Controls & Settings guide

iTunes Parental Controls

iTunes Parental Controls alow you to restrict explicit content from displaying in the iTunes Store. This includes disabling podcasts, radio content and shared music so that these items don’t appear on the left side of the iTunes window.

What do I need?

iTunes account

Restrictions you can apply

Inappropriate content

Apps access

Media Streaming


Step by Step Instructions


Open the iTunes app.


For Mac users: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose ‘iTunes’ and then select ‘Preferences’.

For Windows Users: From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose ‘Edit’ and then ‘Preferences’.


Once there, click the ‘Restrictions’ tab.


Click on ‘Parental Controls’.


You can now select the items that you want to disable and restrict. You can also set rating levels for movies, TV shows, and apps using the menus to the right of these items.


If you want to make sure that other people can’t make changes to your restrictions, click the ‘lock icon’ in the lower-left corner of the window and enter the administrator password for your computer.

If you later want to make changes to what you disable or restrict, click the lock icon and enter your password when prompted.


To set a maturity level to a specific profile, go back to the homescreen and select the profile icon at the top again. This time select ‘Manage Profiles’.


Click ‘OK’ to confirm your choices.

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