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Topic # 239672 29-Jul-2018 12:45
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Does anyone know if it is possible to just block the Youtube app on mobile phones from connecting?

 

I have configured Netshield block website feature to block a few websites using guidance from https://superuser.com/questions/713289/blocking-youtube-android-app-from-router and have managed to totally block Youtube for desktops as well as the app.

 

Ideally I would like to find a way of just preventing the app from connecting, but still let the desktop site work. My son has an iPhone, and I cannot find a way of individually blocking the app on the phone short of deleting the app.


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  Reply # 2064531 29-Jul-2018 12:49
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Any block you can put in he will probably find a way around. He'll probably learn a lot doing it though! Plus you can probably view youtube in a browser or via other apps. It probably connects to a bunch of different domains as a CDN.

 

If you don't want him using it why not delete the app? There's probably some kind of lock that will prevent him reinstalling it.





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  Reply # 2064532 29-Jul-2018 12:49
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Could use the Parental Controls?

 

https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201304

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2064537 29-Jul-2018 12:58
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skewt:

 

Could use the Parental Controls?

 

https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201304

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes  - I saw those but they don't allow blocking an individual app other than Apple ones. I guess I might have to get draconian and delete it!


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  Reply # 2064554 29-Jul-2018 13:21
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Is this more of a data budgeting problem perhaps?



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  Reply # 2064587 29-Jul-2018 13:30
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gzt: Is this more of a data budgeting problem perhaps?

 

Just a teenage addiction! We have unlimited home data. Maybe the solution is to put further restrictions on his wifi access.


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