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[2024 Solved] How to Use Parental Controls on Apple TV?

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Cody Walsh

Updated: Jan 28, 2022 02:06 pm

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Parental controls are used when we want someone not to do certain things with Apple TV. They are used primarily for children to rest at night instead of watching movies or seasons.

You can place certain restrictions on your Apple TV also. In this article, you will get to know all the steps about how you can do Apple TV parental controls. Let's read more!

What Content Can be Restricted on Apple TV?

Many types of content can be restricted on Apple TV. Only authorized users can see all the content.

Restrictions on Apple TV content may include certain TV shows (that may be inappropriate for underage children), buying movies from Netflix, iTunes films, or seasons that have underaged ratings, restrictions on games such as GTA or two players play, a person cannot send a request on the center app nor can receive, many airplay restrictions.

Offensive and unsuitable content for children with 18+ ratings in parents’ guide IMDb.

How to Enable Restrictions on Apple TV?

To enable restrictions on Apple TV, you need to follow some simple steps. Remember, these restrictions are only for default TV or play store apps.

A person may not be able to restrict 3rd party sites or apps. You will need to change every app's setting which may be time-consuming. Follow the steps to complete the restriction process:

restriction on apple tv

  • Go to Settings option on Apple TV.
  • Now, search for the available choice; you will see the restriction option.
  • Turn restricted mode on, then press a four-digit code that only you know. Now restrictions are applied.
  • How to Restrict Purchases and Rentals on Apple TV?

    You can restrict purchases and rentals so that no one can use your account to make a purchase. You can hide the purchasable items so your kids wouldn't know this feature. It can be done by using the following steps.

  • To do so, you will have to select the restriction option in settings (restrictions steps were mentioned earlier).
  • Now, click on the Rental and Purchase option and put your passcode in it. Then click on the hide button.
  • How to Restrict In-App Purchases on Apple TV?

    People put in-app purchases so that no one can buy anything while playing by using your Apple account. They can be your cousins, friends, colleagues, kids, etc. Restrictions of in-app purchases can be done by using the following steps on apple TV.

  • Go to the homepage of your Apple TV and find default settings.
  • Now click on the General button.
  • Find the restriction option and put your passcode in it.
  • Search for in-app purchases option. Now you will see the word Block. Click on it.
  • How to Restrict Music Profiles on Apple TV?

    Apple TV gives you a feature that allows you to see music your friends listen to nowadays. If you are tired of watching this type of information, you can restrict the music profile on Apple TV.

  • On the homepage and click on the Settings option. From there, click on the available option.
  • Find restrictions and put your Apple ID password there.
  • Find the music profile option and click on it. After clicking, you will see a word named clean. Click on it.
  • How to Restrict TV Shows on Apple TV?

    If you want your child won't indulge in watching lousy content, then you can restrict them from watching certain TV shows that might have a bad influence on your children.

    Or you can limit the TV shows by their rating on your Apple TV. Many different options depending on the country you have set your ratings. Here we will use the US rating system:

  • First, you have to select settings from your Apple TV home screen.
  • Then you have to choose general. After selecting all-around, click on restrictions from a broad menu.
  • Now enter your passcode.
  • Then choose the apps. Now select the type of restrictions you want to apply.
  • Related Read: How to Put Restrictions on iPhone Devices for Kids? [Quick]

    How to Restrict Movies on Apple TV?

    If you want your child not to watch movies that will have a bad influence on them, then you can restrict them from not watching such movies, or you can limit specific films according to their ratings on your Apple TV. In this, we will use the US rating:

  • From the Apple TV home screen, select the settings option.
  • Now select general, then choose the option restrictions in the available menu.
  • Now enter your password.
  • Then click on movies. Select the type of restrictions you want to apply.
  • How to Restrict Apps on Apple TV?

    You can restrict certain apps by their rating on your Apple TV. Here we use US rating systems:

  • First, you have to click on the settings.
  • Then click on General.
  • Now click on restrictions from the general menu and enter your passcode.
  • Select the apps you want to restrict. Select the type of restriction.
  • How to Restrict Conference Room Display Settings on your Apple TV?

    Apple TV conference mode is used when you share your Apple screen with other iPhone devices so that a person can see what you are doing. If you want to disable this feature, then follow the steps below.

  • On the home screen of your Apple TV and click on the default settings.
  • Two clicks on the available button, then click the restriction option.
  • Find the conference room display, then click on it. You may find this option after scrolling.
  • How to Restrict Location Service Settings on Your Apple TV?

    Apple TV gives you a feature in which you can find the location of your current place. If you want no one to track you, no matter wherever you are, follow the following steps.

  • Go to the settings option on the home screen of your Apple TV.
  • Tap on General option.
  • Now click on the restriction button and enter the four-digit passcode.
  • Now scroll down and find where location services are. You may find this option in the bottom menu.
  • Related Read: How to Lock Your Child's iPhone Remotely?

    How to Set a Time Limit on Apple TV?

    You can set the Apple TV screen time limit through the settings.

  • Go to the default settings and click on the screen time option.
  • It will show you a list of information that you may need to know.
  • Click on Continue. A pop-up will appear, showing you two options like who is using this device, you or your child.
  • If you want to set screen time, click on the "this is my child device" option.
  • What Do I Do If I Forget My Parental Control Password?

    If you have forgotten about your parental control password, then you can do a factory resetting. But before factory reset, it makes sure you have backed up all your data as it will bring the TV to its default settings.


    After reading, you may know that this article has given you almost all the information related to parental control on the Apple TV, whether it be Apple TV screen time, airplay restrictions, or any other Apple TV parental control option. Moreover, if you are finding a tool to set parental control on Android phone, then KidsGuard is the best choice for you!

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    By Cody Walsh

    An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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