1. Sign up for a Freedom account and log in.

  2. Create a block list

  3. Decide when you want your block to start: Start Now, Start Later or create a Recurring Session

  4. Decide how long you want your block session to last

  5. Select which devices and which blocklist(s) to include

  6. Start your session


  1. Mac + Windows quick start

  2. iOS quick start

  3. Android quick start

Mac + Windows:

  1. Sign up and log in at

2. Select Add a blocklist

3. Name your blocklist

4. There are 3 options for choosing sites and mobile apps that you want to block

  1. Category filters: Select a category filter to block popular websites and apps within a category such as social media or news. To see which websites are included within these categories, simply hover your mouse over the filter to reveal the list.

  2. Pre-made filters: Select from our list of pre-made filters of popular websites and mobile apps. When applicable, these filters include both the website and corresponding iOS app. For example, selecting Gmail will block both the Gmail website and its iOS app.

  3. Add your own: Want to block a website or mobile app that isn't listed? Simply add the URL in the box above the filters and select add block. Need help finding an app URL? Click here.

5. Click Save

6. Select {Your blocklist name} under Select blocklists

7. Select what devices you want to include in your block.

8. Select Start Now at the top of the dashboard and enter how many minutes you want the block to last

9. Select Start and focus on what matters!


1. Launch Freedom app and log in.

2. Select Blocklists tab.

3. Select Add a blocklist.

4. Select what you want to block by toggling the pre-made filters or by selecting add block and adding your own websites and apps in the empty field and selecting Add.

5. Tap Save in the upper righthand corner

6. Go to the Start Session tab.

7. Tap Blocklists and select a blocklist. Then tap Session Settings.

8. Select Devices and choose what devices you want to include in your block. Then tap Session Settings.

9. Select Session Length or select End Time and select a duration or an end time for your session.

11. Select Start.


To block websites, tap the Blocklists icon from the bottom of the screen and then tap "Distractions" to add our premade blocks and custom websites to your blocklist.

To create a new Blocklist, tap the green plus sign (+) in the bottom-right corner:

Start a session

Once you've set up your blocklists, you can start a Freedom session. Click on "Start Session" to create a blocking session.

Next, select the devices and times you'd like the session to run and start your session!

Still having trouble?

If you're having any difficulty, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or chat with us via the green chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the page. We're happy to help!

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