Filter / Block Adult Content Websites and Porn From Kids’ iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphones and Tablets

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How to block porn on android and Smartphone? How to filter the internet or certain websites for the entire family? It does not make sense to filter the internet via the computer because in today’s world everyone has a Smartphone, Android tablet or iPad that can access the internet. The only way to filter the internet or block torrent is to filter it at the router, which can only be done via OpenDNS.

Below is a simple step by step tutorial on how to filter the internet for your iPhone, iPad, Android smart phones and Windows 8 Tablet for the entire family.

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Method 01 – Block Porn Only

This method is a set once and forget about it. No manual update, no software and no hardware. Enter the following DNS IP addresses in the Primary and Secondary fields. (Primary) and (Secondary). OpenDNS is one of the many DNS provider, there are 8 more free DNS – visit our previous article – 8 Free Parental Control – No Software and No Download

The tutorial below is shown on an Apple iOS powered iPad, which is the same for iPhone. This DNS works on Android smartphones and tablets too, from Samsung to HTC, from Sony to Nokia. The user interface for Android and Windows OS may differ from one another, they key ingredient is to input the DNS.

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Method 02 – Advanced Blocking with Customization Block P2P Torrent and more

This method gives you a lots of control on which content to be blocked from your kids’ devices, from downloading illegal torrent, watching movies, visiting gambling sites, porn, gambling, dating, racist, hate sites or visiting social media sites. The drawback is if you have dynamic IP address, you will have to update the IP address every time you switch off and on the router.

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First, you will have to sign up with OpenDNS for their free account. The free account is limited to only 1 IP Address. When you are done verifying, login in.

  • Step 1 – Click on the ‘Dashboard’ tab.
  • Step 2 – Select the ‘Settings’ tab.
  • Step 3 – OpenDNS will automatically detect your IP address, if not, input your IP Address. Click on the ‘Add This Network’ button to add your IP address.

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A window will pop up, follow the procedure:

  • Step 4 – Give a name
  • Step 5 – If you are subscribing a home package, not a business internet package, chances are it is a dynamic IP.
  • Step 6 – Since it is a Dynamic IP, it will change everytime you turn off the router, thus by downloading the ‘OpenDNS Updater’, the software will automatically detect and update the dynamic IP address.
  • Step 7 – Click on the ‘Done’ button

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  • Step 8 – The page will refresh. Click on the IP link

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  • Step 9 – Click on ‘Custom’ to individually select the type of sites to block.
  • Step 10 – Click on ‘Apply’ to block the specific sites.


The next time varies from one router to another. To enable filtering on the entire internet in the house, you will have to set the DNS in your router. Different manufacture uses different user interface, thus we are not able to show you. To access your router, type into your browser and login in. In most cases, the username and password are both “admin”.


Alternatively, if you only have 1 PC with no tablets or smartphones with internet access, you can set the DNS on Windows by changing the DNS. The DNS for OpenDNS are and And the results:

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There you go, why pay for an expensive hardware when OpenDNS has the ability to transform your cheap router into a powerful web filtering content system. OpenDNS has more on how to change your DNS settings for various router such as Huawei, Apple, D-Link, NetGear, 3 Com, Belkin and more.

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21 comments on “Filter / Block Adult Content Websites and Porn From Kids’ iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphones and Tablets

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    Stephen October 16, 2012 at 5:48 am [ Reply ]

    Will this work to filter sites on a mac book as well? If not, what could I use? Thanks

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      Geckoandfly March 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm [ Reply ]

      @Stephen – Yes, it works on a Mac too, all Mac OS. This setting is applicable on Mac, Windows, Linux, any router or portable devices.

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        quer April 9, 2013 at 4:03 am [ Reply ]

        If you have kids, you may want to block unsafe websites like adult sites, porn sites, game sites, video sites etc

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    Frederick April 1, 2013 at 2:09 am [ Reply ]

    Hi guys I was hoping you could do a vid or instructions while using a tab with android as os. Can’t seem to figure out where DNS is located, I am a Samsung Note 10.1 tab owner. Thank you very much.

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    Joanna Stern April 9, 2013 at 4:04 am [ Reply ]

    which is the best Android Parental Control Apps?

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    Wikipedia April 9, 2013 at 4:05 am [ Reply ]

    How to make Android child friendly?

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    Amazon April 9, 2013 at 4:05 am [ Reply ]

    How Do I Block Websites on My iPad?

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    God April 9, 2013 at 4:05 am [ Reply ]

    Crayon Crawler is a kid-friendly browser that automatically blocks objectionable sites.

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    Tutorial April 9, 2013 at 4:06 am [ Reply ]

    parental control apps to help safeguard your kids

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    Vicky May 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm [ Reply ]

    Please help, is there any way I can block this website?



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      Geckoandfly May 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm [ Reply ]


      Which website are you referring to?

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    vonn February 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm [ Reply ]

    i cAN still open a xx site even i use the method1… may CP is samsung galaxy s1 vibrant…

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      Geckoandfly February 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm [ Reply ]

      I’ve tested the method, it works. Probably you missed something?

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    mark September 25, 2014 at 6:54 am [ Reply ]

    Thank you for your advice here! Question: is this method for wifi only or will it also block porn when an android is using an over the air network connection(i.e., Verizon)? Thanks

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      Ngan Tengyuen September 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm [ Reply ]

      If works on both wifi and over the air network.

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    Wanda February 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm [ Reply ]

    I want to know… If i use method 1 on Smartphone, will the user of the phone ever know I have changed the settings to block the porn? And will this method also work to block porn on Facebook? He is totally addicted to porn and I am really trying to help him get over this obsession. But he does not want to admit he has a problem and will never consent to any applications to block porn.

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    wanda February 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm [ Reply ]

    will the user of the phone know that I changed the settings as per method 1.. He is totally addicted to porn and wont admit it.

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      Ngan Tengyuen February 14, 2015 at 11:14 pm [ Reply ]

      Yes he will, it will display a page that says the site is blocked.

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    Sarah February 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm [ Reply ]

    Thank you, this worked.
    Can you tell me how to block craigslist on an iPhone or how to block a certain website?

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      Ngan Tengyuen February 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm [ Reply ]

      To block a certain website, you can do it by blacklisting the address on your router. To access your router, type

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