How to Childproof an iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mscriv, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. mscriv macrumors 601

    mscriv

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    #1
    The grandparents are buying our 6 year old son an 8GB iPod Touch for Christmas. He's not very tech savvy (doesn't even know what the internet is), but loves playing games on our iPhones. Thus, it will pretty much only be about games, movies, and fun kids apps at this point. However, that being said, I don't want to be naive about the fact that an iPod with iOS5 has the potential for granting him access to all kinds of things.

    So, I'd like to get some advice and input about how to best "childproof" the iPod. I know I could simply turn wifi off, but I want other options as well. Can I delete the basic Apple apps like Safari and then restore them later if I want to? Are there any worthwhile safety or lockdown apps out there?

    Any suggestions, ideas, or personal experiences would be appreciated. :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can't remove any of the included applications (Safari, Youtube, etc) without jailbreaking.
     
  3. McGiord, Nov 26, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601

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    You have to enable the restrictions in the Settings.
    There you can enable and disable many apps.
    Also you can define the allowed content based on the ratings, as well as some passwords.

    Allow:
    Safari
    YouTube
    Camera
    FaceTime
    iTunes
    Ping
    Installing Apps
    Deleting Apps

    Allow changes:
    Location
    Accounts

    Allow Content:
    Ratings For -> choose country
    Music & Podcasts
    Movies
    TV Shows
    Apps
    In-App Purchases
    Require Password -> time

    Game Center:
    Multiplayer Games
    Adding Friends
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A404 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Whatever you do be certain to turn off in app purchases. Some of the free games are slick. They'll say, for example, you earned access to a faster character in some penguin game and next thing you know there's a $10 charge on your card for some penguin upgrade. ;)

    I would keep your iTunes set so you always have to enter a password and disable as much of the Internet as you can. Oh a buy an otter box case.
     

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