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How To Block YouTube On iPhone

Are you looking for ways to block YouTube on your iPhone? In this guide, we will walk you through several methods to effectively restrict access to YouTube and ensure a safe digital environment for your child.

To block YouTube on an iPhone, there are several methods you can try. The first method involves using the Screen Time feature:

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap on “Screen Time.”
  2. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “Content Restrictions.”
  3. Select “Apps” and set the limit to 12+ or lower to block YouTube.
  4. If the YouTube app is already installed, it will disappear, and downloading will be restricted.

Another method involves deleting the YouTube app and restricting new app installations:

  1. Long-press the YouTube app icon on the home screen and select “Remove App” > “Delete App” > “Delete.”
  2. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  3. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “iTunes & App Store Purchases.”
  4. Tap on “Installing Apps” and choose “Don’t Allow.”

You can also block YouTube in Safari and other browsers:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  2. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content.”
  3. Select “Limit Adult Websites” and tap on “Add Website” under “Never Allow.”
  4. Enter “https://www.youtube.com” as the website to block.

To limit time spent on YouTube, you can set up a time limit:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” and enable a Screen Time Passcode.
  2. Tap on “App Limits” > “Add Limit” > “YouTube” and set the desired time limit.
  3. Toggle on “Block at End of Limit” to block YouTube once the time limit is reached.

It is also possible to use Guided Access to limit access to only one app at a time.

Blocking YouTube ads can be done by using third-party ad blockers like AdLock.

Overall, there are multiple options available to block or limit access to YouTube on an iPhone.

Using Screen Time to Block YouTube

The Screen Time feature on your iPhone allows you to block access to certain apps, including YouTube. Follow these steps to utilize Screen Time and effectively restrict YouTube on your device.

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap on “Screen Time.”
  2. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “Content Restrictions.”
  3. Select “Apps” and set the limit to 12+ or lower to block YouTube.
  4. If the YouTube app is already installed, it will disappear, and downloading will be restricted.

Another method involves deleting the YouTube app and restricting new app installations:

  1. Long-press the YouTube app icon on the home screen and select “Remove App” > “Delete App” > “Delete.”
  2. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  3. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “iTunes & App Store Purchases.”
  4. Tap on “Installing Apps” and choose “Don’t Allow.”

You can also block YouTube in Safari and other browsers:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  2. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content.”
  3. Select “Limit Adult Websites” and tap on “Add Website” under “Never Allow.”
  4. Enter “https://www.youtube.com” as the website to block.

To limit time spent on YouTube, you can set up a time limit:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” and enable a Screen Time Passcode.
  2. Tap on “App Limits” > “Add Limit” > “YouTube” and set the desired time limit.
  3. Toggle on “Block at End of Limit” to block YouTube once the time limit is reached.

It is also possible to use Guided Access to limit access to only one app at a time.

Blocking YouTube ads can be done by using third-party ad blockers like AdLock.

Overall, there are multiple options available to block or limit access to YouTube on an iPhone.

Blocking YouTube in Browsers and Setting Time Limits

In addition to using Screen Time, there are other methods to block YouTube on your iPhone. This section will guide you through the steps to block YouTube in browsers, set time limits for YouTube usage, and even block annoying ads on the platform.

To block YouTube in Safari and other browsers, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
  2. Enable “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and tap on “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content.”
  3. Select “Limit Adult Websites” and tap on “Add Website” under “Never Allow.”
  4. Enter “https://www.youtube.com” as the website to block.

By following these steps, you can effectively block YouTube and prevent access to the website through browsers on your iPhone.

Additionally, if you want to set time limits for YouTube usage, here’s how:

  1. Go to “Settings” > “Screen Time” and enable a Screen Time Passcode.
  2. Tap on “App Limits” > “Add Limit” > “YouTube” and set the desired time limit.
  3. Toggle on “Block at End of Limit” to block YouTube once the time limit is reached.

These time limits will help you control and limit the amount of time spent on YouTube, ensuring a healthier balance between screen time and other activities.

Lastly, if you find YouTube ads to be intrusive and annoying, you can block them using third-party ad blockers like AdLock. Simply install the ad blocking app from the App Store and enable it to block ads on YouTube.

With these methods, you can have greater control over YouTube access, browsing, and time spent on your iPhone.