November 26, 2012
If you're sharing a computer in the family and want to use ratings to restrict access to content available through iTunes, choose Preferences from the iTunes menu and then the Parental tab in the resulting panel. You can set ratings restrictions for movies (G, PG, R, and so on), TV shows (TV-Y, TV-12, and so on), apps (4+, 9+, and so on) and more, and you can also turn off access to podcasts, radio, and the iTunes store (but still allow iTunes U access). On iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, restriction control is available on each individual device. Tap Settings, then General, then Restrictions. When you tap Enable Restrictions you'll be asked to set up a Restrictions passcode, which is a different passcode from the one you may have set up to block unauthorized use of the device itself. The Restrictions passcode prevents unauthorized changes to the restrictions you put in place. In addition to the content restrictions you can enable, you can also restrict the ability to install and delete apps, use the camera, and more.