If you’ve got young kids at home with a Homepod in their room then, I bet you would want them to play music knowing that you have restricted most of the explicit stuff. That’s fair enough but, what to do when you find the Allow Explicit Content entry missing from your HomePod? Worry not, here’s an easy way to fix it.
How to fix Allow Explicit Content entry missing from HomePod issue
The tech tool from Apple is quite inclusive, catering to every type of user and all age groups. As such, there can instance of overlap of inappropriate content with an unsuitable audience. For this reason, Apple offers an option to block inappropriate content. However, sometimes, you may find the Allow Explicit Content entry missing from your HomePod for no apparent reason. Here’s how to get it back.
- Create an Apple ID for your young kid.
- Send the person an invite.
- Wait for a response.
- On your device, tap the Home app icon.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Home Settings.
- Tap the invitee’s name under the People heading.
- Scroll down to Allow Explicit Content option and enable it.
The problem was especially noted after updating the HomePod firmware version to15.2 as the option to disallow explicit content appears to have been moved from the HomePod configuration to the user configuration due to multiuser mode.
How to restore the HomePod Explicit Content control when it goes missing
Begin by creating an Apple ID for your kid. Note – Children under 13 can’t create an Apple ID on their own. (This age also varies by region.) But if you’re the family organizer, you can create an Apple ID for your child.
Once done, open the Home app on your iPhone.
Under the new screen that appears, tap the Home icon and choose Home Settings.
Invite your kid to Family Sharing.
Now, open up the Home app under her account, accept the invitation and go to Home Settings again.
Here, under the People heading, choose her username.
When directed to a new screen, scroll down to find the Allow Explicit Content entry listed there.
Toggle the switch to the Off position to disallow any explicit content.
Hope that makes sense!