not just give her a good book then instead?
     
  10. Samued2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if there is another smartphone that can be used.
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    All smartphones will offer internet. Why does it have to be a smartphone?
     
  12. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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  13. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Dude, if you're that hell bent on blocking internet, just get a dumbphone. But in this day in age, they are becoming harder to find. And blocking internet from someone is becoming a useless endeavor.
     
  14. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    Especially a 13-year-old. My six-year-old daughter has (monitored) access to the internet.
     
  15. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    OP -> Change the wifi password. Then she cannot connect the iPhone to the wifi unless you give her the password. Or simply unplug the wireless router.
     
  16. Mrbobb, Mar 6, 2013
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    So are you saying NEVER let your kids out of the house with the phone? ^)

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    My old Razr I could LOCK every App. Wanto go online, PASSWORD!

    iPhone does have some parental controls, I haven't tried.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Won't help when she's not at home.
     
  18. braddick macrumors 68040

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    There is a Cydia tweak that allows for individual apps to be locked down/password protected. I think it's called, lockdown.

    You could turn off WIFI and password protect the settings app.
     
  19. Nermal Moderator

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    All AirPort APs (and probably other brands) let you disable devices based on their MAC address. This won't work when your daughter's not at home but it could help when she is. With AirPort you can even set up time restrictions so that it's usable during the day but not at night.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can also restrict the use of safari if you want.
    All other apps like weather, mail and such will work.
     
  21. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    Go Settings/General/Restrictions and forbid Safari and Installing Apps. That'll render the smartphone useless except for things like SMS and phone. You can also restrict apps like iTunes, Camera, iBookstore and FaceTime.

    I mean Wifi yes or no, she won't be able to use Safari and can't install other browser apps either.
     

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