Essentially useless "Limit Adult Content" restriction

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by MDTyKe, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. MDTyKe macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I've tried the "Limit Adult Content" on my iPad, which states it will block out "popular adult websites" etc. Sounds good. But, it doesn't work. It blocks almost everything - including Google.com, NY Times, and even Bible websites... *shrug*. Any ideas on this? It really isn't functioning right at all...
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Well, Google can get one basic porn and other erotica. NY Times has stories about war, murders, and other ethically unsound things. Bible sites are based on the Christan bible and that thing isn't the most G rated book on the shelf. From one perspective, it's working as designed and doing a good job of it.
     
  3. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree with that - but almost everything is restricted. I kind of assumed 'most adult websites' would be the obvious (porn) sites... not Google, NY Times and a list of other incredibly common sites... hmm?

    While you could argue a point, I don't think it quite works 'as advertised'.
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I have to agree with Post #2. I've always assumed that the blocking of Adult Content is to protect children from stumbling onto something untoward at their tender ages. If anything, in total, it works a little too well and the parameters of the filters should be reviewed for common sense.
     
  5. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    It worked as OP had expected for someone I spoke to, except it didn't block out one porn site that starts with B and his kid was caught looking at it. I'm not sure what's up with it blocking out NYT, Google, etc.
     
  6. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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  7. MDTyKe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Of course openDNS is blocked too ;-)

    I do use opendns. But doesn't the DNS servers change on each wifi network I connect to?
     
  8. lucastaylor macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it change on each wifi network. Also, there is nothing in the "restrictions" settings to lock the DNS. The kids can change it at anytime.
    It's been more than 10 years since everyone ask Apple this essential feature for a better parental control.
    For 10 years they did NOTHING to respond to this request. It's extremely coward. I decided to just not buy any iphone for my teens. Thank you very much Apple!
     

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