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About this app

🔒 Block apps and websites at specific times during the week.
📈 View your phone usage, and take control of your time.
Limit app and website usage. Set hourly or daily usage limits.
📊 Get weekly usage reports. View trends in your digital wellbeing.
👮‍♂️ Strict blocking: can be enabled to become even more productive.

💪 Boost your productivity, stay focused, and improve your digital wellbeing!
Block is an easy-to-use Android application that improves your self-control by blocking or limiting your app usage and giving you insight into how your time is spent on your phone. Whether you need to focus on your 🎓 study, don't want to get distracted at 💼 work, can't go to 🛌 sleep at night, or want to be more 👥 social, this app can help you out.

Select a group of apps and create a custom time schedule during which these apps will automatically be blocked. The schedule is fully customizable, allowing you to set different times on different days in the week, allowing you to create productive habits. An active block cannot be turned off so that it prevents you from using distracting apps.
⏱️ You can temporarily activate your blocks at any time for a specific duration. Great for when you start a study session or want to go to sleep. Often combined with a Pomodoro timer for increased productivity.

You can analyze your phone usage over different time periods, going back up to 2 years. See where your time is spent and take steps to improve your digital wellbeing.

Wasting time on social media, or watching too many YouTube videos? You can configure an hourly/daily usage limit for specific apps. When you reach the time limit, the apps will be blocked for the remainder of the day. The limits are customizable per day of the week. For example, detox from Facebook and other social media apps by only allowing 30 minutes per weekday, limit Reddit to 20 minutes in the weekend, or block Whatsapp after 1 hour of messaging.

At the start of each week, you will receive an overview of your app usage of the week before. This contains a detailed breakdown of where your time was spent during the week, allowing you to easily decide which apps to restrict. You will be able to have more quality time and reduce your phone addiction, resulting in a better digital diet.

Strictness of each block can be configured, when strict mode is enabled you cannot pause or edit an active restriction, except by rebooting your phone. If that is too easy, you can even prevent a reboot from disabling active blocks in the app's settings. This app uses the Device Administrator permission. The permission can (optionally) be enabled inside the app's settings to prevent the app from being force closed or uninstalled, such that there is no way to circumvent a block. Procrastinators, this app is made for you.

Additionally, you can place widgets on your home screen that allow you to start a block in a single tap. There is Tasker support to automate the starting of a block at any time.

This app uses a number of special permissions, like an Accessibility service, to detect and block app and website usage. No personal information or app usage data is collected from these permissions, all data stays on your phone.

Please see the FAQ and troubleshooting tips in the app for any issues. The most common problems can be solved by disabling aggressive battery management settings to allow the app to run in the background.
Updated on
Jan 30, 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
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This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

9.5K reviews
Sara Walton
May 23, 2023
Excellent app with an easy to use and intuitive interface! It allows you to create different block profiles, so that if you want to block a certain set of apps when studying and a different set of apps when at work, you can. It also allows you to start a block profile right now for a period of time or create a schedule that turns on a block profile for a period of time on certain days/times. It also has uninstall protection, which, of course, is necessary for a tool like this. Well done!
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A Google user
October 31, 2019
I pretty good app! Easy to set up, and does what it says on the tin! I am having an issue recently though, where the free version won't let me select six apps for a block. It lets me have five, but when I try to add a sixth, it pops up to tell me I can only add six. No clue how to fix it. Edit: that must have been it! Your suggestion fixed the problem right up. Thank you!
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October 31, 2019
Hi Cyndi, thanks for the review! The sixth app is likely an app that has been uninstalled. These don't show up anymore (will be fixed), but still count towards the limit of 6 apps. If you still know what app it is you can reinstall the app and then deselect it in your block, or create a new block with 6 apps
A Google user
September 10, 2019
I used the offtime app for a year before they discontinued it. I was looking for an app that could replace it. This app has some of the best features of the offtime app without the same problems. It just blocks the apps you want to block and no extras like "photo editor" or "finder" like the other app did. Very simple to use and effective. I love the scheduling feature. Its great for the times when I have more self control. So far no problems. Only thing I'd add is a password option.
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🌐 Website blocking (beta)