Off the Grid - Digital Detox

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.9
1.35K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Do you need a digital detox? The average American spends 31% of their waking hours on mobile devices. Yes, really! Off the Grid is a digital detox app that helps curb phone addiction so you can cut that number down and reconnect with real life. And it's free!

• Out to dinner and always checking your phone?
  Off the Grid locks down your phone so you engage with the people around you.
• Want to put down your phone every night at 8pm?
  Schedule your Off the Grid time and your phone will stop distracting you, automatically.
• Need to make sure your significant other can reach you?
  Choose whether to allow calls when you're Off the Grid.
• Worried your friends will wonder why you're not responding?
  Custom auto-reply messages let your friends know you’re Off the Grid.
• Want to take a selfie with your friends?
  No problem, you can still access your camera app.

Still not convinced the quality of your life will improve by putting down your phone and doing a digital detox? Check out our digital detox articles at http://www.offthegridapp.com/overuse-of-technology-articles/.

Off the Grid is effective and a cinch to use. Give it a try! :)
Updated on
Feb 18, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
3.9
1.35K reviews
A Google user
December 11, 2019
Absolutely the only app that actually works to get me off my phone. I set it to allow texts and nothing else nearly all the time. (Tip: turn off the "watch ad to unlock phone" feature.) You'll be amazed at how much new time you have to engage with the real world. Thank you!!! Note: sometimes an alarm will ring that I forgot about and I won't be able to turn it off. That's my fault, but usually if I'm quick enough I can slide the cancel button before the screen gets blocked by Off the Grid.
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Digital Detox
December 11, 2019
Glad you like it! You can whitelist your alarm app if you want to use it while Off the Grid.
A Google user
January 5, 2020
Good for getting me off my phone at night. You can set 1 app as an exception when off grid, after that you have to buy the premium version to set more. You have the option to still receive phone calls while off grid, and there is an emergency feature so that you can make calls. Edit: In response to the developer's question, in order for me to give the app 5 stars it would need to be more reliable. Sometimes (maybe 2-3 times a month) it does not turn on at the scheduled time.
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Digital Detox
January 5, 2020
Thanks Lauren, this is usually due to Android shutting down apps running in the background. You should be able to head into Settings, Apps, Off the Grid. You should see a place to tap for Battery (sometimes this is under "Advanced"). Under Battery Usage you might see an option to restrict background usage. You should turn this off.
A Google user
November 14, 2019
Everything looked great. Set up everything and hit go off grid. I clicked the make call button and then the home button. Was instantly taken to my home screen and I had full access to my phone. Went back to the app and it didn't even say anything about being in off grid mode. It was as if I never started it. Response: I tried with both checked and both unchecked. Same issue.
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Digital Detox
November 14, 2019
Hi Skylar, thank you. I was able to replicate this bug and have submitted it to our programmers for review. Sorry for the trouble this is causing you. :(

What's new

- Bug fixes and code improvements