- Open the Play Store.
- Tap the menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Parental Controls.
- Tap that category instead, select your desired rating, and then tap SAVE.
- Enter your four-digit PIN and tap OK.
How to TURN OFF Parental Controls WITHOUT pin
In order to turn parental controls off, you need to access the Parental Controls Passcode option in the Settings app. This is available on devices running iOS 9 or later.
For instructions on how to enter the passcode and turn off parental controls, see How do I change my child’s device passcode? To turn off iTunes Store purchases with a lower age limit than their current age, in the same window, click Set an upper age limit for iTunes Store purchases.
What if I need to go into Parental Controls after I’ve forgotten the passcode?
If you’ve entered an incorrect password three times, parental controls will be completely turned off for your device and you’ll need to erase all content and settings in order to reset all settings on your iOS devices or Mac computer. You can do that by using either of these methods: Erase all content and settings > Enter your Apple ID password > Click Erase (you might need to sign in) > Agree to Terms & Conditions twice then click Restore
OR with Find My iPhone turned on: Go to Find My iPhone > Sign in with your iCloud account details > Click the device name at the top of the screen > Erase (Note: erase might not be available after several failed attempts).
If you’re using Family Sharing: In addition to following these steps, your family member must also have signed out from their iCloud account from any other Apple devices that are associated with yours. For more information about managing your family members’ accounts, go to Managing Family Purchases.
Can I manage my children’s purchases if they’re using Family Sharing?
If your family members use Family Sharing, managing their media and app purchases is as easy as being part of a family group with them on Apple devices that are signed in with the same iCloud account. When an item is bought or downloaded, it’s automatically approved for all other family members’ devices. By default, the family organizer needs to approve all purchases for other members of their Family Sharing group on an individual basis (this is similar to setting up restrictions). You can turn off Family Purchase Requests to disable your approval from being required when a family member wants to make an in-app purchase.
If your child’s age is set to 13 or under and you have turned off Parental Controls on any of your devices: Go to Settings > General > Restrictions and enter their Apple ID password > Turn off Ask for Password (you might need to sign in) then click Done at the top right corner. When this option is turned off, your child will not be prompted for an Apple ID password when they try to make a purchase.
If your child’s age is set to 14 or over and you have turned off Parental Controls on any of your devices: Go to Settings > General > Restrictions and enter their Apple ID password > Turn on Require Password then click Done at the top right corner (the Require Password slider will be blue when it’s on). When this option is turned on, they will need to enter their Apple ID password before each purchase. If your family uses Family Sharing with a family organizer who has chosen not to manage media or app purchases for other members, anyone in that group can still make purchases from most store pages without needing approval from the family organizer if Ask for Password is enabled.
Can I use the Volume Limit feature in combination with parental controls?
Yes, it’s possible to set restrictions on the volume level of explicit music and audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Store. Volume Limit can be turned on separately from Parental Controls. When you turn on Volume Limit in the Restrictions settings, there is a grayed-out option for setting an age limit for explicit content that cannot be changed. If no age is set in this restriction or if Parental Controls are not enabled at all after turning on Volume Limit, explicit songs will play at full volume when they’re first played or streamed. Explicit tracks must be played once before this restriction takes effect. Subsequent plays of those songs may require parent approval until your child turns 18 years old or raises their Apple ID account’s age to 18 years old. Remove explicit songs from your music library by turning off explicit in iTunes Match, then select the tracks you’d like to delete and choose Delete Song from the File menu. If you don’t use iTunes Match or iCloud Music Library, turn on Limit Explicit Songs for Apple Music Settings so that you can manually start playing your child’s explicit content as they grow older and are more responsible with their device.
1. Open the Play Store.
2. Tap the menu.
3. Tap Settings.
4. Tap Parental Controls.
5. Tap that category instead, select your desired rating, and then tap SAVE.
6. Enter your four-digit PIN and tap OK.
If your family uses Family Sharing with a family organizer who has chosen not to manage media or app purchases for other members, anyone in that group can still make purchases from most store pages without needing approval from the family organizer if Ask for Password is enabled. Family members under the age of 18 will need to get your approval for any in-app purchase requests they make.