Article ID : 00133616 / Last Modified : 10/07/2017

How can I restrict or allow apps using the Restricted Profile function?

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The Restricted Profile function prevents access to certain apps or services when enabled.

Restricted Profile Setup

To manage this function, please use the following path:

[HOME] > [Settings] > [Personal - Security & restrictions] > [Restricted profile] > [Settings] > set up a new 4-digit PIN > re-enter your PIN to confirm > [Allowed apps] > select your chosen app > [Allowed / Not allowed]

Accessing your Restricted Profile

To start using your Restricted Profile on Sony's Android TV, please use the following steps:

[HOME] > [Restricted profile] icon in the settings menu > [Enter Restricted profile]. A new message "Switching to Restricted Profile" will appear on-screen before the function is activated.

NOTE
: To exit your Restricted Profile, enter the category, select [Exit Restricted profile] and enter your 4-digit PIN. A message "Switching owner" will appear on-screen to confirm the function has been deactivated.

Changing the PIN in your Restricted Profile 

You can also change your PIN using the following settings:

[HOME] > [Settings] > [Personal - Security & restriction] > [Restricted profile] > [Settings] > [Change PIN] > Enter your old 4-digit PIN > Choose a new PIN > Re-enter your new PIN to confirm.

Deleting your Restricted Profile

Finally, you can delete your Restricted Profile by selecting:

[HOME] > [Settings] > [Personal - Security & restriction] > [Restricted profile] > [Delete restricted profile] > Enter your 4-digit PIN

Creating or cancelling an existing PIN