How to Turn Off Explicit Content in Apple Music on iPhone

It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their kids do not listen to explicit songs or songs that have several cuss words in them. Thankfully, if you have given an iPhone to your kid, the process to turn off explicit content in Apple Music is easy and straightforward.

Being a parent is a lot of work. In the current age of apps and twenty-four-seven internet, it is tough to keep our kids away from violent and adult content. However, it is not that we can not do anything. There are ways we can limit and keep things under proper guidance, check, and control. Let us look at easy steps to turn off explicit content in Apple Music on iPhone and iPad.

How to Remove Swear Words from Apple Music on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Disable Explicit Content in Apple Music on iPhone

Step #1. Physically have your kid’s iPhone or iPad in your hands.

Step #2. Launch Settings app on your kid’s iPhone and tap on Screen TimeTurn On Screen TimeContinueThis is My Child’s iPhone.

Turn ON Screen Time and Tap on This is My Child iPhone in iOS 13 Settings

Note: Even if you select ‘This is My iPhone’, you can set restrictions by setting a password and following directly from Steps #6 onwards. However, I would suggest that you set it as Child’s iPhone.

Tap on This is My iPhone in iOS 13 Screen Time Settings

Step #3. Now, you may set Downtime, which disables apps and games during the time set by you. For now, we will just focus on turning off explicit content in Apple Music, so tap on Not Now.

Tap on Not Now in iOS 13 Screen Time Settings

Step #4. Here you can set a daily time limit for app categories. For this post, we will tap Not NowContinue.

Tap on Not Now and Continue in iOS 13 Screen Time Settings

Step #5. Set the Screen Time Passcode.

Set Screen Time Passcode in iOS 13 on iPhone

Step #6. Tap on Content & Privacy RestrictionsContent RestrictionsMusic, podcasts & News.

Tap on Music, Podscasts and News Under Content Restrictions in iOS 13 Screen Time

Step #7. Tap and select Clean.

Select Clean to Turn OFF Explicit Content in Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, and iTunes

Similarly, you can set for films, TV Programmes, Books, Apps, etc. One more recommended step is limiting adult websites. To do this, just tap on Web Content and then tap Limit Adult Websites. Just like this, you can choose clean web search and language settings specific for Siri commands and results.

How to Turn Off Explicit Content in Apple Music in macOS Catalina

Step #1. Open the System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Click on Screen Time.

Click on Screen Time in macOS Catalina

Step #3. Click on Content & Privacy → Select Store tab → Uncheck the Explicit Music, Podcasts & News option. 

Turn Off Explicit Content in Apple Music in macOS Catalina

How to Remove Swear Words from Apple Music on Mac using iTunes

Step #1. Launch iTunes App on your Mac → Click on iTunes from the top navigation menu → click on Preferences.

Step #2. Click on restrictions.

Click on Restrictions in iTunes Preferences

Step #3. You can click on Podcasts, Internet Radio, and iTunes Store.

Remove Swear Words from Apple Music on Mac

Alternatively, you can also select checkboxes listed below Restrict option. You can restrict music with explicit content, restrict movies, TV shows and apps to certain age limit, and also restrict books with explicit content.

Click on Restrict Explicit Content in iTunes PreferencesRemove Swear Words from Apple Music on Mac and Windows PC

Please note that Apple Music has some “Clean” versions of music, and this will make its way into your device even though you have restricted explicit content. But you don’t need to worry as such content would be filtered out and your kids would listen to content which is edited. They will get to listen to beeped versions of such songs.

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The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.