May 18, 2012

RIM Releasing Parental Controls For All OS 5.0+ BlackBerrys Soon

Parental Controls are designed to help you have more control over how the features of the BlackBerry smartphone are used. With Parental Controls you can block content, turn features on or off, and decide what types of communication are available. When you turn on Parental Controls a four-digit PIN is required to change the allowed services, which prevents children or other parties from changing your settings

Read more at the Inside BlackBerry

To turn on Parental Controls:
  1. On the home screen or in a folder, click the Options icon.
  2. Click Security > Parental Controls.
  3. Select the Enable checkbox to turn on Parental Controls.
  4. Select one or more of the following options to allow or limit the use of the feature:
    • To allow phone calls, select the Phone checkbox. To limit incoming calls to stored contacts, select the Limit incoming calls to contacts checkbox.
    • To allow text messages, select the Text Messages checkbox.
    • To allow the exchange of files over a Bluetooth connection, select the Bluetooth checkbox.
    • To allow the use of location services, like GPS, select the Location services checkbox.
    • To allow Internet access, select the Browser checkbox.
    • To allow the uploading of files to the YouTube website, select the YouTube Uploader checkbox. This restriction does not limit access to the YouTube website.
    • To allow the installation of third party applications, select the Application installations checkbox.
    • To allow the addition of new email accounts, select the Email account setup checkbox.
    • To allow access to Facebook, click the Facebook checkbox. The Facebook option and the Twitter option work together. You must either allow or restrict access to both applications. If you select or clear the checkbox for one option, the setting is automatically applied to the other option.
    • To allow access to Twitter, select the Twitter checkbox.
    • To allow picture taking, select the Camera checkbox.
    • To allow access to BlackBerry Messenger, select the BlackBerry Messenger checkbox.
  5. Press the key > Options.
  6. Press the key > Save.
  7. Enter a four-digit PIN. Click OK.
  8. Confirm the PIN. Click OK.


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