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The padlock icon is locked. If you attempt to view or delete a program that is a part of your parental controls, you'll be prompted to enter a password. When you enter the correct password, Parental Controls are temporarily disabled.

Additional notes about TiVo parental controls:

  • If they are temporarily disabled, the padlock is open. You can view any program, but a password is required to change any parental controls.
  • If they are Off the padlock is open and dim. Anyone can view or record any channels and no password is required to change Parental Control settings. If you turn them back on, a new password is required.


Why should I use Parental Controls? Parental Controls allow you to filter programs you deem inappropriate for your children to watch. You can lock channels and set rating limits for movies and television shows. You'll have better control over what your children watch and feel more comfortable about their viewing habits when they watch TV.

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