2 Ways to Block Porn Sites (Like Pornhub) on Android, iPhone, Windows or Mac

2019-01-05 02:31:12 / Posted by Connie Wisley to Utility Follow @ Connie

Porn sites, are always the biggest concern for parents when allowing their kids to surf online, they bring so much adverse influence even do harm to their kids. What’s worse, teenagers can easily access to porn sites on different devices. Then how to block porn sites, such as Pornhub, on Android phone, iPhone, Windows PC or Mac? Here we introduce 2 ways, with or without porn blocker app to dispel such a concern.

There are 2 Strategies to Block Porn Sites…

Generally speaking, there are 2 strategies to block porn sites, no matter which device you are using: block porn sites with app or block porn sites without app. Your pick on either of these 2 strategies will depend on your personal needs.

In the following parts, we will give a complete guide to prohibit porn sites on Android, iPhone or computer, but personally, you are recommended to block porn sites with app or software. 

Here are the reasons why you are encouraged to block porn sites with app/software:

  • It is a bit complicate to configure the setting on Android, iPhone or computers when trying to block porn sites without app;
  • Others can configure the settings back to make “block porn sites” useless, blocking porn sites without app cannot kill the problem once for all;
  • It is quite easy to block porn sites with app or software, no matter users how skilled in electronic devices;
  • Porn blocker app or software always offer extended features to control access to websites or applications

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So, here we will start with the strategy of blocking porn sites with porn blocker app, users can skip the following part if you choose to block porn sites on Android, iPhone or computer without app.

 

Strategy 1. Block Porn Sites with App

Since there are needs to block porn sites with app on different device, here we list the solutions for different users.

For Android Users

Spin Safe Browser, a highly rated Android application in Google Play is indeed a good choice to block porn sites on Android phone. What’s more, it is free to use.

It works as a free website blocker to block porn and inappropriate contents online, not only limited to filter millions of porn or inappropriate sites, it also performs safe searches via Bing, Google Chrome and Yahoo.

The reason why Spin Safe Browser is not only based on my personal experience, but also due to high evaluations from other users:

spin reviews

As you can learn above, Spin Safe Browser doesn’t require any configuration to block porn sites or other harmful contents, it just works. It is quite easy to use, once you have downloaded and installed the app, the intuitive interface will allow users easily make the blocking. Actually, Spin Safe Browser is also available for iOS iPhone or iPad.

spin blockerc

For iPhone Users

Besides the Spin Safe Browser for iOS to block porn sites, there is another option to block porn sites on iPhone---xBlock Porn Blocker.

xblock review

xBlock Porn Blocker is a highly ranked app on AppStore to block and filter porn sites or adult contents. It includes features as following:

  • Block porn sites in iOS Safari browser;
  • Filter pornographic and explicit images, or other inappropriate sources from social media;
  • Allow add more websites to blacklist if it is porn site;
  • Prevent others from disabling or deleting xBlock porn blocker with a password;

Similar to blocking porn sites on Android with app, it is also extremely easy to block porn sites on iPhone with xBlock Porn Blocker. You just need to download and install the application, then activate to work for blocking unwanted contents for you and your kids.

xblock use

For Mac Users

The porn blocker we recommend to block porn sites on Mac, it’s Cisdem AppCrypt.

Cisdem AppCrypt, is a mac program helping users to block porn sites or inappropriate sites and to lock apps with ease. That’s to say, this program helps to get you focused on current job by blocking distracting websites or apps, also helps to protect you and your kids from browsing inappropriate contents from porn sites. Even, you can lock all apps with program to protect your personal data or privacy.

Main Features of Cisdem AppCrypt

  • Block porn sites or distracting sites;
  • Lock all apps to protect privacy with a password;
  • Set a schedule to block or unblock according to needs;
  • Add blacklist to block websites;
  • Add whitelist to allow browsing websites;
  • Record and capture pictures if there is failure attempts to access to locked apps;

How to Block Porn (Like Pornhub) on Mac with Cisdem?

Step 1.Download and install Cisdem AppCrypt on your mac.

