How To Restrict Specific Websites On Safari In iPhone

It’s no secret that children love digital devices!

Whether they are playing games, chatting with friends or watching YouTube videos, they’re constantly connected. Chances are that even when they are browsing something productive, they might get distracted with meaningless, adult and inappropriate content.

Such things can certainly plant the wrong ideas in children’s mind. Speaking of which, the rise in violence and cyberbullying among them is the clear indicator of this. So, next time whenever you hand over your smartphone to a nagging toddler, make sure you protect it against unwholesome content, unauthorized purchases and more. Thankfully, it’s not that difficult, because this is all you need to do!

Restrict Specific Websites On Safari
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How To Block Certain Websites in Safari on iOS 12?

Restricting access to specific websites on the iPhone requires just a few taps and swipes. With Screen Time update, Apple has strengthened parental controls so that you have complete control over phone usage of your kid’s device. You can also set a time limit for accessing individual applications to prevent your little one from overusing the device.

Step 1- Launch Settings app > Go to Screen Time > Find and toggle on Content Privacy & Restrictions.

block websites in safari on iOS 12

Step 2- Tap ‘Content Restrictions’ to proceed > Go to the Web Content settings menu & activate Limit Adult Websites option.

Step 3- Click on Add Websites option > Add URL of the website you wish to block on your iPhone.

Content Restrictions

Step 4- Tap Done!

Step 5- Keep adding more website URLs into the list to block more obscene content & inappropriate websites.

How To Complete Kid-Proof Your iPhone?

Controlling what your kid can do on your device starts with using a safe browsing app to block obscene websites and other inappropriate images. For the purpose you can use Porn Block Plus, that helps in maintaining family welfare & ensuring safe usage of the smartphone by both adults and kids. To use this application, one doesn’t require to download any third-party browser, it just gets installed as a plug-in for Safari. Other than blocking, Porn Block Plus also filters explicit images and links from the web. Hence, you can confidently hand over your iPhone to your children without any fear.

And did we tell you the best part? You don’t need to sign up or subscribe anything to use this Porn Blocker, as it’s completely free!

Porn Block Plus


How To Block Obscene Content Via OpenDNS On iPhone?

You can simply configure your iPhone’s DNS settings to block access to certain sites. Keep in mind, this method would only work when your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi network and not the mobile data.

To block obscene content by configuring OpenDNS, follow the method below:

Step 1- Launch iPhone settings > Go to Wi-Fi > tap on ‘i’ button (the icon would be present next to the Wi-Fi name you’re connected to).

iPhone settings


Step 2- Select Configure DNS option, by default it would have been set to Automatic > click on Manual option to further modify the IP address.

Step 3- Replace the DNS server ID to and second, with the default IP address from the list.

Configure DNS

 Step 4- OpenDNS site > create account (if needed) > start blocking websites on a DNS level.

That’s all folks! Go and block certain websites from your iOS devices right away!

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