Thanks for using Freedom on your iOS device! Here's how to set up the app on your iPhone/iPad.

1. To begin using Freedom on your iOS device first download the Freedom app from App Store.

2. Once you download the app, open Freedom and sign in with your account email and password.

3. To block in Safari, install the Safari Content Blocker. On iOS 15+, you can find this setting under iOS Settings > Safari > Extensions. We also recommend turning on "All websites" under Safari > Content Blockers > Toggle "All Websites".

On iOS 14 and older, you can find this under iOS Settings > Safari > Content Blockers.

5. Tap on "Install App Blocker" to install the Freedom app blocker. This blocks content on other browsers like Google Chrome and for apps.

6. Tap "Install App Blocker".


7. Use Touch ID or Passcode to install the Freedom VPN. You've finished installing Freedom!

8. When the VPN is installed, it will look like this. Please note that you do not need to toggle the VPN on or off manually. The VPN we use is a local VPN, and will connect automatically to block the sites and apps on your blocklist.

Manage settings

Clicking on the settings icon will take you to our settings screen. Here you can enable locked mode, configure notifications, turn blog posts on or off, and reinstall the app blocker if necessary.

Locked Mode: Prevents log out while a block session is running. More info here!

Session Start/Session End Notifications: Sends push notifications when your sessions begin and end, and also sends push notifications when Freedom needs to be opened to sync blocks.

Domain Blocked Notifications: Toggle this on to get a notification when you try to open an app or website that Freedom is blocking.

Show blog posts on sessions tab: Turn this off if you don't want to see the Freedom blog on the main screen of the app.

Log Out: Logs you out of the app and ends the block(s) on your device.


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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