Enable iTunes Parental Restrictions
How to Enable iTunes Parental Restrictions on Windows and Mac

At present time where your kids can access any type of content online, it’s very important to check what they’re watching. The Internet is growing very fast and hosts every type of content. So, there are many chances that your child may accidentally access adult content (Trust me! No parent will ever want to come across such situation). Unless you decided to take some necessary measures. There is a way you can enable iTunes Parental restrictions on Windows and Mac, and put a check on what type of content your child is watching. This way you can ensure that your child is safe from such explicit material.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the process in brief

Read More: How to download videos on your iPhone without iTunes

Enable iTunes Parental Restrictions on Windows and Mac

What content you can restrict using iTunes parental restrictions

Using iTunes parental control restrictions, you can turn off access to the following content:

  • Apple Music
  • Podcasts
  • Internet radio
  • Apple Music Connect
  • iTunes Store and iTunes U
  • Shared libraries

You can also prevent you children from watching movies or TV shows with specific ratings, listening to music with explicit content, download apps not suitable for users below a specific age, and read books with questionable content.

Enable iTunes Parental Restrictions on Windows and Mac

You can easily set up Parental Restrictions on Windows and Mac. Just follow some simple instructions mentioned below:
Enter iTunes Preferences

Step 1. First of all, navigate to iTunes preferences. In order to do this:

On Windows

  • Open iTunes app and then go to Edit > Preferences

On Mac

  • Open iTunes app
  • Go to iTunes > Preferences

Step 2. Once you’ve navigated to iTunes preferences, click on the Restrictions tab to enter Restrictions section of iTunes
Restriction Prefefrences
Step 3. In the Restrictions section, you’re presented with a list of items for which you can restrict access. Just select the items you want to disable and restrict.

You can also set rating levels for movies, TV shows, and apps

Step 4. Click OK to confirm your choices

Important Note: If you want to ensure that other people can’t make changes to your restrictions, click on the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the window. This will disable other people from making any changes.

Also read: 3 simple ways to transfer music from iTunes to Android

Bonus tip: Enable iTunes parental control restrictions on iOS

In order to enable iTunes parental control restrictions on iOS:

Step 1. Launch General settings
Step 2. Tap on Restrictions > Enable Restrictions
Enable Restrictions
Step 3. Now, you’ll be asked to set up a 4-digit code to enable restrictions. Set up a code that isn’t easy to guess
Step 4. In the next step, you’re presented with a list of services for which you want to enable parental control restrictions (iTunes Store, Apple Music Connect, Podcasts, etc.).

You can also disable deleting and installing apps, and making in-app purchases
Select Restrictions
Step 5. Scroll down to find the Allowed Content section. Here, you’ll find seven categories for which you can restrict access
Allowed Content
Ratings for

Allows you to select the rating system for the country you live in.

Music, Podcasts & News

Let’s you filter objectionable content.


The movies section allows you to restrict movies with specific ratings.

TV Shows

It is quite similar to the movies section. Here, you can select the TV shows you want to allow your children to watch


Lets you impose an age restriction on the apps you install from the iTunes app store.


Allows you to block explicit language and web search content.


In this section, you can filter websites with adult content or select the apps you want your children to watch

Step 6. Once you’re done with all changes, exit out of settings. They will be automatically saved on the iOS device

That’s all we’ve in our complete guide on how to enable iTunes parental restrictions on Windows and Mac. Stay tuned for more updates!

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