Unpluq - Reduce Screen Time

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About this app

We care about your digital wellbeing & want to help you win back your time and attention. Unpluq’s unique features are built with a focus on offering you a balanced and healthy digital life. Our users save an average of 65 minutes of screen time per day because distracting apps are blocked through our unique distraction barriers. With Unpluq, you will therefore be able to focus on the things you find important in life, free of unnecessary smartphone distraction.

Focus on what matters with these powerful features 🎯
• Distracting apps and notifications are blocked by default.
• Select only the distracting apps that you want to block.
• Distracting apps are only accessible through distraction barriers.
• Optional Unpluq Tag, make accessing distracting apps a physical action.
• The distraction barriers help you to think twice before you open a distracting app.
• Choose your own distraction barrier and its difficulty.
• Track your screen usage statistics and be aware of your progress.

Distracting apps blocked by default 🚫
With Unpluq, distracting apps of your choice (and their notifications) are blocked by default, and they are only accessible through unique software barriers. It helps you to regain control over your smartphone and focus on the meaningful things in life. Easy.

Unique distraction barriers 🚧
To access your distracting apps you have to cross a distraction barrier (like shaking your phone for 5 seconds or tapping 7 buttons). The additional barrier helps to make the decision to use distracting apps a conscious choice instead of a mindless habit. There are two barriers to choose from in the free version (Shaking and tapping). Also, you can change their difficulty, to make accessing your distracting apps harder or easier depending on your taste.

Unpluq Premium ⭐️
With Unpluq Premium, you will have access to even more tools and customisation to reduce your screen time and improve your productivity.
• Select an unlimited amount of distracting apps.
• Scheduling distracting apps. Work schedule, Weekend Schedule, You name it! You decide which apps are available during what day and time of the week.
• Whitelist contacts, so notifications from them always get through.
• Option to use the Unpluq Tag, our physical barrier to distraction.
• Have access to other exclusive distraction barriers like Scrolling, Random, QR code scanning, and charging.

Try Unpluq Premium for free for the first 10 days, and start your productivity journey.

The Unpluq Tag 🟨
The Physical Tag That Helps You Block Distracting Apps & Be More Productive. Save 69 Min Every Day. The Unpluq Tag is our second generation physical barrier to distracting apps following the original Unpluq Key. It’s an NFC powered yellow tag that’s designed to fit on your keychain. The physical action makes accessing distracting apps an even more conscious decision. Pre-Order it now through the Unpluq app and receive free access to Unpluq Premium.

Unpluq will help you to ✅
• Reduce screen time
• Be more productive
• Sleep better
• Boost mental health
• Increase wellbeing
• Save up to 65+ minutes per day
• Reduce stress
• Stay focussed

Privacy 🔒
We care about your privacy and take measures to keep it that way. We are not storing any of your data to sell, you are not the product. We design products that deliver benefits to the customer with privacy in mind. It’s one of our core values.

Unpluq Free & Unpluq Premium
When you download Unpluq you will be able to try out Unpluq Premium for free without having to give your payment details. After the trial you will be automatically downgraded to a Free account. With the Free version, you can block 2 distracting apps and use only 1 schedule. You can earn free access to Unpluq Premium by inviting your friends.
Updated on
Nov 29, 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, Contacts and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
267 reviews
Michael Berdeaux
August 4, 2022
I've tested an uncountable number of these distraction blocking apps/methods and this app has been the best for me. It has all the features I want, great barriers, and usually just works. The team is super communicative as well and has helped me resolve issues quickly. On average, I save about 3-4 hours a day using this, so definitely worth the premium cost for me.
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August 11, 2022
So great to hear stories like yours Michael, that's the reason we started on this mission to help everyone regain control of their time and attention. Much love and enjoy your time!
Shawn Nguyen
April 1, 2022
This app was almost perfect for my use case, which is to block apps. A feature I would like is a "cooldown" when the app is configured to end Full mode after a set amount of time. Once the time expires, it'll prevent you from switching to full mode for a set time. As other people stated, there should be more clarification about the free plan. I also feel that the 2 app limit is too restrictive and should be changed to around 5 apps
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Piergil Simard
November 1, 2022
Like some other reviews are saying, the app sometime fails in its core mechanism (too frequently). It doesn't consistently lock itself after being unlocked, meaning rather than the app blocking me, I have to remember to enable it again, which is kinda pointless. I really hope they fix this as soon as possible. (Yes, I followed their instructions about battery optimisation.)
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What's new

You now have the option to use different barriers for different schedules! A weekend schedule where you shake your phone, a working day schedule where you tap the Tag to the back of your phone, you name it. You control your (screen) time even more with this personalisation!
You can also use the new parental control feature, where you password-protect the Unpluq settings.
Some bug fixes and crash fixes were done also.