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rdbjr57

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I'm setting up my wireless router at home to put parental controls in place. I'm pretty close to what I want but am stuck and have no idea how to proceed. I can block wireless access by device, either the device entirely or specific times of day. I can also limit specific apps (internet, for example.) I can set up, for instance, facebook.com to not work via the Safari browser, but it also stops the iPhone Facebook app from working. So up to this point, I can do what I want.

But on other apps I'm having trouble. If I want to block the delivered app "Messages" (for instant messaging) what domain do I list in the "blocked" list? (Like I entered facebook.com and the facebook app is blocked.) Is there a list somewhere of "domain names" for iPhone apps?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm setting up my wireless router at home to put parental controls in place. I'm pretty close to what I want but am stuck and have no idea how to proceed. I can block wireless access by device, either the device entirely or specific times of day. I can also limit specific apps (internet, for example.) I can set up, for instance, facebook.com to not work via the Safari browser, but it also stops the iPhone Facebook app from working. So up to this point, I can do what I want. But on other apps I'm having trouble. If I want to block the delivered app "Messages" (for instant messaging) what domain do I list in the "blocked" list? (Like I entered facebook.com and the facebook app is blocked.) Is there a list somewhere of "domain names" for iPhone apps? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Bob
The only way I know to restrict certain usages for a minor is to go to Settings>General>Restrictions. You will need to use a passcode the minor does not know. I don't know if Messages is listed. Do you refer to iMessage? You would need to restrict App Store downloads. How old is the child?
 
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I'm talking about putting restrictions on the router, not on the iPhone/iPad. There are two kids... pre teen boy and young teenage girl.
 

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