1. Boots610's Avatar
    Hi All

    This is quite random but I am looking for some info if possible.

    I currently use an iPhone 4, however I use the restrictions on the phone to disable safari so that I cannot use the internet (I have health anxiety and having Google at my fingertips does not help me at all!!), so my current phone set up is that I downloaded all the apps I wanted and then my hubby activated the restrictions on my phone (not sure if you are familiar with this but basically in this setting you can turn off the internet and being able to download apps and then secure it with a password so that you cannot access the internet or download apps without re-entering that password). When this restriction is on I can access the apps I downloaded (prior to the restriction) but I cannot access the internet or download further apps.

    In short I want to know if there is any way to password protect the internet and the downloading of apps so that I cannot consult Dr Google and any associated medical apps that are out there.

    Does anyone know if the same sort of thing can be done on a Samsung Galaxy 4S?

    06-04-2013 07:35 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Wow, that is a neat feature I didn't know about... Sorry about your anxiety, BTW.

    I haven't seen anything like that on the settings of the S4 (not 4S, but I can see why you'd make that slip :P) but you can disable mobile data... this 'kills' the internet and, of course, app download, but you can use all the apps as long as they don't require a network connection to work (i.e. Spotify wihtout offline playlists, networked games, etc.).

    There MIGHT be an app that allows you to set more controls and passwords into it in the Play Store, though... And of course, at least for app download, you can set up a password to allow app downloads.
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    06-04-2013 07:57 AM
  3. Rick Bray's Avatar
    well, if you root the phone, you can use a firewall to restrict certain apps from using the internet... and out there might be a firewall that has password lock within...
    but, as i just said, your phone needs to be rooted for this to work
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    06-04-2013 09:41 AM
  4. Boots610's Avatar
    Thanks both for your response. I've been thinking about it a bit more, I am going to have a look for parental control apps to see if I can find one that will block the use of web browsing and downloading apps.....that might be a work around

    I've had an iPhone for too long now, really want to get myself an Android
    06-04-2013 09:44 AM

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