Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing

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4.1
12.1K reviews
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About this app

๐Ÿ”’ Block apps and websites at specific times during the week.
๐Ÿ“ˆ View your phone usage, and take control of your time.
โณ Limit app and website usage. Set hourly or daily usage limits.
๐Ÿ“Š Get weekly usage reports. View trends in your digital wellbeing.
๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Strict blocking: can be enabled to become even more productive.

๐Ÿ’ช 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 ๐ŸŽ“ study, don't want to get distracted at ๐Ÿ’ผ work, can't go to ๐Ÿ›Œ sleep at night, or want to be more ๐Ÿ‘ฅ social, this app can help you out.


๐Ÿ•“ BLOCK SPECIFIC APPS AT SPECIFIC TIMES
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.
โฑ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿ“Š VIEW APP USAGE
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.

โŒ› SET HOURLY/DAILY USAGE LIMITS
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.

๐Ÿ“ˆ RECEIVE WEEKLY USAGE REPORTS
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.

๐Ÿ”’ STRICT APP BLOCKING
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.

OTHER
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.

PRIVACY
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.

SUPPORT
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
Mar 11, 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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data canโ€™t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.2
11.6K reviews
Random Person
June 18, 2024
I like it so far and I like that the free version has so many features available! And the premium version is a one-time payment which is awesome too, sick of the apps requiring subscriptions and barely giving you anything in their free versions. Love that you can strict block an app and can't evade it while the block is active. I mostly need the daily usage limit feature though and I wish there was an option to prevent you from editing those limits while the block HASN'T activated yet!
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A Google user
May 20, 2019
I've tried multiple apps to block apps for a period of time. This is the only app that doesn't let you remove apps from the block list by default. Every other app that I tried would only prevent you from removing apps if you were in strict mode, and there was no way to automatically enable strict mode. This app only lets you disable the blocks if you reboot, but that feature can be disabled. Well designed, simple app that does what it says. Bravo!
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