Restrict access to items in Music on Mac
You can restrict access to items in Apple Music. To set up these restrictions, use Screen Time and Family Sharing.
With Screen Time and Family Sharing, you can remotely manage and monitor a child’s device from your own account on any Mac, iPhone, or iPad. If you aren’t using Family Sharing, you can still set up Screen Time for a child by logging in to their Mac account.
Restrict access to music-related content
On your Mac, do one of the following:
If you’re using Family Sharing and are the family organizer: Log in as the administrator, then make sure you’re signed in with your Apple ID.
If you aren’t using Family Sharing: Log in to the child’s Mac user account.
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Screen Time .
If you’re using Family Sharing, click the pop-up menu in the sidebar, then choose a child. Otherwise, go to the next step.
Click Options in the lower-left corner of the sidebar, then click Turn On in the top-right corner.
Click Content & Privacy in the sidebar, then click Turn On in the top-right corner.
To manage content restrictions, click Content at the top of the window, then do any of the following:
Prevent users from creating an Apple Music profile: Deselect the Music Profiles option.
To learn more about Apple Music profiles and how they work, see Create an Apple Music profile.
Prevent access to shared media libraries: Deselect the Music & TV Shared Libraries option.
To manage store restrictions, click Stores at the top of the window, then do any of the following:
Prevent access to explicit music: Deselect the Explicit Music, Podcasts & News option.
Prevent access to music videos: Deselect the Music Videos option.
To manage app restrictions, click Apps at the top of the window, then deselect the iTunes Store option.
More about parental advisory labels
Advisory for the iTunes Store: The following is derived from the Recording Industry Association of America website. The Parental Advisory is a notice to consumers that recordings identified by this logo may contain strong language or depictions of violence, sex, or substance abuse. Parental discretion is advised.
The use of the Parental Advisory Label isn’t a determination of whether a recording is or is not appropriate for particular listeners. Rather, the non-removable label is a “heads up” to parents (and consumers, retailers, and wholesalers) that parental discretion is advised when purchasing the particular recording for children or when listening to the recording in the home.
The following issues may have been considered in making a determination regarding application of the label.
Whether, in light of contemporary cultural morals and standards and the choices and views of individual parents, the recording might be one that parents may not want their child to listen to.
Context is obviously important: Some words, phrases, sounds, or descriptions might be offensive to parents if spotlighted or emphasized, but might not offend if merely part of the background or not a meaningful part of the lyrics.
The context of the artist performing the material, as well as the expectations of the artist’s audience, is also important. In addition to profanity, “depictions of violence, sex, or substance abuse” must be considered when making a determination regarding the application of the Parental Advisory Label.
Lyrics are often susceptible to varying interpretations. Words can have different meanings. Also, words cannot be viewed in isolation from the music that accompanies them. Lyrics when accompanied by loud and raucous music can be perceived differently than the same lyrics when accompanied by soft and soothing music.
Labeling is not a science; it requires sensitivity and common sense. Context, frequency, and emphasis are obviously important; isolated or unintelligible references to certain material might be insufficient to warrant application of the label.
These guidelines apply to the case of a single track commercially released as well as to full albums (whether released in the form of a CD, cassette, or any other configuration) and music videos.