BlackBerry 10 Parental Controls

BlackBerry 10 comes with a great set of parental control features. Most times you won't need to use them, but if you're handing your device over to your kids for any reason, they may come in handy. There is plenty on the device and on the web that you won't want them to have access to, so thankfully you can let them have at it worry-free as long as you set up a few parental controls first.

It's easy to do and only takes a minute, so keep reading and we'll check out all the available parental control features on BlackBerry 10. Once setup and enabled, you can pass your kid your BlackBerry Z10 and let them have some fun with it (be warned, if you have kids like mine you may want to put it in a nice strong case first).

BlackBerry 10 Parental Controls

  • Tap the Settings icon
  • Tap Security and Privacy
  • Tap Parental Controls

You can also get to Parental Controls via Universal Search. Simply tap the magnification glass icon on the homescreen and begin typing P -A - R - E - N and you'll see Parental Controls pop up as a suggestion.  

First, tap the toggle to turn these controls on. You will be asked to enter and confirm a password for accessing these features.

BlackBerry 10 Parental Controls

From here, you can scroll down the list of available restrictions. The first are phone call and text message restrictions. Checking these boxes will only allow phone calls or texts from people already in your contact list.

The settings below are all for application usage on the device. Turning the toggles on will disable those apps from the device. You can choose to disable: 

  • Camera and Video features
  • Browser
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Upload to YouTube
  • Email Account Setup
  • Location Information
  • Purchase Content - IMPORTANT... kids are smart and will rack up the app purchases!
  • Install Application
  • Remove Application

You can also restrict downloads from BlackBerry World based on content rating.

Parental Controls

And that's all there is to it! It's a great feature to have on your phone!

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