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How to Block Apps on Android
This article provides instructions for selecting which applications to block and how to add app blocking to a session.
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Updated over a week ago


How to Select Apps

To choose the apps you wish to block, tap the Blocklists icon on the bottom of the screen and then tap "Manage" next to Blocked Applications.

After tapping "Manage", you'll see a list of your device's apps divided by category. On this screen, you can select the apps you wish to block during Freedom sessions. Tap the toggle button next to the apps you would like to block and then tap the back arrow.

Icons for the apps you've selected should now appear under "Blocked Applications."

Adding "Block Apps" to your session

Once you've decided which apps to block, be sure to include "Block Android Apps" in your session settings:

If you're starting the session from your Freedom Dashboard, select "Apps" under "Block these Distractions."

After completing these steps, apps should be blocked! If you're having any trouble, please see Freedom for Android Troubleshooting.


Q: Can I create multiple app blocklists, so that I can block different apps at different times?

A: Not yet, but we are planning to add this feature in an upcoming release!

Q: Can I choose apps to block on different devices all in one place? Will blocking an app on Android also block it on my desktop computer or other Android devices?

A: No, the apps that you want to block have to be selected locally on each device.

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