How do I block TV-MA rated television shows from my child's iPhone?

iOS TV Ratings

Just like with explicit music and R-rated movies you can block television shows rated TV-Y to TV-MA on any iOS devices. Here's how:

  1. Open the Settings app on the device you want to restrict.
  2. Navigate to General > Restrictions.
  3. Enter or create a four digit passcode only you will know and remember.
  4. Scroll down to the "Allowed Content" section.
  5. Tap TV Shows.
  6. Tap each rating you want to restrict. A blue check means that rating will be available to download on that device.

This will only block a user from downloading TV-MA rated television shows to the restricted device from iTunes. You can learn how to block websites with adult content here.

TV-MA stands for "Mature Audience Only." You can see a description of all the different television guidlines here.


very easy

1. Turn on the phone
2. Open up safari
3. Go to
4. Put the phone on the kitchen table or somewhere where it can be found
5. Walk away