Issue: I want to use Freedom, but how do I stop myself from just deleting the app?

Everyone has the occasional moments of weakness, and we know it can be tempting to circumvent a Freedom session by exploiting an iOS loophole: deleting the Freedom app itself! Luckily, there is a way around this problem.

You'll need to make sure you have Screen Time enabled to follow these instructions. If you don't have screen time enabled, here's Apple’s guide to getting that started:

If you are trying to prevent yourself from removing the app, you will need a trusted friend to set your Screen Time password.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device

  2. Select Screen Time

  3. Select Content and Privacy Restrictions

  4. Tap iTunes and App Store Purchases

  5. Tap Deleting Apps

  6. Select Don’t Allow

  7. Go back to Screen Time Settings. Select Use Screen Time Password

  8. Have a friend set the Screen Time password for you.

  9. Now, if you try to delete any app by holding down on the app icon, you will only be able to remove the app from your home screen. You won’t be able to completely delete the app.

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