Step 2.Click on the “WebBlock” icon on the top right to bring up the Preferences panel.

webblock feature

Step 3. Go to “WebBlock” and click “+” to add the porn site you want to block, for example pornhub. Also, you can use the blacklist and whitelist for preferred block.

block pornhub on mac

For Windows Users

Net Nanny is absolutely the best software to block porn sites on Windows. It has won wide recognition and numerous users due to its expertise and functionality on parental control jobs. It helps to purify the Internet by filtering out all harmful contents online, it is now available for Windows and Mac, also, its Family Protection Pass can work on Android and iPhone. But this program doesn't offer a free trial before a purchase.

Here is a list of Net Nanny’s main features:

  • Block porn sites and other inappropriate contents;
  • Block applications;
  • Mask profanity before it shows up on your Windows screen;
  • Set time limit on internet usage;
  • Send alerts and create reports;
  • Manage different users and create user profiles;

Net Nanny is super powerful to block porn sites or other unwanted contents on Windows, and it is no wonder that if you want to fully utilize this tool, you will need time and efforts to be an advanced Net Nanny user. However, once you have configured all the settings, it will become much easier and efficient to block porn sites on your Windows PC.

How to Block Porn Sites on Windows with Net Nanny?

Step 1. Download and install Net Nanny on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Login into Net Nanny Admin Tools, go to User Login Type>Users, create individual user account for each user.

net nanny filter settings

Step 3. Then select the user you want to block porn sites for, click “Filter Settings”. Go to Modify Filter Settings, to block, allow and warn according to your needs.

block porn sites on windows

Step 4. Click OK to start blocking porn sites on your Windows PC.

 

Strategy 2. Block Porn Sites without App

For users who want to block porn sites on Android, or iPhone or computer without app and quite sure that the settings cannot be easily altered by others, here are 2 ways to block inappropriate sites without any software.

Method #1 Enable Safe Search

On Mac or Windows PC

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Open https://www.google.com/preferences in Google Chrome
  3. Check the box before “Turn on SafeSearch”, also, you can login into your Google account to “Lock SafeSearch”, then click Save.

google safe search

On Android Phone or iPhone

  1. Launch the Google Chrome App;
  2. Go to Settings;
  3. Choose Search settings>SafeSearch Filters>Strict (images and text);
  4. Click “Save” to enable the SafeSearch;

safe search on google android

Method #2 Configure DNS

On Android Phone

  1. Go to Settings and turn on WiFi;
  2. Tap and hold on the current WiFi, then select Modify Network>Show Advanced Options, change the IP settings to Static;
  3. Find DNS 1 and DNS 2 in the list and change them into 208.67.222.123, 208.67.220.123;

On iPhone

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Choose WiFi, tap on the “i”icon of current WiFi>Configure DNS;
  3. Tap “Manual” and record the original DNS server for further use. Then delete the current DNS and add a new DNS server using ““208.67.222.123” or “208.67.220.123”;

On Windows PC

  1. Go to Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center;
  2. Choose Adapter Settings and double click to bring up the Network Connection;
  3. Click on “Internet Protocol Version 4” and choose Properties;
  4. Under “General”, select “Use the following DNS server addresses”;
  5. Then fill 208.67.222.123 in the Preferred DNS server and fill 208.67.220.123 in the Alternate DNS server;
  6. Click “OK” to save the settings;

configure dns on windows

On Mac

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Go to Network, choose “Ethernet”
  3. Open “Advanced”>DNS, and add the DNS servers 199.85.126.20, 199.85.127.20 as following
  4. Click “OK” to save the DNS settings.

configure dns on mac

 

Other tips to block porn from your kids

In addition to the technical solutions to enforce porn blocking, there are some other small tips can help to block porn sites and other porn contents from your kids.

1. Talk to your kids

Have a conversation with your kids and talk them about the harm of porn sites. But don't be too strong and tough, get to know their true feelings and work together to overcome step by step.

2. Set the time limit online

Always set a time limit to be online. This will not only help to boost efficiency, but also protect your kids from being addicted to surf online. Even, it kills the chance for your kids to watch porn or inappropriate sites.

3. Be a good companion

Accompany your kids and enrich his spare time. Try to schedule some activities with your kids from time to time, for one hand, you can get to know your kids well, for the other hand, it gives more opportunities for your kids to cultivate hobbies, which will distract them from inappropriate sites.

Conclusion

As above, there are 2 general strategies to block porn sites, with or without app/software. If you are the one who want to do the job once for all and permanently block porn sites, such as Pornhub to build a healthy Internet for your kids, you are recommended to block porn sites on Android, iPhone or computers with a porn blocker app.

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