The 24-year-old appeared in court wearing an orange prison outfit where he sat with his mother, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
A judge ordered the acapella singer be released on bail and banned from using the Internet and social media until his upcoming trial.
The star paid the $100,000 bail fee and has been ordered to remain in his home.
Jones (who has 500,000+ subscribers on YouTube and 300k followers on Instagram) was arrested last week for asking two teenage girls, one 14 and the other 15, to send him sexually explicit videos.
If found guilty, Jones will face a minimum of 15 years behind bars.