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

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What's the Restricted Profile? 

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

How do I set up a Restricted Profile?

Please use the following instructions:

  • [HOME] 
  • [Settings]*
  • [Personal - Security & restrictions] > [Restricted profile] > [Settings]
  • Set up a new 4-digit PIN  & Re-enter your PIN to confirm 
  • Choose [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.

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

*NOTE: For Android Oreo (OSV-O), the settings icon is located in the top right-hand corner.

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