Safe Surfer: Block Porn & Apps

In-app purchases
3.6
4.23K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Built to be simple to use, protecting your device with Safe Surfer is as easy as tapping the Get Protected button.

Safe Surfer is packed full of features to enable you and your family to surf the Internet without fear:

➤ Safer Surfing
Safe Surfer blocks a wide range of pornographic and adult websites. Once protection is enabled, these websites cannot load on your device.

➤ Eliminate Distractions
Sign in to enable blocking 50+ more popular apps and games.

➤ Remote Control (Pro)
Use the web dashboard to remotely block sites and view the device's browsing history.

➤ Mail Alerts (Pro)
Regularly send blocked sites and screen blackout events to an admin or accountability partner.

➤ Internet History (Pro)
View detailed browsing history stats on the device or remotely.

➤ Pin Protection
Built-in pin lock functionality ensures that only you or an accountability partner can configure protection and other settings inside the app.

➤ Prevent Uninstall
With a PIN code, prevent uninstalling or disabling the app without permission from the admin. Requires enabling the Accessibility Service using the checkbox under "enable always-on".

➤ Screen Blackout
Powered by machine learning, Screencast detection is a new way to deter the viewing of inappropriate content. When Screen blackout is enabled and triggered, a screenshot is taken and stored securely, along with the screen being temporarily blacked out.

➤ Wi-Fi and Cellular protection
Safe Surfer protection keeps your device protected—no matter what kind of network you are connected to.

➤ Zero ads and low resource footprint
Safe Surfer is ad-free and has a minimal impact on your device's resources.

Notes:

• As a parental control app, we use the Android AccessibilityService API for the sole purpose of stopping device users from uninstalling protection without the permission of a parent (or an accountability partner).

• Some mobile service providers and Internet service providers in certain countries hijack the ability to use specific DNS settings. The Safe Surfer app relies upon this ability. If this is the case in your country with your service provider, the Safe Surfer app may not work properly on your device.

• This app is free and open-source software (FOSS). If you are interested in contributing to its development, please visit our GitLab page: https://gitlab.com/safesurfer/SafeSurfer-Android
Updated on
Oct 27, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.6
4.23K reviews
A Google user
January 2, 2019
This app is definitely a step in the right direction, but there are still some disappointments. I was really impressed when testing the effectiveness, hence the high rating. However, it can be pretty easily disabled via ultra power saving mode, and then enabled again when turned off like nothing happened. If this app is fixed so that it can run anytime, that would earn it a 5 star rating.
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Safe Surfer Ltd
June 19, 2022
Hi Joshua, thanks for your review. We've been working hard on the app since 2019, so we would love for you to try it again! On devices running Android 9 or later, we can now enforce protection via Private DNS and our new stop uninstallation features, even when ultra power saving is enabled. ^Kirwan
Keith Sorensen
April 18, 2022
Major improvement. They fixed it so it can no longer be 'Force Stop.' As a result, the only way to bypass it is to uninstall it. However, if you uninstall it, it is obvious that this has happened because you need to renter your log-in credentials instead of just a pin. Smart move. Block social media apps that allow porn. Any browser that gets downloaded, this app automatically works on it. Excellent app.
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Brittany Bishop
September 25, 2020
When the filter is on it works really, really well. Hubby tested it to see how easy it would be to bypass and it was really difficult. However, in the couple of weeks we've had it the app has turned itself off at least 2 times. It is hidden in a folder on the phone and only I know where it is, so I know that no one else is turning it off. For this reason I will have to look elsewhere. I can't have the app randomly turning off leaving no protection
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Safe Surfer Ltd
June 19, 2022
Hi Brittany, thanks for your review. We've been working hard on the app since 2020—we can now enforce protection via Private DNS and our new stop uninstallation features. These features together are available within the app for devices running Android 9 or later. ^Kirwan

What's new

Bugfix for changing subscriptions