Managing parental control on TCL 55EC780
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How to activate and deactivate child lock on TCL 55EC780
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 TCL 55EC780.
However, it may be difficult to activate or deactivate this mode on your TCL 55EC780. 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 TCL 55EC780 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 TCL 55EC780.
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 TCL 55EC780, by pressing the Plus and minus keys of your remote control or of your TCL 55EC780.
<The child lock sub-menu will be available.
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 TCL 55EC780
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.
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What should I do if I forgot the child safety password on TCL 55EC780
We have identified four methods to disable the child lock if the password is forgotten.
1. Via the “Menu” of your TCL 55EC780
In this case, simply select the “Function” or “Menu” item on your TCL 55EC780.
This will give you access to the control panel of your TCL 55EC780.
From there, go to the sub-menu “Broadcasting”, “Diffusion” or equivalent on your TCL 55EC780.
You can access this submenu with the +/- program keys on your remote control, or directly using the buttons on your TCL 55EC780.
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 TCL 55EC780 for a few seconds, or the button located on your TCL 55EC780 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 TCL 55EC780, 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 TCL 55EC780
You can force the display for some channels on your TCL 55EC780.
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 TCL 55EC780 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 TCL 55EC780.
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.
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