Unpluq: Control Your Time

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About this app

Unpluq helps you focus and feel better by recovering your time. Reduce your screen time by stopping your habit of picking up your phone–and stop scrolling. Recover your time, focus, and attention by making a conscious choice every time you want to access an app. The average Unpluq customer saves more than 1 hour and 22 minutes a day of screen time.* Try it a week and see how it changes your life!

Unplug Free: Available to Everyone, Always
Get off your screen, and back into your life.
- Block 2 apps
- Use 1 Schedule–all the time, during work, on the weekend, or after hours
- Choose from 2 Barriers: Choose to tap buttons or shake your phone to unblock apps

Unpluq Premium Subscription ⭐️
Save 2x as much time with premium.
- Unlimited: block apps–as many as you like
- Unlimited: schedules–work schedule, weekend schedule, you decide what works best for you
- Whitelist contacts, so notifications from them always get through
- All Barriers: Use all the available barrier options, including the patented Unpluq Tag, the keyfob that keeps you focused, as well as Walking (Steps), Scrolling, Charging, Random, or QR code barriers.

Block Apps 🚫 When You Need To
- Stay focused
- Focus during work
- Disconnect after hours
- Be present for family meals
- Avoid working on the weekends
- Study uninterrupted
- Be more mindful every day
- Sleep and rest well
- Reduce stress
- Lower anxiety

Use Unpluq To 🎯
- Block distracting apps and notifications–by default
- Choose only the apps you want to block
- Unblock apps by making a conscious decision with an Unpluq distraction barrier
- Select the distraction barrier you prefer, or go RANDOM to make it harder
- Choose how it is to access your apps
- Block different apps on different schedules
- Track your progress and understand your screen time

❓How Unpluq Works
Select which apps to block, and when. If you need to access a blocked app, make a conscious choice to open it by passing through an Unpluq Distraction Barrier–a digital key that makes you think twice and ensure you really do want to open that app. To open blocked apps, you need to take a walk, shake your phone, follow a random pattern by tapping, charge your phone, or use the Unpluq Tag keyfob (the most effective barrier).

Choose Your Distraction Barrier 🚧 –and make it as hard as you want
- Take a walk/steps
- Shake your phone
- Tap a random pattern of buttons
- Scroll through space
- Random barrier
- Scan a unique QR code
- Use your Unpluq Tag on your keychain

Use Your Newly Recovered Free Time To 🚀🏄👭🎾👪📈
- See friends
- Workout
- Side hustle like a boss
- Spend time with family
- Learn a new language

The Unpluq Tag 🟨
Already have an Unpluq Tag? Pair your Tag with the app. The NFC powered yellow Tag fits on your keychain and works with your app. Science like Rational Override Theory shows that this physical ritual to get virtual control of your phone is the most effective way to change your screen time habits.

*The average Unpluq customer in March 2023 saves 78 minutes a day.

Unpluq vs Opal
Unpluq is different from Opal: our focus is habit change to reduce screen time instead of only helping you focus. Our unique barriers that are different than Opal, like steps, or the physical Unpluq Tag-- it taps into the science behind habit change, and is the most effective way to reduce screen time.

Unpluq vs AppBlock
Unpluq is different from AppBlock: free and paid subscriptions have different limits, app blocking uses different unblocking options, including the physical Unpluq Tag patented by Unpluq. Different from Appblock, the Tag taps into habit change to stop scrolling.

We care about your privacy and take steps to protect it. Unpluq does not sell or share your data–personal or not. Having our customer’s with privacy in mind and protecting them is one of our core values. See Privacy Policy: https://www.unpluq.com/privacy-policy
Updated on
Sep 18, 2023

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

Ratings and reviews

587 reviews
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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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!
Cheryl Lim
August 9, 2023
A great blocking application that is effective and yet simple. However, I'm dropping a star due to this glitch I discovered. I'm a premium user but some of the blockers overlap between apps even when I don't want them to. For example, my Instagram has the tap blocker at a difficulty of 2, while my tiktok has max difficulty. However, when I want to unlock Instagram, it gave me the max difficulty blocker which is not what I want. Do fix that please.
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August 11, 2023
Hi Cheryl, Thanks for your review. This looks like a bug indeed. Would you be able to send us a screen recording of this issue to identify better in what situation this bug is happening. You can send it to support@unpluq.com

What's new

- Added default support for Android 13
- Blocking issues fixed: for whomever was using a time limit to set Unpluq back to blocking, there were occasionally bugs with setting back; this is fixed now
- Fix for login / registration not scrollable on devices with smaller screens
- Fix for people using the "Block schedule creation" option; this was causing a loop, but is fixed now
- Improved look & feel
- Crash fixes