1. patstar5's Avatar
    We got my sister a nokia lumia 520 and my mom wants to block the internet from it. Is there a way to do this? Also is there a way to only allow certain apps on app store? I wish android and microsoft would have better parental controls like the iphone does. It is so easy to block everything with ios. At least on android you can download an app to lock down other apps. So, is there a way to do this on windows phone?
    08-30-2014 12:08 PM
  2. patstar5's Avatar
    I just realized I put interenet instead of internet....
    08-30-2014 12:12 PM
  3. Aviskri's Avatar
    Read this http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/ho...-windows-phone
    Also in WP 8.1 you can set application's corner
    08-30-2014 12:35 PM
  4. Ashwin J Pillai's Avatar
    Kids corner from setting bro... You missed the most fascinating feature of WP
    08-30-2014 12:36 PM
  5. Abhishek P's Avatar
    I think my family thing is the best.
    Coz even though kids corner and apps corner are good, it makes no sense to give her the phone and not let her use the phone properly.
    08-30-2014 12:38 PM
  6. patstar5's Avatar
    I think my family thing is the best.
    Coz even though kids corner and apps corner are good, it makes no sense to give her the phone and not let her use the phone properly.
    Well it stills allows access to Internet Explorer, it only lets me block downloading of apps and change app rating
    08-30-2014 03:22 PM
  7. Kellzea's Avatar
    Go to bing desktop and change the settings on there to strict.
    08-30-2014 03:42 PM
  8. patstar5's Avatar
    Go to bing desktop and change the settings on there to strict.
    Doesn't that only block search results on bing?
    08-30-2014 04:24 PM
  9. switch side method's Avatar
    Yep... It doesn't block anything adult if your using wifi...
    08-30-2014 04:34 PM
  10. patstar5's Avatar
    Yep... It doesn't block anything adult if your using wifi...
    So there is no solution on window's phone? Microsoft needs to fix this, they are pushing low end devices but do not have good parental controls. If it was a moto E or g I could install an app and block it
    08-30-2014 04:37 PM
  11. WDavis4692's Avatar
    It can't block adult websites if you're using Wi-Fi but this isn't a phone limitation. Adult websites/content are blocked by your ISP. You need to get in touch with your ISP or consider installing a security filter of sorts. I have no idea how to do this, but it's not dissimilar to the way schools set up a firewall to block mature websites.

    With regards to websites viewed on your cellular data connection: You can either disable cellular data - but this means Wi-Fi is your only way to accessing the internet. Alternatively your carrier should (by default) block mature content; if not they should provide the means to set this up.

    With regards to limiting access to certain apps - well - this is actually a feature coming with Cyan Update 1. It'll allow you to create a virtual home screen on your phone, allowing the user access to only select apps of your choice.

    Personally I think the parental controls are quite decent. I'd be dubious about installing a third-party app to block content, as in order to do so it needs access to my browsing habits.
    08-30-2014 05:17 PM
  12. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Every router has a website filter that can use a wildcard (asterisk) to indicate BLOCK WEBSITE WITH THIS NAME AND WHATEVER COMES BEFORE OR AFTER THAT WORD.

    Just need to find the popular names for porn sites... Go crazy with that.
    08-30-2014 09:23 PM

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