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How To Block Adult Content on Android

How To Block Adult Content On Android

Are you concerned about ads and other inappropriate content popping up on your Android device for your children? Fortunately, you can easily block adult content with a few taps. 

Quick Answer

To block adult content on Android, open Google Play Store, tap the menu icon, and choose “Settings” from the bottom. Under the “User controls” section, tap “Parental controls”. Tap the toggle from the next screen to enable parental controls on your Android device.

We have come up with a detailed guide for you on how to block adult content on android devices with or without taking the help of third-party apps.

Blocking Adult Content on Android

If you’re wondering how to block adult content on your Android device, our 7 step-by-step methods will help you perform this task without much hassle.

Method #1: Using Google Play Restrictions

With these steps, you can quickly block the apps on your Android device that promote adult content using the Google Play restrictions.

  1. Head to Google Play Store on your phone.
  2. Tap the menu icon and select “Settings” at the bottom.
  3. Under “User controls”, select “Parental controls”
  4. Enable “Parental controls” by tapping the toggle next to it.
  5. A pop-up asking you to create a PIN will appear on the screen. 
  6. Tap “OK” to set the PIN and choose restrictions from the next screen based on your child’s age.
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Quick Tip

Using the PIN, you can change the parental control settings on your device and prevent your children from installing specific apps containing inappropriate content.

All Done!

Tap “Save” to successfully block the apps promoting adult content

Method #2: Enabling Safe Browsing

You can enable safe browsing with these steps to block adult content on your Android phone.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon at the top-right corner.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Under the “Advanced” section, tap “Privacy”.
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That’s It!

Check the box next to “Safe Browsing” to block websites that show adult content on your phone.

Method #3: Using Google App SafeSearch

You can also block adult content using the Google app on your Android device.

  1. Go to Google on your Android device.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon at the bottom.
  3. Tap “Settings” and go to “General”.
  4. Find “SafeSearch” and tap the toggle next to it to enable the option.
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Method #4: Using SafeSearch Filters on Chrome

To block websites on your Android device that display adult content, use the SafeSearch Filters on Chrome with these steps.

  1. Launch Chrome on your device.
  2. Go to google.com/preferences using the search bar.
  3. A Search Settings page will appear on the screen.
  4. Find the “SafeSearch Filters” section and select the “Filter explicit results” option under it.
All Set!

Tap “Save” at the bottom to successfully block adult content on your Android device.

Method #5: Switching to OpenDNS

Another way to block adult content on your Android device is to switch to OpenDNS in the following way.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, long press the Wi-Fi icon, and go to Wi-Fi Settings.
  2. Tap and hold the Wi-Fi network you are connected to and choose “Static” from the pop-up screen.
  3. In the “DNS1” and “DNS2” fields, enter the “208.67.222.222” and “208.67.220.220” IP addresses, respectively.
  4. The OpenDNS is successfully enabled on your device and will block adult content.
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Warning

The above method doesn’t block all the adult websites on your device and is not too reliable.

Method #6: Using the YouTube App

Although YouTube is not known for showing adult content explicitly, you may sometime see some video that is not appropriate for your children. If you are concerned about your kids accessing this content on your device, you can block it in the following way. 

  1. Open YouTube on your Android phone.
  2. Select your profile icon from the top.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Select “General” and find the “Restricted Mode”.
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All Done!

Tap the toggle next to “Restricted Mode” to block the adult content on your Android YouTube app.

Method #7: Using the SPIN Safe Browser App

With these steps, it is possible to block the adult content on your Android phone by installing and using the SPIN Safe Browser app on your device.

  1. Install the SPIN Safe Browser app on your phone using Google Play Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, open it and tap “Agree” to proceed.
  3. Tap “Next” followed by tapping “Let’s get started!” to reach the app’s main screen.
  4. Use the search bar to search for any information you need without adult content popping out on your screen.
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What You’ll See

A screen saying “This page is blocked” will appear on the SPIN Safe Browser if someone tries to access an adult website.

Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed how to block adult content on Android devices while using the Chrome browser, YouTube, or any other app. We’ve also discussed using the SPIN Safe browser app to block web pages showing adult content.

Hopefully, you got the answer you were looking for and can now quickly restrict websites and app content on your Android smartphone and tablets that is unsuitable for your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I restrict mature content on iPhone?

To restrict adult or mature content on iPhone, open the Settings app and tap “Screen Time”. Go to “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap the toggle next to “Content & Privacy Restriction” to enable it. Now, tap the “Content Restriction” option, choose “Web Content” next, and finally tap “Limit Adult Websites”.

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