Lock Me Out: App Blocker

In-app purchases
4.4
6.41T reviews
1L+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Can't put your phone down? Are you addicted to your phone? Lock Me Out is a simple but powerful application that will lock you out of your phone when you would rather be doing something else.

Please check www.dontkillmyapp.com to make sure Lock Me Out is running unrestricted on your device!


Brief overview (detailed overview below)
• Block chosen apps, allow chosen apps, or allow lock-screen only
• Block or allow chosen websites
• Automatic lockouts based on usage: time in apps, # app opens, # device unlocks
• Only lock while at chosen locations
• Hide notifications from blocked apps
• Turn on DND/silence ringer during lockouts
• Works in split screen, picture-in-picture, and Samsung's pop-up views
• Password protection for entry, uninstall, and tampering
• Temporary emergency access
• View usage statistics
• Notifications to warn you about your usage
• No ads

Lock Me Out has helped thousands of people reduce their phone usage, including many students that want to focus on studying. It also works great as a parental control for children. Originally released in 2014, it is continually being improved based on user feedback and feature requests.

Customer service is a top priority at TEQTIC. If you experience an issue, please use the "Contact Support" menu option inside the app or email lockmeout@teqtic.com before leaving a negative review! We usually reply to all emails within 48 hours, and often much quicker.

Install now and enjoy some organic time, free of distractions!


Detailed overview
Lockout mode
Each lockout has a lockout mode associated with it. The blocked apps mode allows you to choose a list of apps you want blocked during the lockout. The allowed apps mode allows you to choose a list of apps you want to allow during the lockout. The most strict is the lock-screen only mode, which only allows use of the lock-screen. You can still answer calls or call emergency numbers in this mode. You may also choose websites to block or to allow.

Usage based lockouts
Set up rules that will trigger an automatic lockout based on your device usage. You can set up usage rules based on time spent in chosen apps, total screen time, the number of times apps are opened, or the number of device unlocks. Usage rules can be scheduled to only be enforced at chosen times.

Scheduled lockouts
Set up lockouts that repeat regularly on a schedule. You can choose the start and end time, the days of the week, the lockout mode, and additional options for each scheduled lockout.

Lockout options
Each lockout has its own configurable options:
• Unlock periodically with regular built-in breaks (pomodoro)
• Hide notifications from blocked apps
• Turn on Do Not Disturb (DND)
• Silence the ringer
• Only activate at chosen physical locations
• Allow a chosen payment to end the lockout early

Reducing notifications is important to help us eliminate frequent interruptions, which is vital for our focus, productivity, and mental health. Having lockouts limited to specific physical locations can improve focus while at school, the gym, or anywhere else apps can be a distraction. Less time spent on your phone at night can also improve your sleep.

Premium version
The free version is limited to 3 lockouts, and lists of up to 10 apps or websites. The premium version has no limitations. Please consider upgrading to support future development! We want everyone to conquer their addiction. If you cannot afford the premium version, please email us.

Sensitive permissions
The Accessibility Service permission is required to detect which apps are open, so that your chosen apps can be blocked. It is also required to detect which website is open, so that your chosen websites can be blocked. Information provided by the Accessibility Service is not collected or shared in any way.
Updated on
08-May-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.
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4.4
6.41T reviews
Mike Hodgkinson
17 June 2022
Nice work...I really like how hard / impossible it is to override with all the customization options. 1) The "one time" blockout time picker is weird. While I can select a specific start and end time fine - the fixed period (30 minutes...) seems cumbersome and does not function always (android) and 2) Biggest apprehension is the obvious permissions needed by the App. Do you document what is data is captured by you and / or on the device? How is it transmitted / protected / audited?
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TEQTIC
17 June 2022
Thank you for the kind review Mike! We are so happy you are finding it useful. The time button simply updates the start/end times automatically for you. We don't collect any info, please see our privacy policy. If you have any questions, please write to us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing lockmeout@teqtic.com.
Luke Palmer
25 May 2022
Great. Love the customizability. Better than digital wellbeing which was too easy to get around "just this once". I have a bedtime lockout set and a 30 minute addictions timer. One thing I would love is a snooze, where it'll give you a warning before your time is up and you can add 5 minutes (one time!). Sometimes I'm in the middle of a chess game and it's like nope, you're done, all of a sudden. I'd like a chance to finish the game. Great app, thanks.
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TEQTIC
25 May 2022
Thank you for the very kind review and suggestions Luke! We are so happy you are finding it useful. Please share Lock Me Out with friends that might also find it helpful. If you have any questions, please write to us by using the in-app "Contact support" menu option or emailing lockmeout@teqtic.com.
David Williams
29 May 2022
This is the first thing I download whenever I get a new phone. It's gotten almost impossible to live without a smartphone, but they can quickly take over your life. Lock Me Out makes it easy to keep using the apps you need while limiting the distractions. And I love being able to set up different blocks by location. This app has literally made my life better!
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TEQTIC
29 May 2022
Thank you for the very kind review David! We are so happy you are finding it useful. Please share Lock Me Out with friends that might also find it helpful. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us again!

What's new

6.7.3 (2022.05.08)
-Protect against Samsung’s deep sleeping apps page
-Fixed crash when SCHEDULE_EXACT_ALARM permission revoked
-Ask for schedule exact alarm permission if missing
-Possibly fixed rare crash
-Show permission request dialog on top of entry password dialog
-Updated master password
-Please view the full changelog at www.teqtic.com/lockmeout-changelog or by going to Menu -> About Lock Me Out -> Changelog