Until recently, Freedom required the use of a proxy for blocks to be effective. This could potentially cause issues with:

  • Other apps that use a proxy
  • Windows apps such as Microsoft Office, Skype, and other Windows Store apps
  • VPNs
  • Workplace or public computers that don't allow use of a proxy
  • In some cases, slower computer performance

Now, Freedom has a non-proxy mode that should fix these issues!

How to Use

To use Freedom in non-proxy mode, select it from your desktop menu:

Note: This option can only be selected or deselected when no sessions are active. If you need a session deleted, please contact support or see the instructions in this article: Ending a block session.

Troubleshooting

Blocking no longer working in some browsers after turning on non-proxy mode?

Not all browsers are currently compatible with non-proxy mode. Please see Supported Browsers for Website Exceptions and Non-Proxy Mode on Windows.

If there is a browser you would like us to add, just let us know!

Turning on non-proxy mode blocks apps that aren't on your blocked apps list?

Any browser that is not compatible will automatically be hidden in non-proxy or website exceptions mode.

Freedom's proxy still appears to be on after switching to non-proxy mode?

We recommend starting a new session and then manually turning off the proxy in your Mac or Windows settings. It shouldn't turn on again.

Still need help?

If you're having any difficulty using non-proxy mode, please feel free to send us an email at support@freedom.to 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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