iPhone gif block. Please help me!

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  1. Praseala Dumwell

    Praseala Dumwell New Member

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    iPhone iMessage #images
    Okay so be easy on me I know everyone is going to say I’m too strict. I just really want an answer and no questions please. This is a long story. I’ve been trying to search this for years and I am sick of spending endless hours on google and bing and apple trying to figure this out. I’ve even tried to contact Apple about this.

    Ok so. Yes I have kids Yes I have screen time Yes I know about every restriction there is.

    I have phones locked down to the max. We use desktops and iPads but phones I want locked down as tight as I can - for reasons I don’t wish to disclose at the moment.

    Now onto the question.

    iMessage. We all know they have the annoying app sticker store that can’t be deleted. I know how to hide the bar. I know I can put “don’t allow to install apps” and the app sticker store will “disappear”. I have that done. My issue is mostly with #images. I know how to make those go away too but I’ve actually found a loophole. Well. My kids did.

    There’s explicit gifs in there. I have begged Apple to restrict them for years or let me know how. For example if someone sends a gif. It will say at the bottom “giphy sent via #images” and if you click that it will bring up the App Store or images even if it’s blocked! I can’t control if someone sends them a gif and this allows them to open it

    Also, a glitch within Apple I have discovered. If you go to your iPhone iMessage list. As if u are going to try to hide them or add them to the app bar, the search bar at the top that says “search iMessage apps” if you type #images it will actually let you access them. Even if they are blocked.

    I just want a way to either get rid of the search iMessage apps bar that is listed once u click the three dots where app sticker store is. Or just something I can do. Disabling iMessage doesn’t work. I have looked for app ad blockers that may let me remove that search bar and I can’t find one.

    I’m desperate. Like willing to pay someone to help me with this since a lot of you are tech geniuses.

    Thanks everyone for any help u may give.
     

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    J. A. Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to iPhone Forums, @Praseala Dumwell!

    We are not tech geniuses, we‘re just a bunch of people dedicated to the iPhone, discussing it‘s features and trying to help, if possible, and we don‘t get any payment. If we can help, we do it for free.

    We are not affiliated with Apple.

    I‘ve removed your duplicate thread. Posting the same problem twice won‘t help getting better solutions. Keeping the discussion in one thread only will more likely help.

    I do hope someone can help solving your issue. Good luck!
     
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    Please someone help me
     

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