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My son has been looking at adult content on his iPhone with a certain app, and so I deleted the app. But he can just go back into the app store and re-download it whenever he wants. Is there a way I can block this app from ever being downloaded again?

asked Dec 03 '11 at 11:05

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Perhaps your son should not have an iPhone...

I mean seriously, if they download the app despite you telling them not to and removing the app perhaps it is time to take it away.

answered Dec 04 '11 at 01:08

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edited Dec 06 '11 at 08:04

Are you sure that the Adult apps aren't webapps? Because I know that some sites let you save bookmarks as personal webapps on the homescreen.

answered Dec 03 '11 at 13:06

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No, they weren't adult apps

(Dec 03 '11 at 14:31) rat443 rat443's gravatar image

Then what was it then?

(Dec 03 '11 at 16:15) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Bing's iPhone app

(Dec 03 '11 at 16:20) rat443 rat443's gravatar image

Well he could always just use Safari then and go to Bing, Google, or even an adult site. I would just cut off internet connection from the device.

(Dec 03 '11 at 20:28) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

wait wait, wait, this whole thing is about the Bing app? I don't see what is wrong with the Bing app... other then most people don't like Bing. Can someone please inform me?

answered Dec 06 '11 at 08:09

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For one, Bing is a web browser, so It can be accessed anywhere on any device. Google is the same thing, they just find internet content for you

answered Dec 06 '11 at 21:57

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I know for sure that you can block the App Store from being open (it'll act like there is no App Store installed).

To do this, go to "General" (in settings). Go to the "Restrictions". And deselect which ever you want (which will most likely be "Installing Apps" in your scenario). Now, you won't even be able to see the App Store. Whenever your son wants to get an app, you could install it for him, and then disable the permissions that let you install/browse the App Store's Apps.

answered Dec 03 '11 at 11:12

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Thanks! But there is also the possibility of him just downloading it on the computer, and then syncing to his phone,

(Dec 03 '11 at 11:20) rat443 rat443's gravatar image

I would say either take the phone away from him and explain why you are taking it away, or the simple solution would be just cut off service from the phone and make sure he can't get on your wifi network. You also can togle an option on his iPhone that will make it so he can't download any apps rated over a certain rating. You can find this togle option by going to Settings, general, restrictions, Then enter a password that you will remember but he doesn't know, go to Apps, then deselect 17+ apps.

answered Dec 06 '11 at 22:06

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Bing is not an app with adult things in it. It is a harmless search engine. Inappropriate apps have a 17+ rating where Bing has a 4+ rating. If your son has an iPhone, I am assuming he is over the age of 4. Bing is the same as google and yahoo.your son is not doing anything wrong.

answered Feb 21 '12 at 10:02

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