Kodi Master Lock Code is a small password you can place on different areas of the Kodi application including locking your libraries or settings screens. If you have small children using your media centre you may want to implement some Kodi parental control. In this post I will show you how to lock Kodi media centre. You will learn how to set passwords on the content that you want to remain secure. If you are new user then you may know about Kodi.
How to Protect Kodi using Kodi Master Lock Code
In tutorial How to Protect Kodi using Kodi Master Lock Code post we will be using Kodi 17.1 Krypton but if you have older version of application, please update to Kodi 17. Before making any changes to your system please ensure that you backup Kodi. When you system is backed up you are ready to password protect Kodi.
Setting a Kodi Master Lock Code
To start the process,
Open Kodi main settings window by
clicking on the small gear at the top of the main menu. Once in settings
select Interface settings as shown in the image below.
There are no many settings to choose from in this location.
Select Master lock from the options on the left. All Kodi parental lock settings are contained within this window.
Select Master lock code and settings as shown in the below screenshot.
When you do this you will see a set of password types usable as the Kodi Master Lock code. These options are:
- Numeric Password
- Gamepad button combo
- Full-text password
For this How to Lock Kodi guide we are going to use a simple four number numeric password.
Select your chosen password type and you will then be prompted to enter the password you would like to use.
Kodi Master Lock Code on Startup
Another security area I want to mention in this How to Lock Kodi post is the ability to set a password on Kodi bootup. This means that all of your Kodi libraries, settings and addons are secured with a Kodi Master Lock Code. To do this
select the cog at the top of the main menu to enter settings and then
select Interface settings as we did previously.
Navigate down to Master Lock and this time
select Ask for master lock code on startup. Once this is set you will be prompted to enter a Kodi parental lock password on application startup.
Once you have completed the above steps
navigate to one of the libraries that you have secured. When clicking on Videos I am now presented with the following numeric pad. I must enter the password that I selected earlier. As soon as the password is entered you will be taken to the Video library as normal.
A Kodi Master Lock Code is the perfect way to secure your content. It allows you to restrict what your media centre users can see. Whether you are looking for Kodi parental control or you simply want to prevent users from changing critical settings Kodi is simple to secure. A Kodi parental lock is a great way to ensure that your children cannot see movies that they are too young for. Kodi Master Lock can be implemented in no time at all and is easy to change if your passwords are compromised. Bundles of Thanks to http://homemediaportal.com/ for supporting me in writing this articles.