Parent control issues

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  1. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    For Christmas I got my daughter a refurbished 2nd generation iPod Touch and she loves it. I sent up the parent controls on it just to be on the safe side, no movies over PG13, no App set to 12+, TV shows to TV14 and not let Explicit songs play on it.
    So I downloaded an album from iTunes and it's an explicit album, but she likes 1 song from it and the song itself is fine. So I added it to her iTunes and it wouldn't show up on her iPod Touch. So I figured since the whole album is listed as "explicit", I allowed explicit songs to play on it, still nothing. I tried other things in iTunes like not show the rating so the red explicit didn't show up next to the song in iTunes, still nothing. So for the fun I disabled the restrictions on my daughters iPod Touch and it shows up. So I figured I'll just enable the movie, TV and App restrictions and leave the explicit to play on. I did that and the song went missing again. I selected to allow no restrictions on the TV, Movies and Apps and the song shows again. So I ended up letting everything play on the iPod Touch so she can listen to the song.
    I looked at turning off the restrictions as a test to see if she can be trusted on what Apps she downloads. I think she will do fine so I'm not worried anymore, but whats the point to be able to restrict certain things and it affects all of the restrictions? Restricting movies should just affect the movies, not the music. Am I doing something wrong?
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  2. slomifier macrumors regular

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    Quit being stiff and just unblock it. She could jailbreak it and bypass them anyways -_-

    But I've had that problem too. Apple didn't seem to implement the Parental Controls very well. They seem unstable
     
  3. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    She couldn't, her iPod is tied into my Macbook and she's 11 so if she can figure that out that would be pretty good lol
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    u never know.. kids are smarter than u think.
     
  5. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    true, but wouldn't she loose all her music since they are on my Macbook?
     
  6. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    well, if she jailbreaks the ipod, then she could easily just put all the music back on. iTunes is set to automatically sync the ipod/iphone when connected to the computer.not to mention the fact that w/ Blackra1n, you don't loose anything when you JB the ipod.
     
  7. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry for all these questions, but wouldn't she need the same iTunes that is assigned to the iPod to jailbreak it?
    Right now she gives it to me to sync also because she's not sure how to do it, and it's set up to not to sync when connected.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Censorship doesn't always work. Don't jailbreak, it'll be even harder to censor it. Trust me… most of my friends have backgrounds with half nude to nude to very sexually explicit girls (literally just short of calling it porn) among various other parts of the OS you can customize.

    Since you mentioned that the iPod is not set up to automatically sync, is it on manual sync? That basically means iTunes won't sync any data automatically and you have to add new songs and other media by manually dragging them into the iPod.
     
  9. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have to click "sync" on it on iTunes to sync it. When I plug it in, it just charges.
    I set up an email for her iTunes and when she gets a little older she will have control over it. So I can see if she is getting apps she shouldn't. She's a good kid and I don't think she will do anything. I told her once and normally I don't have issues. I probably don't even need the parental controls.
     
  10. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    change the itunes password, dont tell her the password, delete the movies and tv shows and apps off her ipod that you dont want. and now every time she wants to download something, she has to ask you to type in the password.
     
  11. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I thought about that, but she doesn't have the pass code to her email. So I get to see the receipts from what she buys on it.
    It just gets to me that there are parental controls and they don't do what they are suppose to do.
     
  12. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    for the song: right click on the one she wants to listen to and select "create MP3" (or it may say create AAC version) click that and then add that one to her iPod it will work perfectly with the restrictions.
     
  13. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks I'll try that
     

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