How to Set Up Netflix Parental Control | Add Pin to Your Netflix Profile

Netflix parental control

Netflix has made things easier for parents on their viewing content. Parents can now control what their children watch on Netflix by using the new parental control that Netflix added to its service, making it easier to prevent children from watching mature content.

Parents can now set up individual PIN codes on each Netflix profile leading a raft of new features. They  also the option to block all titles above a certain age rating, as well as specific films or series that you don’t think your kids should be watching.

Finally, you can also view your child’s watch history and turn off the autoplay option if you don’t want them getting engrossed in binge-watch behaviour. Setting up a PIN for individual profiles is easy, although there are a few steps you’ll need to follow to get it done. You can also only set this up via the Netflix streaming site on a browser – you cannot do this through the mobile app (Android or iOS), at least for now. You will also need to remember your account password to get this done.

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How to Add a PIN to Your Netflix Profile

To set up Netflix parental control, you will need to add a pin to your Netflix profile. To do that follow the step below.

  • Visit your Netflix account
  • Select the profile you want to lock down
  • Tap on ‘Account’ from the dropdown menu under the profile in the top right-hand corner
  • Scroll down to the Profile & Parental Controls section and select the appropriate profile

  • Click ‘Change’ beside ‘Profile Lock’ and this will take you to a different page
  • Key-in your account password
  • Check the ‘Lock this profile by creating a 4-digit pin’ box
  • Key-in your PIN and save

How to Set Viewing Restrictions For a Netflix Profile

After you must have set up Netflix parental control, you can as well set up the viewing restriction for your Netflix profile with the step below.

  • Sign in to your Netflix account and select a profile.
  • Hover over your profile picture in the top right and click on ‘Account’.
  • Go down to the section called ‘Profile & Parental Controls’.

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  • Select the profile you would like to make set restrictions for.
  • Select ‘Viewing Restrictions’.
  • Key-in your Netflix password.
  • Choose which age rating you would like to be accessible or select any specific titles to restrict.
  • Click ‘save’.

How to Access Viewing History Of a Netflix Profile

  • Sign in to your Netflix account and select a profile.
  • Go over your profile picture in the top right and click on ‘Account’.

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  • Go down to the section called ‘Profile & Parental Controls’.
  • Choose the profile you would like to view.
  • Select ‘Viewing activity’.

How to Turn Off Autoplay For a Netflix Profile

  • Sign in to your Netflix account and select a profile.
  • Go over your profile picture in the top right and click on ‘Account’.
  • Go down to the section called ‘Profile & Parental Controls’.

  • Choose the profile you would like to change.
  • Select ‘Playback Settings’.
  • Deselect the box next to: ‘Autoplay next episode in a series on all devices’.

How to Adjust Age Filter For Each Profile

  • Visit to Netflix.com and sign in.
  • Once you’ve done that you should see all of your profiles on the page. Tap ‘Manage Profiles’.
  • You can also go Netflix, choosing your own profile and then dropping down the options menu by clicking on your profile image in the top right corner. Now choose ‘Manage Profiles’.

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  • Each of the individual profiles will now have a small pencil icon showing on the image, click that.
  • On the next page, under ‘Maturity Settings’, click ‘Edit’. At this point it will probably ask you for your account password, to make sure it’s the account owner (you) trying to access the controls.
  • You will see a bar with each of your countries’ ratings along it. Choose the maximum allowed for that child. In the UK you get to choose between U, PG, 12, 15 and 18.
  • Finally, click on ‘Save’ when you’re done.

How to Remove Series or Films By Title

  • Visit your age filter page
  • Above you’ll see a box under ‘Title Restrictions for [Profile Name]’
  • Key-in the title of the specific show or movie you want to block. It’ll start to auto-populate a list as you type so you can easily click on the one you’d like to filter out.
  • Finally, click on ‘Save’ when you’re done.

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