Important note: Our latest app, Freedom 5.0, has significant improvements to app blocking. If you are running into any problems with Freedom, please make sure you upgrade to our latest version, which may solve the problem for you!
Issue: Freedom Version 4.0 does not block apps.
Freedom v4.0 for iOS is limited to blocking websites. Why? When Apple introduced Screen Time, it banned other companies from blocking apps. They kicked us out of the store, and would only let us back in if we removed the feature. We have not given up on iOS app blocking, and hope to one day have this feature restored. But for the time being, we are limited to website blocking only.
Issue: Freedom for iOS isn't working.
As a result of restrictions placed by Apple, the iOS app has some limitations. We're always doing research and development to find ways to improve the app and make it more effective in the future.
Below are listed the known limitations of the iOS app, and workarounds if they exist:
- Freedom needs to be open in the background, and sometimes it still doesn't update. Read more about this problem and how to solve it here: /troubleshooting/ios-troubleshooting/keeping-the-freedom-app-open-on-ios
- Freedom is unable to block remote Notifications. As notifications are deeply embedded in the iOS system, we are not able to block them. In the meantime, we encourage you to tame notifications manually - it makes the device so much more pleasant.
Still having trouble?
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