Important note: This article refers to Freedom for iOS Version 3.0.  Our latest app, Freedom 5.0, is able to block Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram!  If you are running into problems, it's likely you are on our older app. Please make sure you upgrade to our latest version, which will solve the problem for you!

Issue: I'm able to block other apps, but I can still open Instagram. Why can't I block the app?

To begin, we're very sorry about not being able to block the Instagram app on iOS. Recently, Instagram and other Facebook owned apps released an update to its app that made the app non-blockable on most connections. We did a very deep dive trying to investigate if there were any changes we could make to resume blocking, and unfortunately we did not have much success. Instagram, owned by Facebook, is now using the same technology that renders the Facebook app non-blockable.

It's not all bad news, however. From our research, we've begun developing new and improved blocking technology to get around this issue with Instagram, Facebook, etc. We've made great progress, so we're hoping to release an update to our iOS app with new blocking technology later on in 2018! This is one of our absolute top priorities, so please know we're working hard to get this new blocking technology out as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can read more about this issue and see a workaround here:

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