How to Block Adult Websites on iPhone Without Apps?

Do you have a child who is attached to his iPhone or iPad every time? Then there is a high chance your child to get engaged in adult content, especially if you have a younger kid. Mobile phones have become a part of our children’s life nowadays; it can lure your child towards adult content. So, how do you block adult websites on an iPhone without apps to protect your child from seeing mature content?

If you want to start parental control over your child’s iPhone or yours to block adult content, then you can simply go with the iPhone Content restriction option. There you can restrict or blacklist every pornography website both automatically and manually. This way, your child cannot access any adult content or website while browsing the internet.

Now, let’s see the working process of blocking explicit content or starting parental controls on iPhone, iPad, iTouch through screen time and manual.

Shall we start!

How to Block Adult Websites on iPhone?

If you want to protect your child from seeing sexual content on IOS, then you can easily block or restrict mature content on your child iPhone. This way, whenever your child wants to access such content, then it will show a message “site is blocked.” Moreover, you can also set a passcode to the settings so that your kid can’t change or unblock the website.

One way to block explicit content on IOS is from screen time and another from restriction. Both methods vary from the version of IOS.

So follow the following steps to prevent adult websites on iPhone, iPad, iTouch.

Note: Blocking sexual content on iPhone implies on various browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. This means it doesn’t matter which browser you use on your iPhone for browsing; you can easily restrict adult content on it.

Block Adult Content Above IOS 11

If you are using IOS version 12 or above that then follow the following procedure to prevent child from accessing adult websites on Safari, Chrome, Firefox.

  1. Go to the iPhone Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Screen Time.
  3. Next, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  4. Now, set a passcode which to protect your settings.
  5. After that, enable the Content & Privacy Restrictions option.
  6. Next, tap on Content Restrictions.
  7. Select Web Content.
  8. Now, tap on Limit Adult Websites to block mature content on iPhone.
  9. Finally, exit from the settings to save changes.

Now, your child can’t access explicit websites and content on the browser.

Block Adult Content Below IOS 12

If you are using IOS version 11 or lower than that, then you have to follow a little bit different steps to restrict adult websites on iPhone, iPad, iTouch.

  1. Go to iPhone Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Next, tap on Restrictions.
  4. After that, set a Restrictions passcode.
  5. Now, tap on Enable Restriction.
  6. Again type your previous passcode to confirm.
  7. Under Allowed Content section, tap on Websites option.
  8. Finally, select Limit Adult Content.

Now, whenever your kid browses something on the internet that contains adult stuff, then iPhone automatically blocks that content from showing.

How to Block Specific Adult Websites in IOS?

iPhone users can also block specific or selected adult websites only. This means you can make a list of adult content or other explicit websites then block them one by one.

If you follow the above method to block adult websites on iPhone without apps, then it will filter out all the websites that contain sexual words. To be more precise, it can also restrict such website that doesn’t contain adult stuff and let the main adult website slip through. That’s because the filtering or rating mechanism of Apple isn’t good. It relies on third-party filtering, which is not good enough to block entire mature websites.

To be said, instead of using the screen time method, you can manually add a list of the adult website so that your child cannot visit them. Besides, you can also add a specific website that is suitable for your kid to visit.

Now, to block selected or specific adult and other websites on iPhone, iPad, iTouch, follow the following procedures.

Note: You can remove or add adult and other websites whenever you want. Plus, you can follow the same steps from the above section to websites or Web Content.

  1. Once you reach to websites or Web content section, tap on Specific/Allowed Websites Only.
  2. Under the Never Allow section, tap on Add a Website.
  3. Now, type a Title of the Website or Website name.
  4. Next, copy and paste the URL of the website which you want to block on the iPhone.
  5. Repeat the same process to add other websites to a block list.
  6. Finally, exit the settings to save changes.

Now, if your child tries to open a website that is on a block list, then it will display a message “site is blocked.” Besides, you can also include other websites that are harmful to your kid on a blacklist. Don’t worry; they can’t unblock those websites without your provided passcode.

Why Safari Doesn’t Open Some Websites?

There are various reasons why Safari can’t open a website. Some of the issues can be in the internal device, and others can be in the Safari browser itself. So, I have provides few troubleshooting solutions to fix Safari can’t find server or websites problem.

Take a closer look.

  • Check your internet connection
  • Close and Re-open Safari
  • Change the date and time of your device
  • Disable firewall and antivirus
  • Specify proxy servers
  • Re-load the page
  • Force quit Safari browser
  • Restart your device

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Block Pop-up on iPhone?

Yes, you can block pop-up ads on an iPhone when you are using Safari.

Can You Block In-app Purchases?

Yes, you can use your iTunes preferences to set a password while purchasing in order to block in-app purchases on iPhone.


It’s important for you to take control over your child device and check it from time to time. Maybe they are luring into bad habits or other unusual activities which they should not be. So, you can start a parental control on your iPhone to block adult websites without apps. If you think your child is mature enough, then you can unblock them anytime you want.

If you have any queries, then feel free to ask in the comment section down below.

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