How to Disable Apple Music iOS 12 Limitations

Using the “Privacy and Content Restrictions” option for the “Screen Time” function, you can block or restrict access to certain programs and functions on your child’s device. You can also set limits on inappropriate content, purchases, downloads, and privacy in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch settings.

Configure Privacy and Content Restrictions

  1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
  2. Click Continue and select “This is my [device]” or “This is [my device] of my child.”
    • If you are a parent or guardian and want to exclude the possibility of changing the settings on your device by another family member, select the option “Use passcode”. Then enter the passcode again to confirm.
    • If you configure the “Screen Time” function on your child’s device, follow the instructions until you are prompted to enter the “Main Password Code” and enter it. Re-enter the password code to confirm.
    • Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions.” If necessary, enter the passcode and select the “Content and Privacy” option.

    Be sure to select a password that does not match the one used to unlock the device. To change the password code on your child’s device, go to the Settings menu “Screen time” [your child’s name]. Then click “Change Screen Time Password Code” or “Turn Off Screen Time Password Code” and authenticate the changes with Face ID, Touch ID or device password code.

    If you forgot the passcode for restrictions set in the previous version of iOS, or the passcode for the “Screen Time” function, delete all data from the device and configure it as new to delete the passcode. When restoring a device, the old password is not deleted.

    How to Disable Apple Music iOS 12 Limitations

    Blocking purchases on the iTunes Store and App Store

    You can also prevent your child from installing or uninstalling programs, making in-app purchases, etc. To block purchases or downloads from the iTunes Store and App Store, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions.” Enter the password if necessary.
    3. Click “Shopping on the iTunes Store and App Store.”
    4. Select a setting and set the value to “Do not allow.”

    You can also change the password settings for additional purchases in the iTunes Store, App Store, or Book Store. Follow steps 1–3 and select the option “Always ask” or “Do not request”.

    Providing access to firmware and features

    You can restrict the use of firmware or features. When you turn off programs and functions, they are not deleted, but simply temporarily disappear from the Home screen. For example, if you turn off the Mail program, it will not appear on the Home screen until you turn it on again.

    To change the list of allowed programs:

    1. Go to the Settings menu “Screen time.”
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions.”
    3. Enter the password for the “Screen Time” function.
    4. Click “Allowed Applications.”
    5. Select the programs you want to allow access to.

    Prevent access to inappropriate content and age limits

    You can also prevent playing music with inappropriate content and watching movies or TV shows with a certain age limit. Programs also have an age limit, which can be changed using content restrictions.

    To restrict access to inappropriate content and apply age limits, follow these steps:

    The following are the types of content that you can restrict access to.

    • Age limit: select a country or region in the age limit section so that the appropriate age limit for this region is automatically applied to the content.
    • Music, podcasts and news: exclude the ability to play music, clips, podcasts and news with inappropriate content.
    • Music Profiles and Publications: Eliminate the ability to share with friends what you listen to and display what they listen to.
    • Films: Exclude films with a certain age limit.
    • TV Show: Exclude TV shows with a specific age limit.
    • Books: Exclude age-specific content.
    • Programs: Exclude programs with a specific age limit.

    Blocking content from the Internet

    iOS can automatically filter website content to restrict access to adult content in Safari and programs on your device. You can also add certain websites to the list of allowed or blocked websites, or you can only provide access to allowed websites. Follow the steps below.

    1. Go to the Settings menu “Screen time.”
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions,” and then enter the password for the “Screen Time” feature.
    3. Click Content Restrictions, and then click Web Content.
    4. Select Unrestricted Access, Adult Site Limit, or Only Allowed Websites.

    Depending on the access granted, you may need to add certain information, such as the address of the website that you want to block.

    Restricting Siri to Search the Web

    To restrict Siri, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions,” and then click “Content Restrictions.”
    3. Scroll down to Siri and select the desired settings.

    You can limit the following Siri features.

    • Search for content on the Internet: Prevent Siri from searching the Internet.
    • Profanity: Prevent Siri from displaying profanity.

    Game Center Limitations

    To limit the capabilities of Game Center, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions,” and then click “Content Restrictions.”
    3. Scroll down to Game Center and select the desired settings.

    You can limit the following Game Center features.

    • Multi-player games: eliminate the possibility of playing with multiple players.
    • Add friends: exclude the ability to add friends in Game Center.
    • Screen Recording: Eliminate the ability to record screen image and sound.

    Ability to change privacy settings

    The privacy settings on your device allow you to control the access of programs to information or hardware components stored on the device. For example, you can let a social network application request permission to use the camera to take and upload pictures.

    To allow changing privacy settings, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions.” Enter the password if necessary.
    3. Click “Privacy” and select the settings that you want to block access to.

    Here are some settings and features that you can restrict access to.

    • Location Services: Prevent apps and websites from accessing your location.
    • Contacts: Prevent programs from accessing your contacts.
    • Calendars: Prevent programs from accessing your calendar.
    • Reminders: Prevent programs from accessing your reminders.
    • Photos: Prevent programs from accessing your photos.
    • Share your location: Prevent Messaging and Find Friends from accessing your location.
    • Bluetooth sharing: Prevent devices and programs from transferring data via Bluetooth.
    • Microphone: Prevent programs from accessing your microphone.
    • Speech Recognition: Prevent programs from accessing the Speech Recognition and Dictation features.
    • Advertising: Prevent changing the settings related to advertising.
    • Media and Apple Music: Prevent programs from accessing your photos,s, or music library.

    Ability to change other settings and functions

    Allow changes to other settings and functions in the same way as in the case of privacy settings.

    1. Go to the “Settings” menu and select the “Screen Time” function.
    2. Click “Privacy and Content Restrictions.” Enter the password if necessary.
    3. In the “Allow Changes” section, select the features or settings that you can change, and then select “Allow” or “Do Not Allow”.

    Here are some settings and features that you can allow changing.

    • Passwords: Prevent changing passwords.
    • Accounts: Prevent changing the settings associated with accounts and passwords.
    • Cellular network data transfer: Do not change the settings related to cellular data transmission.
    • Volume limitation: prohibit changing the volume settings for safe listening.
    • Do Not Disturb Driver Mode: Prevent changes to the Do Not Disturb Driver mode.
    • TV Service Provider: Prevent changing settings related to the TV service provider.
    • Background programs work: prohibit changing the work of background programs.

    Additional Information

    Organizations and educational institutions often use profiles to enable restrictions. To find out if a profile is installed on your device, go to the Settings menu “Basic” “Profiles”. For more information, contact the administrator or the person who set up the profile.

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