How to Block Adult Websites on a Samsung or Android Phone Restricting Google Play (Lollipop/Marshmallow) vs Enable Safe Browsing in Chrome (Lollipop) vs Enable Safe Browsing in Chrome (Marshmallow) ... and 2 more

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If you're a parent you must be aware that your child could easily come across adult content on a tablet or smartphone with an Android operating system. Apps in Google Play, Movies, and Google search can bring up images you do not want your children to see. Even searching for the word "Small" can bring up images and websites on the first page of the Google search. The good news is, you can restrict these. As a parent, we sometimes hand our phone to our child to keep them content while running errands. If you are someone who does this, you should seriously consider putting restrictions on your phone.

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Kids always seem to be one step ahead of their parents when it comes to technology. Creating restriction controls blocks your child from websites and images they should not see.

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Method 1: Restricting Google Play (Lollipop/Marshmallow)

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    From the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    From inside Apps, locate and tap "Play Store".
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    Inside the Play Store, tap the three-dot menu in the upper left corner, followed by "Settings".
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    On the Settings screen, tap "Parental controls".
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    When you switch Parental controls on, you will be prompted to create and enter a pin code
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    You'll use this pin code each time you make any edits inside Parental controls.
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    To set content restrictions on any of the five options, tap on one, then select the rating level you feel appropriate and tap "SAVE".
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Method 2: Enable Safe Browsing in Chrome (Lollipop)

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    Locate and tap the Chrome app.
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    When the browser loads, tap the menu button below the screen, then tap "Settings".
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    From inside Settings, scroll down and tap, "Privacy".
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    About halfway down the screen is "Safe browsing"
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    Turn it on by tapping the little checkbox.
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    Safe browsing is enabled when the blue box has a white checkmark in it.
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Method 3: Enable Safe Browsing in Chrome (Marshmallow)

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    On the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    While inside Apps, tap the "Chrome" icon.
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    When Chrome loads, tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, followed by "Settings".
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    Inside Settings, tap "Privacy".
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    To enable Safe browsing, scroll down and tap the little check box
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    When the blue check mark is visible, Safe browsing is enabled.
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Method 4: Block Adult Websites with SPIN Safe Browser App (Free)

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    From the home screen, tap "Apps".
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    On the Apps screen, tap "Play store".
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    Inside the Play store, type "spin safe browser" into the search box
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    When the search results populate, tap the first link.
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    On the SPIN app page, tap "INSTALL".
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    On the next screen the app will request access to the following
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    Tap "Accept" to continue.
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    Once the app has finished downloading/installing, tap "OPEN".
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    Read over the next two welcome screens
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    Tap "Next" and "Let's get started" to continue.
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    Here on the app's main screen you can select between some popular sites
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    Tap "Google" to go to search.
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    This Google search will automatically filter out all adult, and adult related websites.
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    If someone attempts to access an adult website, they'll be met with the following screen.
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    To customize which sites get blocked, Tap "Download from the play store" at the bottom of the blocked page.
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    You'll now be on the app page for "Boomerang Parental Control"
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    This app works alongside the SPIN Safe Browser.
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    This option is best if you wish to customize your blocked site filters. You can still use SPIN Safe Browser on its own without the Boomerang Parental Control app.
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    To make SPIN your default browser, tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, followed by "Settings".
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    On the Settings screen, tap "Make default browser".
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    Follow the instructions on the screen for your version of Android.
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    To access SPIN Safe Browser at anytime, tap the "SPIN" icon on your home screen.
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Method 5: Jelly Bean/Kitkat

Android Versions 4.3 - 4.4

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    Go to Settings.
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    Go to Users.
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    Choose Add a User or Profile.
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    Select Restricted Profile.
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    Enter your pin code enabled for the device
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    If you do not have one you can create one at this point.
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    Name your profile.
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    All of the apps on the device will appear and you can now choose which ones to turn off
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    If you are worried about your child using the internet, you can hide all of the browsers.
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    Now you will see your restricted profile on the home screen
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    Even if your child selects Google Play, they will get a notification to enter your pin code that you have set up.
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Enable Safe Search in the Google App

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    Go to the Google App
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    Choose Settings
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    Select Accounts & Privacy.
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    Find SafeSearch filter
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    Toggle the SafeSearch to On.
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Questions and Answers

HEY. I am trying to block adult sites on my phone?

I . am trying to block adult sites on my phone

You can block adult content if you follow the steps posted in the VisiHow article on this page. If you need to make even stricter changes then there are apps which also provide the blocking of inappropriate content. One of the best ones is Norton Family Parental Control. The app has a free 30 day trial and available in Google Play.

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Hi! is there an option to block adults sites on Samsung Galaxy S7 using Chrome browser? I made settings filter explicit content but when the user clear the browsing data all the setting are gone. Is there any way without an app to do this?

Is there an option to block adults sites on Samsung Galaxy S7 using Chrome browser? I made settings filter explicit content but when the user clear the browsing data all the setting are gone. Is there anyway without an app to do this?

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Using Kid Mode on the Galaxy S7 will automatically restrict content even if the user deletes browsing history. Here are several VisiHow articles on using Kids Mode on a Samsung device:

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I get graphic messages to my email, on my game apps interruptions while texting, even when I'm asking Google a question, My children use my tablet and I wouldn't want them seeing stuff like that and shouldn't be coming to your phone unless you ask for apps and advertising of that nature. Thank you. I just want the apps I have on my tablet I don't understand why apps and advertising come to my phone. They just pop up on some of my apps that are not even adult issues or wanting/asking for any entertainment of that nature. I have tried: You can't delete then! I canceled the subscriptions but keep coming back could it be my husband be curious because we are on the same account. Of course, he says he doesn't know what I'm talking about!. I think it was caused by: Maybe someone else who might have been on my tablet looking up adult issues or nudity.

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OK, so Google Ad Sense works in that it shows ads based on your Google Search history. Now, sometimes websites that are geared towards a more "male" subscriber will have those ads no matter what you do. For instance, I am on a lot of tech websites and get Viagra emails, dating apps, and ads. Yet, I am female. But you are experiencing them at random times while just using the tablet. I suggest hard resetting your device to remove any virus you may have on the tablet.

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Before you hard reset, go into the web browser on your tablet or in your Google Account. Under Settings, you can search the Google History. This will have time and dates along with websites. It may not be your husband. Kids will click anything and perhaps you received a virus in that way. Still, it is good to check since you have your suspicions. If your husband is on a lot of male type websites such as Sports, Gaming, Tech, then these ads could appear. Also, kids can be curious so restricting content on the tablet is advised. Once you have reset your tablet, you can use this article to setup the tablet to block this type of content in the future.

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