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Use Parental Controls in iTunes to set content restrictions

Using parental controls, you can restrict explicit content from displaying in the iTunes Store. You can also disable podcasts, radio content, the iTunes Store, and shared music so that these items don't appear on the left side of the iTunes window.

Set parental controls

You can find parental controls in iTunes preferences on your computer. To get there, follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes and go to iTunes > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (PC).
  2. Click the Parental tab.

On the Parental tab, use the checkboxes to disable and restrict items from the iTunes store. You can also set rating levels for music, movies, TV shows, and apps using the menus to the right of these items. 

iTunes 11 parental controls

If you want to prevent other people from making changes to your parental controls, click the lock icon and enter the administrator password for your computer. You'll use this password anytime you want to make changes to parental controls.

Click OK to save your changes. 

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