Disable Access to the iTunes Store on the iPhone 5


Once you have configured your iPhone 5 with an Apple ID and set up a payment method, the process of purchasing music, a TV show or movie is very easy. But if you have a child, or if someone is borrowing your phone, you may not want them to be able to purchase items from the device. Luckily Apple has included a feature called Restrictions that allow you to selectively disable certain features on your iPhone 5, including the iTunes store.

 

Disable iTunes Purchases on the iPhone 5

 

Once you have set up restrictions on the iPhone 5 and created your password, you are going to be able to turn off a lot of different features. This is the perfect option for a parent to be able to block certain features of the phone that they may not want their child to be utilizing, while still leaving important and necessary features available.

 

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

open the general menu

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and tap the Restrictions button.

select the restrictions option

 

 

Step 4: Touch the Enable Restrictions button at the top of the screen.

tap the enable restrictions button

 

 

Step 5: Type in the password that you want to use to restrict access to the Restrictions menu, then type it again on the next screen to confirm the password.

enter a passcode

 

 

Step 6: Move the slider to the right of iTunes to the Off position.

disable itunes store access

 

When you press the Home button at the bottom of the phone to return to the iPhone 5’s home screen, you will see that the iTunes icon has been removed. If you want to purchase content from the device at a later time, you will need to return to the screen in Step 6 and move the slider back to the On position.

 

You can also set up restrictions on an iPad using a similar method.

If you don’t already have an iPad, but have been considering purchasing one, look at the iPad Mini. It’s smaller and more portable than a full sized iPad, and iPad Mini models start at a lower price point.

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