How to Block TikTok on iPhone and Computer (Parental Controls Guide Included)

Rosa Reyes
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TikTok, a video-sharing social media app launched in 2016, rapidly gained popularity in virtually all parts of the world recent years. This hot app allows users to view, create and sharing videos with durations from 15 seconds to 10 minutes on any topic. In this fast-paced era, TikTok is addicted by users of all ages since its short form, snappy content and interactive.

It's not a good phenomenon. Sometimes you will notice that TikTok has taken up too much of your fragmented time. And for me, the hot music in the video will still reverberate in my head although I have put down my phone. I think it has greatly reduced my work efficiency. As parent, you will also worry about your child being affected by inappropriate content in this video-sharing app. So below I will introduce you steps of how to block TikTok on iPhone and computer. Also I will tell you how to put parental controls on TikTok.

 

What you should know about this hot social media app

  • How does TikTok become addicted?

Now that the pace of life is fast and it is difficult to take a whole block of time to do some thing. It’s convenient to take out the phone to watch a few interesting videos as soon as users have time. TikTok's short video just meets such needs. TikTok's content recommendation algorithm will analyze users' preferences and push high-quality content according to users' interest. So people in all ages are addicted to it. And everyone can be a creator in this app, which greatly satisfies people's desire to get more attention. All these make TikTok become a hot social media app.

  • What type of content is on TikTok?

You can find all kinds of funny videos on TikTok include Talent shows, funny sitcoms, heart-warming news, special effects videos, etc. Most of them are around 15 seconds long.

  • Is TikTok safe for kids?

TikTok can be creative. But it can also have a negative impact on kids. There are various novel videos emerging on this platform every day. But precisely because of the diversity of these videos, children may be exposed to harmful content, or try to imitate those inappropriate behavior. So it’s important for parents to monitor and manage their child’s activities with this app. 

How to block TikTok App on Child’s iPhone

According to statistics, TikTok is the third most-downloaded app on iPhone in 2022 with approximately 8.68 million downloads. With strong rendering power, it has become a favorite short video app for many young people. If you found your child also downloaded TikTok on his iPhone and is addicted to it, you must do some thing to limit him. Let’s take a look at how to block TikTok on iPhone.

1. Open your child’s iPhone. Go to Settings.

2. Turn on Screen Time. Select “This is My Child’s”.

3. Choose “Use Screen Time Passcode” and set a password.

3. Go into App Limits.

screen time app limits

4. Tap on Add Limit and choose the category (here we choose Social) Then tap on TikTok app. Click Next.add limit

5. Then you’ll see a slider where you select the time. Screen Time will block the TikTok app at end of the limit. Choose 1 minute. Tap on add then enable “Block at End of Limit”.

6. Now TikTok is blocked on your child’s phone. Once reaching the time limit, you will be told that you have reached your limit on TikTok. You can continue to use the app by entering the Screen Time passcode. If your child doesn’t know the passcode, he won’t be able to access the blocked app again.

Tip: How to block TikTok website on child’s iPhone?

Screen Time app also can be used to block TikTok website. Select Content & Privacy Restrictions at the Screen Time window. Then choose Content Restrictions > Web Content > Limit Adult Website. Scroll down to find Never Allow and add TikTok website to the box. Now TikTok website is also limited access on the iPhone.

How to block TikTok website on Mac

TikTok app cannot be installed on computer. But its web version also supports to watch videos, view comments, and sharing etc. It is a frequently accessed website for many computer users. Time flies fast when we watch short videos. It also greatly reduces our work efficiency and makes us can't focus on work. So below I’ll tell you how to block TikTok website on Mac. Also you can set time limits on TikTok to control yourself.

1. Download AppCrypt and install it. This is a professional tool for Mac users to lock apps and block websites with password.

