Safe Surfer: Block Porn & Apps

In-app purchases
3.7
4.52K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
PEGI 3
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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 monitoring app, Safe Surfer must be installed by the legal owner and/or custodian of this device solely for personal usage, monitoring a child for which you are a legal guardian, or monitoring employee usage on a device owned by an organization. Using Safe Surfer for other/malicious purposes is stricly prohibited. A persistent notification shows at all times when Safe Surfer is active.

• 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).

• As a parental control app, we use the Android VPNService API to filter online content according to your settings. This VPN does not change your IP address/country on the internet, nor does it affect your internet speed.

• 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.
Updated on
Jan 18, 2024

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 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.8
4.36K reviews
Gavin
January 19, 2024
Doesn't block? I don't have the pro version but the on screen detection just darkens the display and puts an eye symbol over it when porn is detected. I was hoping for it to close the app or back out of it. I have reached out to support to see about it, however for free it's very good. I have mixed feelings about handing over the keys to the castle. For it to work well you have to give it all the premissions. But🤷🏻‍♂️ I can't trust myself so we'll see.
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Safe Surfer
January 22, 2024
Hi Gavin, thanks for your review. Google review us to ensure that we comply with the Play Store rules as a parental controls app, so it's safe to turn on the prevent uninstall features—they can always be removed with the PIN that's set for the app. The nudity detection feature is experimental, but we're looking to improve it in the future! ^Kirwan
Owyn Yager
November 29, 2023
Is a great app but my Internet is not working correctly because is blocking that as well. I can not watch YouTube or text on social media app on WiFi or Data.
6 people found this review helpful
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Safe Surfer
November 30, 2023
Hi there, thanks for your review. We're aware that there might have been a bug in our latest app version. While we're fixing this, you can try the Private DNS mode by tapping the Install button under the "You are protected!" section within the app, which should avoid this. Hope that helps. ^Kirwan
Qutub Pasha
October 31, 2023
It works really well when the VPN is on and blocks all the inappropriate content from all the browsers but the VPN constantly getting off please solve this problem so that it becomes the best app to block inappropriate content from all possible ways
8 people found this review helpful
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Safe Surfer
November 2, 2023
Hey Qutub, thanks for your review. Safe Surfer works best when you use the Private DNS mode for newer phones—this should fix the issue. You can do this by tapping Install on the home menu in the first section. You can find out more here: https://safesurfer.io/articles/guides/how-to-protect-an-android-device-from-harmful-online-content/ ^Kirwan

What's new

- Bugfixes
- Update app blocking agreement text