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iPhone 4S Internet Filter

May 22nd, 2012 · 11 Comments

In light of the renewed effort by Gedolei Yisroel to spread filter awareness among internet users, I am posting directions for adding a filter to the iPhone 4S. Please keep in mind that a filter is only as good as the integrity of the person using it.

1. Download the K-9 browser from the App Store (unlike other filters, it’s FREE)
2. Go to Settings, General, Restrictions, set App level at 12+ (you could also try 9+ but you may find it over restrictive) and turn off the Safari browser. Most other browsers like Dolphin will be blocked
2. Set a Restriction password, for added protection have someone else set the password
3. For additional protection have someone else set the App Store password. I would suggest using someone you see often because the password will be needed for App Store updates

Some additional steps that can be taken (formation):
1. If you have a Google account or the Google browser set the safesearch settings, then delete the App.
2. Go to Settings, General, Restrictions and set Youtube to off

If anyone has additional tips or found a loophole please send it to me
Baruch A.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MBD // May 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I just installed, good to see that someone was listening at the Asifa.

  • 2 Rosh Haqohol // May 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I’m still working on a viable filter for Blackberry. As an aside, I noticed that due to this posting the header now says 964 kevarim online. Actually it’s less…

  • 3 YD Miller // May 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

    A Blackberry filter is crucial, mr. Rosh Haqohol, please let us know when you have a solution.


  • 4 Farshlufen // May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Same for Android, I have a filter installed but I’m looking for an App that should be able to send a weekly email to a third party showing all my activities.

  • 5 YD Miller // May 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Android you can install K9 filter and have someone else set the password so you cant bypass the filter.

  • 6 Baruch A // May 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I just came across this website, unfortunately there is not much one can do for the Blackberry.
    Thank you,
    Baruch A.

  • 7 Rabbi Stern // May 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Not a Android user but I believe they do have a K9 option. There is also product made by Norton that can oversee the browsing.

  • 8 Farshlufen // May 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks all, I am testing now the Norton monitoring App.

  • 9 mordechai // May 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    See this highly informative article Blackberry’s can be filtered effectively by Jnet 718-625-5638. Not cheap, but neither is GHNM.

  • 10 Rosh Haqohol // May 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    BB’s are a problem. In Bais Medrash Gavoha they just implemented rules re: internet on PCs and smart phones. I think that the BB users have 2 options: Guard Your Eyes app which deletes the browser completely and all apps but does not block other data like BBM. The other option is Jnet. An additional option is to get Microsoft Exchange and then filet/monitor everything (that’s what Jnet does, just they run the Exchange server for you). I’m waiting for my boss to do the third option.

  • 11 Dave // Jan 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Here’s a better (more expensive) option:

    You can keep using Safari, because this service blocks content right on the network before it gets to your phone. It’s one click to setup.. you don’t even have to install an app.

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