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How do I watch porn and unlock content lock

The following question comes up regularly here in the EE community. I've been answering a lot of questions around EE content lock. This is a guide for users who want to watch porn and remove content lock. This is the question I always get:

 

"Why can't I access some websites on my smartphone?"

"I want to watch porn but unable to"

 

Well this is because content lock is enabled on your account. Content lock is there to protect under age customers from accessing sites they shouldn't just like porn sites.

 

Content lock is turned on by default and needs to be turned off by the customer if they wish to go on such sites. There are a few ways that content lock can be turned off.

 

On EE there are 3 versions of content lock...

 

Moderate – The default setting for new and existing customers. You get access to social networking sites but not 18-rated content in accordance with BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) guidelines or pornography sites.

 

Off – Full access to the internet with no filter, including 18-rated content.

 

Strict – The safe setting for children under 12. It filters 18-rated content but also content the BBFC rates higher than 'PG', as well as other content not suitable for younger children including chat, dating and unmoderated social networking sites. Google SafeSearch is now built into the EE Strict settings so any Google search will not show websites that relate to unsecure, adult content. You can’t turn this feature off – you’ll need to switch your Content Lock setting to Moderate or Off.

 

Please note: EE are now blocking secure sites for Strict users (sites showing HTTPS in the URL). This means that some webpages you may have been previously able to access will show as ‘Timed out’ or ‘No response’.

 

Important information
  1.  If you try to access 18-rated content with Content Lock enabled, you’ll see a blocking page and you’ll need to complete a credit card age check using the online form to view the content
  2.  If you're a business user, you may not have the permissions required to change the settings and will need to contact your account manager
  3.  Content Lock only works on EE's mobile network – not on fixed line WiFi 
  4.  If you try to change your Content Lock settings, EE will check that your credit card details match the name and address on your EE bill. If you're an American Express or Diners card holder, they take £2 from your card and refund it straight away. ‘Content Lock removed’ will show up on your credit card bill

 

Here is how you can remove your content lock...

 

My EE (PC/Mac)

 

  1. Go to Manage Device.
  2. Choose The Content Lock Setting you want.
  3. Save.

My EE (App)

 

  1. Go to Family Usage
  2. Choose Controls.
  3. Choose Content Lock.
  4. Save.

 

By Text

 

  1. Text Strict, Moderate or Off to 879
  2. If you have a 4GEE WiFi device, type 192.168.1.1 into your browser (password / username is admin) and use the SMS message sending feature.

Online

 

  1. From the EE blocking page, you can remove Content Lock using a credit (NOT DEBIT) card or by logging in to My EE.

 

Calling EE

 

  1. Dial 1818 from the device you want to change the Content Lock setting.
  2. Or call 150 (There may be a charge on PAYG).
  3. 4GEE WiFi and tablet customers can call us on 08454 123 662 from any other device.

In Store

 

  1. Just pop into a store with any official government photo ID. (eg. Passport, Driving License photo and paper part, Citizens Card, EU card)

     

    Please note: If you want to turn Content Lock off you’ll need to complete another credit card age check.

     

    Keeping your family safe

     

    The mobile industry uses the BBFC guidelines to determine what content should be rated 18. If you believe a website or content has been misclassified please email safeguard@ee.co.uk and EE will review it for you.

     

    What about illegal content?

    Content that’s inappropriate to some may be acceptable to others which is why there’s a robust framework in place based on BBFC standards. However, there’s a clear distinction between inappropriate and illegal content. If you or your child stumbles across an image or video online which you suspect shows child sexual abuse or other illegal content you can report securely and confidentially to the Internet Watch Foundation.

     

    Messages

    If you believe your child is receiving illegal or seriously offensive messages from an adult in a chatroom or on a social networking site, you can report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

     

    Important information for parents

    Be careful if your child is given a second-hand phone or SIM card. It's always best to call 1818 to see if Content Lock is turned On or Off. If you want to apply the Strict setting for an under 12, text the word Strict to 879 from the device you want the setting applied to. If your child is using a device connected by 4GEE WiFi, make sure you apply the correct setting of Content Lock to the 4GEE WiFi. Some content, such as apps and encrypted secure sites may contain adult material that will not be blocked by Content Lock, so it’s important to stay aware of their internet use. Make sure your computer system has protection against viruses and illegal content.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: How do I watch porn and unlock content lock

@BrendonH : Can you make it clear which methods of removing content lock are or aren't applicable to PAYG? They certainly can't use MyEE.

 

Even on contract isn't it true that  the 1st time they try to reduce contact lock they have to go thro' a CC age check & pay the refundable token?

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