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Trash_human2123

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Dec 31, 2022
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HI. I'm using a content blocker on my iPhone at the same time in addition to the screen time function to block pornographic sites.
However, I found that you can temporarily turn off the content blocker in Safari settings.

So here is my question.

- Is there a anyway to prevent contents blocker not to be temporarily turn-off in safari?

I Attach screenshot to help you to understand.

Sorry for my bad english anyway.
 

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usagora

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Nov 17, 2017
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I'm assuming this is being asked with a child who will be using your phone in mind. If so, then you can learn about how to set up parental controls (including web filtering) here:

 

jed_b

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Jan 6, 2023
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I'm assuming this is being asked with a child who will be using your phone in mind. If so, then you can learn about how to set up parental controls (including web filtering) here:

That's not the question. The OP is describing what I think is a gap with iOS. Even with Apple's parental controls enabled, if a parent desires to augment that with a content blocker, it seems that an enterprising child can simply do what the OP described to get around the content blocker. Can anyone confirm that?
 

usagora

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That's not the question. The OP is describing what I think is a gap with iOS. Even with Apple's parental controls enabled, if a parent desires to augment that with a content blocker, it seems that an enterprising child can simply do what the OP described to get around the content blocker. Can anyone confirm that?

Do Apple's parental controls not have native web filtering? That would be shocking to me if they didn't, and it would be completely stupid if disabling it were not a password protected function.
 

jed_b

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Jan 6, 2023
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Yes, iOS does have native web filtering. Clarification: in my comment above, when I said "get around the content blocker", I was not referring to Apple's ScreenTime filtering. The question is if a parent or other user does not want to trust the secret-blocking-sauce of Apple and wants to implement another, more stringent layer of content blocking, can they? Or do we all just need to trust our Silicon Valley overlords? Pardon the sarcasm. Not directed at you.
 
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jed_b

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Jan 6, 2023
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So, to reiterate the OP's question in a different way: is it true that content blockers are ALWAYS meant to be disable-able by the user, no matter their age, even if ScreenTime controls are activated behind a password? In my investigation, the above is true, and the parent or user needs to find another solution. My opinion/rant: this is arrogance on the part of Apple . . . It seems to me that Apple only provides this kind of granular filtering to enterprise, not to parents . . . I guess "If you want porn, get Android" died with Steve. But somebody prove me wrong.
 
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