How do I fix the "You cannot browse this page at (page name) because it is restricted" error message on an iPhone®?

Sydney W.
Sydney W.
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This error message is not from Covenant Eyes. It's from Apple's device controls, Screen Time.

Set Web Content to LIMIT ADULT WEBSITES or add the website to the ALWAYS ALLOWED list in the iPhone® Settings app to fix the "You cannot browse this page at (page name) because it is restricted" error message.


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Apple’s device controls are called Screen Time. A specific setting in Screen Time, Web Content, allows Apple to filter and block explicit websites on the device. When Web Content blocks a website, you’ll see a You cannot browse this page at “___” because it is restricted message.

Adjust Web Content

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone® or iPad®.
  2. Tap “Screen Time.”
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  3. Tap “Content and Privacy Restrictions.”
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  4. Tap "Content Restrictions."
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  5. Enter your Screen Time Passcode.
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  6. Tap “Web Content.”
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  7. On this screen, check two items:

    A) Web Content: is it set to “Allowed Websites Only?” If so, change it to “Limit Adult Websites” to enable browsing or add the website name to the “ALWAYS ALLOW” list.
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    B) NEVER ALLOW: the NEVER ALLOW section will block any site you add. If the site you are attempting to access is listed, remove it by swiping left on the website name and tapping "Delete." Then try and reload the website!

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