Free Download

2. Set a password at the first time you launch this tool. You can also ask your friend to set the password so you can better control your online behavior.

set a password

3. Click AppCrypt’s icon on the menu bar. Choose Open Main Window.

cisdem appcrypt open main window

4. Enter the password and click OK to access this tool.

appcrypt locked

5. Click Web Block on the main window. Add tiktok.com to block.

web block

6. After finishing these 5 steps, the TikTok website will be blocked on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac etc. To unblock it, the only way is to access AppCrypt tool with password. Select the TikTok website on Web Block window and remove it (Press Delete key on the keyboard, or right click the website then click Remove).

tiktok website being blocked

Tip 1: How to block TikTok during certain times?

If you only want to block TikTok website during working time, you can use the Schedule function of AppCrypt. On the Web Block window, select TikTok website from the block list. Click the clock icon appearing next to it. Enable Custom Schedule then click Add Schedule. Custom the time you want. You’ll unable to access the blocked website during the blocking time.

add schedule

Tip 2: How to block all social media sites on Mac?

AppCrypt supports to block websites by categories. If you want to block all social media websites with 1 click, click Import on the Web Block window then choose Social sites to add all social media sites to the Block list.

block all social media sites

How to block TikTok on router

To manage child’s online activities or reduce distractions while working, some families want to block inappropriate websites include TikTok on Wi-Fi router directly. Most routers have built-in websites blocking tool. Here are steps on how to block TikTok on router:

1. Type in the IP address of your router on web browser. Usually you can found the IP address on the back of your router.

router ip address

2. Enter the password to sign in.

3. Find the website blocking tool on router settings. Sometimes it is called URL Filter or others in some routers.

4. Enter ticktok.com to the block list then save the setting.

How to put parental controls on TikTok

As a hot social media app especially popular with young people, TikTok offers parental controls feature includes Private account, Restricted Mode, Screen Time Management and Report. Now let’s take a look at how to put parental controls on TikTok.

Private account

On TikTok, you can choose private account or public account, as you need. If you choose a private account for your child, strangers aren’t able to view you child’s videos, following list and followers list etc. This means strangers in this social media app won’t be able to contact with your child. To set a private account for your child:

1. Tap on Profile on the bottom-right corner.

2. Click the 3-dot icon in the top right.

3. Tap on Settings and privacy > Privacy and safety.

4. Turn on Private Account.

private account

Restricted Mode

TikTok’s restricted mode can filter out mature or inappropriate content. You can also set a password for this mode to prevent your child from changing settings. To enable Restricted Mode for your child:

1. Tap on Profile on the bottom-right corner.

2. Click the 3-dot icon in the top right.

3. Tap on Settings and privacy > Digital Wellbeing.

4. Turn on Restricted Mode.

restricted mode

Report

The Restricted Mode can help limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for some audiences. TikTok is working on improving this feature. If you still find inappropriate videos after enabling Restricted Mode, you can report the videos. You can also report a comment, a direct message, someone, an issue etc. To report a video in TikTok app:

1. Go to the video you want to report.

2. Click the Share button in the bottom right.

3. Select Report and select the reason why you want to report this video. Provide screenshots and describe.

4. Click Submit.

report tiktok videos

Screen Time Management

Maybe you are worrying about your child addicted to TikTok. TikTok’s Screen Time Management feature allows users to limit the time they spend on the platform each day. If you found your child be difficult getting off once starting scrolling videos, this feature will help you. To set Screen Time Management with password on this app:

1. Tap on Profile on the bottom-right corner.

2. Click the 3-dot icon in the top right.

3. Tap on Settings and privacy > Digital Wellbeing.

4. Select Daily screen time and set a time limit (you can choose between 40,60,90, or 120 minutes).

4. Tap Turn on Screen Time Management.

5. Set a password and click Next. (If you have already set the password in Restricted Mode, it’ll be the same password.) Once reaching the time limit, TikTok will ask for the password to continue enjoying videos.

screen time management

Conclusion

TikTok is designed to keep you on the app by pushing content according to your interest. We are always addicted to it and reduce our work efficiency. Children need a healthy Internet environment to develop correct values. It’s necessary to put parental controls on the social media apps they frequently use. This article introduced how to block TikTok on iPhone, computer and router. Also you can find how to put parental controls on TikTok in the latest section. I hope they’re useful.

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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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