How to Set Content Restrictions on iPhone 14

This post will walk you through configuring the iPhone 14 Screen Time settings to manage in-app purchases and restrict access to specific contents. Here’s a quick guide to set content restrictions on the Apple iPhone 14 device.

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Your iPhone allows you to block or limit specific apps, features and content on your device. This is made possible with the iOS Content & Privacy Restrictions feature in Screen Time. If you’re new to iOS and need some input on how to access and activate this feature on the new iPhone 14 series, feel free to refer to these subsequent steps.

  1. Open the iOS Settings app to begin.



    To do this, find then tap the Gear/Settings icon from the Home screen or Apps library of your iPhone.

  2. While in the main settings menu, scroll to find then tap Screen Time.



    If you haven’t already, turn on Screen Time to enable relevant options including Content and Privacy restrictions. Otherwise, skip to the next step.

  3. From the Screen Time menu, tap Content & Privacy Restrictions.



    On the succeeding window, make sure that the Content & Restrictions switch is turned ON. Just toggle the switch if necessary.

  4. To continue, tap Content Restrictions.



    Different types of content categories will load up on the next screen.

  5. Select any from the listed media content that you'd like to restrict.



    Among the media content you can manage are music, podcasts, news, fitness, music videos, music profiles, movies, TV shows, books, apps, and app clips.

  6. To set restrictions to websites and pages, tap Web Content.



    On the succeeding menu, select your preferred restriction.

  7. You can also set exceptions to certain websites by adding the website address (URL) to the Always Allow list.



    To block access to specific websites, tap Add Website under Never Allow the enter the site URL to block.

  8. You can also set restrictions to the use of Siri for web search content and explicit language.



    Just tap Web Search Content or Explicit Language under Siri section then choose to Allow or Don't Allow.

  9. Restrictions can also be implemented for Game Center.



    Just select the option that you'd like to restrict under the Game Center section then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions.

    You may opt to Allow or Don't Allow multiplayer games, adding friends, connecting with friends, screen recording, nearby multiplayer, private messaging, profile privacy changes and avatar & nickname changes in Game Center.

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  • Settings
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  • Apple iPhone 14

What Happens with Restrictions Enabled on your iPhone?

When enabled, you can restrict your iPhone settings for explicit content, privacy, social media, gaming applications, iTunes and App Store in-app purchases and downloads. 

You can also use restrictions in Screen Time to limit access to the camera and sharing of photos on your iOS device.

To prevent anyone from altering your iPhone’s content and privacy restriction settings, setting a Screen Time passcode is recommended.

Just select the option to Use Screen Time Passcode from the Screen Time settings menu then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to secure Screen Time settings with a unique passcode. 

The Screen Time passcode must be different from the passcode that you use to unlock your iPhone.

And that’s it!