Nowadays smartphones have become the main platform of entertainment for the upcoming generations. However, the craze for television and the big screen won’t leave us, especially children. But in these times that too can turn into an unhealthy or hazard for them. Don’t worry. If you are a Vizio TV subscriber and you want to prevent your children from watching the unrated content, you have arrived at the right place. Here I am going to share some useful stuff on how to find and turn on parental control on your Vizio smart TV.
Vizio is a private company that designs and sells televisions, soundbars, speakers, and smart cast Tablet Remote products. Their HDTVs satisfying customers, with a good quality of streaming service at an affordable price. It offers products through retailers and online. Vizio smart TVs are one of the best options to buy a smart TV at an affordable price range.
HOW TO TURN ON PARENTAL CONTROL ON VIZIO TV?
Vizio TVs’ parental control allows you to prevent the TV from displaying certain channels without entering a passcode. If you are in a need of preventing your children from watching such irrelevant or unrated contents on your TV continue with the following steps mentioned below.
Step1: Initially power on your Vizio smart TV.
Step2: Press the ‘menu’ button on the remote to view the on-screen menu options.
Step3: Use the arrow keys on the remote to highlight the options.
Step4: Highlight and tap on the settings icon.
Step5: From the displayed options, using the arrow keys highlight on ‘parental controls‘ and press ‘ok’.
Step6: Enter your parental controls passcode to access the parental controls menu. The default password would be ‘0000’.
By entering the password you can turn on parental controls on your Vizio TV. In the parental controls menu, you can also enable or disable the program ratings. You can lock or unlock a channel or a program using the program ratings too.
Step1: After entering the parental controls menu, highlight the ‘rating enable’ menu and press ‘ok’.
Step2: Rating enable menu is displayed. Select ‘on or off’ and press ‘ok’.
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HOW TO LOCK AND UNLOCK CHANNELS USING PARENTAL CONTROL
Using the parental controls menu you can lock and unlock channels too with your own specific passcode in order to view certain content on your TV. To perform that function continue with the following steps mentioned below.
Step1: From the parental controls menu highlight the ‘channel locks’ and press ‘ok’.
Step2: Channel locks menu will appear.
Step3: Highlight the channel which you want to lock or unlock and press ‘ok’.
Step4: When a channel is locked the lock icon appears to be locked. It means that the channel is not accessible without entering the passcode.
Step5: In case the channel is not locked the lock icon appears to be unlocked. It means that the channel is accessible without any passcode.
By locking some channels from displaying unrated content you can prevent your children from watching inappropriate material.
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HOW TO RESET PARENTAL CONTROL PASSCODE ON VIZIO TV?
In case if you are using parental controls and have forgotten the passcode, no worry, continue with the following steps mentioned below to reset your passcode.
Step1: In the parental controls menu highlight the ‘change pin’ and press ‘ok’.
Step2: Change pin menu will be displayed.
Step3: In the new pin field enter your new 4-digit passcode using the number keys on the remote.
Step4: Re-enter your 4-digit passcode on the confirm pin field and press ‘ok’.
Step5: Press the ‘exit’ button on the remote.
Vizio smart TVs are one of the best products in an affordable price range. More than buying a smart TV, preventing children from watching inappropriate content on that is more important. By using the above-mentioned steps you can find and turn on parental controls on your Vizio smart TV. Also, If you are looking for more Tips & tricks on TV check Smart tv apps guide and especially for Vizio Smart TV here.