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How to use the Block by Category feature in Linksys Shield

Using the Block by Category feature is pretty simple – pick a device, select an age-appropriate preset or customize a preset, and tap Save!  Below are the detailed instructions.
 
Step 1:
Go to the Parental Controls section of your Linksys app and tap Control a Device

 
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NOTE:  If you have already set up Parental Controls on a device, tap the device icon.  You can also tap Add a device to select a new device.
 
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Step 2:
Select a device from the list.
 
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Step 3:
Select Block by Category.
 
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Step 4:
Select one of the four presets by tapping on the left or right arrows or swiping right or left.  Make sure to tap Save once you have selected a filter. 
 
NOTE:  The Off filter is enabled by default which means nothing is currently blocked.
  1. Child (ages 8 and under)
  2. Pre-Teen (ages 9-12)
  3. Teen (ages 13-17)
  4. Adult (ages 18+)
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Category icons:
  • User-added image Red circle with an x – All subcategories are blocked.
  • User-added image Orange circle – Some subcategories are allowed.
  • User-added image Green circle with check mark – All subcategories are allowed. 
NOTE:  Each category heading displays a number representing the count of its subcategories.  For more details about each category and its corresponding subcategories, click here.

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