Managing parental control on SONY KD-55XG7005

How to activate and deactivate child lock on SONY KD-55XG7005

Child blocking and protection, or parental control, is very useful to prevent your children from watching certain programs or accessing certain applications.

Parental control is an optional feature that is often available on high-end devices such as your SONY KD-55XG7005.

However, it may be difficult to activate or deactivate this mode on your SONY KD-55XG7005. We will see here some methods that allow to set these parameters in less than 10 seconds.

If you know the lock code

If you have never set the child lock on your SONY KD-55XG7005 before, the lock code is probably the factory default.

It’s likely to be “0000” or “9443”.

If you have already set the child lock, then you will have to enter the code set before.

To lock and unlock the child mode, go to the “Menu” of your SONY KD-55XG7005.

You can access this through the same button on the remote control, or by pressing the Menu button once, located on the bottom or side of your TV.

Once there, go to the sub-menu “Broadcast” or “Configuration” of your SONY KD-55XG7005, by pressing the Plus and minus keys of your remote control or of your SONY KD-55XG7005.

You will be able to set various parameters such as:

  • The viewing time per session
  • The maximum viewing time per day
  • Unauthorized viewing hours
  • The type of programs allowed, such as cartoons: content filtering
  • Allowed applications
  • Monitoring children’s activity on your SONY KD-55XG7005

Choose questions instead of a PIN number

To change the child mode later, you can choose to use questions instead of a PIN code.

However, be careful not to ask too difficult questions, as you will have to remember them.

What should I do if I forgot the child safety password on SONY KD-55XG7005

We have identified four methods to disable the child lock if the password is forgotten.

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1. Via the “Menu” of your SONY KD-55XG7005

In this case, simply select the “Function” or “Menu” item on your SONY KD-55XG7005.

This will give you access to the control panel of your SONY KD-55XG7005.

From there, go to the sub-menu “Broadcasting”, “Diffusion” or equivalent on your SONY KD-55XG7005.

You can access this submenu with the +/- program keys on your remote control, or directly using the buttons on your SONY KD-55XG7005.

In this submenu, move the cursor to “child lock”, then press the volume key +/- to change the setting.

You have consequently deactivated the child lock option.

2. The “brute force” method

With this method, you will have to press and hold the mute button on your SONY KD-55XG7005 for a few seconds, or the button located on your SONY KD-55XG7005 to turn on the display.

Then hold down the return button for a few seconds as well.

3. Use a universal password to unlock child mode

Go to the child lock menu of your SONY KD-55XG7005, via your remote control or directly via the “Menu” buttons and then “Program more and less”.

Next, try a universal password like “0000” or “9443”.

If this doesn’t work, you can contact your dealer.

They will give you the universal password to unlock child mode.

4. Force the display of the desired channels from their SONY KD-55XG7005

You can force the display for some channels on your SONY KD-55XG7005.

To do this, simply press and hold the channel number on your remote control.

The selected channel will then change to green, allowing you to watch it.

To conclude on parental control

As we have seen, parental control on your SONY KD-55XG7005 is very useful.

You can activate or deactivate it at any time, even without knowing the PIN code.

Giving parents the ability to block certain programs or applications is a basic feature of your SONY KD-55XG7005.

This is made possible by V-chip technology, for example.

Removing the rough parts of computer games and blocking various websites that include adult images or swearings are, of course, part of these parental controls.

How do I set parental controls on my Sony TV?

– On the remote control, press the HOME button.
– Select Settings.
– The next steps will depend on your TV menu options: Select Watching TV → Parental controls or Parental lock.
– Set your desired 4-digit PIN code.

What to do if you forgot your restricted profile pin on Sony TV?

– Press the HOME button.
– Scroll down to Settings.
– In the Personal section select Parental Lock (Broadcast)
– Enter the Master PIN (9999)
– Select Change PIN Code and change it to your desired PIN.

Where is security and restrictions on Sony Smart TV?

Press the HOME button, then select [Settings] — [Device Preferences] — then options such as [Security & restrictions] or [Watching TV] — [Parental controls].

How do I restrict Youtube on my Sony Bravia TV?

– Press the HOME button, then select [Settings].
– Select [Preferences] → [Parental Lock].
– Press the button in [Password], enter the password, then select [Channel Block]/[Analog Channel Block] → the channel to be blocked → [Blocked]. (When using the Touchpad Remote Control, press the touchpad in [Password].)

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6 ancillary questions

Can you put parental controls on a smart TV?

Most Smart TVs offer internet browsers and, while connected to your home broadband, will apply any parental control filters you have set to prevent your children from seeing anything inappropriate.

How can I block YouTube on my smart TV?

Step-by-step process: On the main menu, click on the settings icon, available in the top right corner.

Now, on the settings page, locate options that allow you to lock certain applications.

Select YouTube.

After that, set a passcode, and you’re done.

Can you block apps on a smart TV?

You can lock the app so you can still use it by entering a PIN, but your child will not be able to access it. Navigate to APPS, and then select Settings.

Select an app to lock or unlock, and then select Lock/Unlock.

Enter the PIN – the default PIN is “0000”, but you should change it so your children can’t guess it.

How do I set the time limit on my Sony Bravia TV?

– Press the (Quick Settings) button on the remote control, and select the following in order.

[Settings] — [System] — [Parental controls] — [Screen time]
– Set or input the PIN.
– Enable [Restrict screen time] to start restriction.

How do I block Youtube on my Sony Bravia TV?

– On the supplied remote control, press the (Quick Settings) button.
– Select Parental controls.
– Select Apps.
– Select Enter PIN, then enter your PIN number.
– Enable Restrict apps to customize app restrictions.
– Select each app that you want to restrict.

How do I put parental controls on YouTube on my smart TV?

– Open the YouTube app on your smart TV.
– Go to the sidebar menu and scroll down to Settings.
– Navigate to Restricted mode and click the On button.

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