Nook Profiles - Everything You Wanted To Know
I'll cover as much as I can about Nook Profiles. First, a screenshot of the Profiles settings page which shows everything you can set -
How to get to Profiles and Change Profiles
There's nothing in Settings (strange).
On your Nook HD+ or Nook HD home page: At the top left will be your Profile Name. Swipe Down on the top left of the screen where your Name/Profile Name is.
So just drag your finger down from where the Profile Name is listed. This will show you a List of Profiles. There will also be two additional buttons:
Add Adult Profile.
Add Child Profile.
Let's start with Child Profiles. Tap on 'Add Child Profile' to start.
I - Child Profiles
Second Step is you get to choose parental controls.
This is from Nook HD+. There are the following options when you set up a Child Profile. You can enable or disable each:
1) Browse Nook Shop
Assuming this is to allow browsing the Nook Shop.
2) Password Protect Purchases in Shop
Assuming this turns on password protection of purchases.
3) Make Shopping Kid Friendly
Not sure what 'kid friendly' means.
4) Access My Files in Library
Assuming this is to allow/disallow access to files in the library.
5) Browse the Web
*Web Access on or off. When disabled the 'Web' button in the main menu disappears (only when in this Child account).
6) Reads for Kids
Note sure what this is.
7) Apps for Kids
Allow kid-friendly apps.
8) Video for Kids
8b) Allow Access to Movies & TV Shows with ratings.
Here you can choose what ratings are allowed for your child. There's G, PG, PG13, TVY, TVY7, TVG, TV14.
You can choose one or more.
9) Games for Kids
Assuming this allows kid friendly games.
Third Step is you get Age-Appropriate 'Interests' recommendations for your child and you must select at least one.
You have to select one or more 'interests' for your child from things like: Baby Favorites, Stories Every Kid Should Know, Animal Tales, Bedtime Stories, Family & Friends, Picture Books, Silly Fun.
Based on your interest you get free samples. Example: Choose 'Stories Every Kid Should Know' and you get Curious George, Jack and the Beanstalk etc.
These are free sample titles.
Fourth Step is that if you haven't set a Nook passcode you get the option to add a passcode so that your child can't visit other profiles on the device. My main profile didn't have a passcode.
After that the Child Profile was populated with your purchases that qualify as 'children books' and 'children apps'.
This included Teen Books and children's books and children's apps.
Note: When logged into the Child Profiles you don't have the option to add Profiles.
II - Adult Profiles.
Step 1: Tap and hold on the Profile Name at the top left of the Screen and slide down.
Note: A tap will also work.
Step 2: Tap on Add Adult Profile. Enter Gender and Name.
Option: To Add all content in 'this account' (your current account) to this new Profile's Library. So you can either prepopulate it with everything you have, or not.
Step 3: Choose Interests.
Step 4: Based on INterests chosen a number of Books and Apps are recommended. These are all ones that have free trials or samples.
Step 5: You're logged into the new Profile.
1) Only after using it more can I comment on how well it works.
2) The set up is very good.
3) Very impressed with the loads of Parental Controls. You could pick an eclectic set of Controls like allowing TVY and nothing else in Video and TV, no games, but apps, and no web but allow Shop access.