Netflix provides necessary parental controls to ensure you are able to prevent your child from watching adult contents. If you use this popular entertainment app, you would like to set parental controls for your Netflix account using your iOS device, Mac or Windows PC.

Depending on your need, you can choose the preferred maturity level for the content. For instance, you can choose to set soft or hard controls. Read on…

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How to Set Parental Controls in Netflix Account

How to Set Parental Controls for Netflix Account on Mac or Windows PC

As the primary account holder, you get two options to control the viewing on the account:

  • Account-level (hard controls): It allows you to set a 4-digit PIN that must be entered to play any TV show or movie above a selected maturity level on any profile.
  • Profile-level (soft controls): It allows you to set maturity level for a particular profile to control the TV shows and movies available for that profile. It ensures your child uses only the correct profile.

How to Set Profile Level Parental Controls for Netflix Account

Step #1. Open any web browser on your mobile device or computer and go to Netflix.com and sign in to your account.

Step #2. Now, click on Manage Profiles.

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Click on Manage Profile in Netflix on Mac or PC

Step #3. Next, click the profile you wish to manage. Click the icon on that profile to open its settings.

Click on Pencil Icon in Netflix on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Under Allowed TV shows and movies, you need to select your preferred maturity level. Each profile is set to let you access content at all maturity levels. But you can configure them.

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    • For Little Kids only – You will watch TV shows and movies suitable for all ages.
    • For Older Kids and below –
      • You will be able to watch TV shows and movies suitable for older kids.
      • For Teens and below – It allows you to watch TV shows and movies suitable for teens.
      • All Maturity levels – It will let you watch all TV shows and movies, including mature content.

Note: The primary account holder’s profile can only be set for For Teens and below or All Maturity levels.

Set Profile Level Parental Controls in Netflix

Step #5. In the end, click on Save.

Set Profile Level Parental Controls in NetflixThat’s it!

It will take about 8 hours for changes to take effect.

Tip: If you want the parental control changes to come into effect quickly, sign out of your Netflix account on the device you wish to watch on and sign back in.

How to Set Account Level Parental Controls for Netflix Account

Set a PIN if you wish to restrict certain maturity levels of content for your entire account. It ensures your child does not watch content rated above your selected maturity level.

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to your Netflix Account page.

Click on Account in Netflix

Step #2. Now, you have to select the link for Parental controls in the Settings section.

Click on Parental Controls in Netflix on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Then, you need to enter your Netflix account password on the screen.

Enter Netflix Account Password on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Next, you have to enter four numbers into the PIN field (no letters).

Step #5. Up next, you need to set your PIN protection level from the following options:

  • Little Kids
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults

Set Account Level Parental Controls for Netflix Account

Step #6. Finally, click on Save.

Set Account Level Parental Controls in Netflix

How to Disable Pin from Parental Controls for Netflix Account

Don’t want to use Pin anymore for the parental controls? No problem. You can easily remove it.

Step #1. Head over to your Netflix Account page from a web browser on your computer.

Click on Account in Netflix

Step #2. Then, you have to select the link for Parental controls in the Settings section.

Click on Parental Controls in Netflix on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Now, you need to enter your Netflix account password.

Enter Netflix Account Password on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Next, you have to set your viewing restriction level to the highest setting, Adults. Finally, click on the Save button.

How to Disable Pin from Parental Controls for Netflix AccountThat’s done!

From now onwards, you will be able to watch any title of any rating without entering a PIN.

Wrapping up:

So, that’s how you can stop your naughty kid from watching adult contents on Netflix. Have any feedback? Feel free to share it in the comments below.

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