The 17 best apps and website blocker on Android, iPhone

If you find yourself spending too much time on your phone, there are a number of apps and website blockers that can help you stay focused. Some of the most popular options include Forest, Screen Time, and BlockSite.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Forest Forest Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 36M+ Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability
2. Screen Time Screen Time Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 11M+ Blocks distracting apps, Sets thoughtful usage limits
3. BlockSite BlockSite Icon Android, iOS 4.3/5 9M+ Blocks websites and apps, Creates customized block lists
4. AppBlock AppBlock Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 6M+ Blocks distracting apps, Limits screen time, Enhances productivity
5. YourHour YourHour Icon Android 4.3/5 4M+ Personalized usage insights, Smart daily usage goals
6. Stay Focused Stay Focused Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 3M+ Blocks distracting apps and websites, Sets time limits for app usage
7. BlockerX BlockerX Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 3M+ Adult content blocker, Uninstall notification, Limit social media
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1. Forest

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Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability


Cost: Forest: Stay focused (Free), Forest: Premium ($1.99/month)

Forest is a popular app and website blocker that helps users stay focused and motivated by gamifying the process of staying away from distractions. Users plant a virtual tree when they start a focus session, and the tree grows as they stay focused. If they give in to temptation and use a blocked app or website, their tree will die. Forest also has a social component, allowing users to connect with friends and family and grow a forest together. With over 36 million downloads, Forest is one of the most popular productivity apps available.

Download:

Forest - Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability
  • Tags:
  • Focus Timer
  • Gamified productivity
  • Tree planting

Application information:

Downloads 36,227,250
Features Forest is a mobile app that helps you stay focused and motivated by gamifying the process of staying away from your phone.
Pros Forest is a fun and motivating app that can help you stay focused and productive.
Cons Forest can be a bit expensive, and it may not be effective for everyone.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Esme C.: “This app has been amazing at keeping me off my phone by not only blocking all the apps I deem to be distracting, but also having so many cute trees to choose from. However, as of late, all it takes for Forest to stop showing on top of my distracting apps is for me to swipe slightly left from the bottom of my phone. I don't know if this is due to the latest Android update or if this is a bug from the app, but it's genuinely upsetting how easy it is now to access distracting apps. Please fix soon!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Madelyn Nielsen: “This is great! It's definitely helped me to be more focused on work and motivated to stay on task. However, I wish there was an option for it to make it so that I can't open up other apps without killing my tree. If there was a way to just completely eliminate my fun apps during focus time it would be five stars. But the app is really great and it's fun to see my trees grow!” – 4/5 in Play Store

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2. Screen Time

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Blocks distracting apps, Sets thoughtful usage limits


Cost: Screen Time: Stay Focused & Control Usage (Free), Screen Time Premium ($1.99)

Screen Time is a popular app and website blocker that helps users stay focused and increase productivity. With over 11 million downloads, it's a trusted tool for managing screen time and reducing distractions. The app allows users to block specific apps and websites, set time limits, and track their usage. It also provides detailed reports on app and website usage, helping users identify patterns and make informed choices about their screen time. Screen Time is available for both iOS and Android devices, and it offers a range of customizable settings to meet individual needs.

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Screen Time - Blocks distracting apps, Sets thoughtful usage limits
  • Tags:
  • Usage Tracking
  • App Blocking
  • Time Scheduling

Application information:

Downloads 10,000,000+
Features Block distracting apps and sites, set time limits, track your usage, and more.
Pros Easy to use, effective at blocking distractions, helps improve focus and productivity.
Cons Can be too restrictive at times, may not be compatible with all devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jordan McCreight: “Love the app, it definitely blocks app, keyword searches, and websites. Very useful. Ive been using it for quite a while and recently it started just saying focus mode is active all the time instead of during the specified schedules. That's really annoying a huge turn off. Not sure if it's just happening here or not but it literally just started happening for no noticeable reason.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Songlian Jackson: “I love this app, it has every feature I've wished for to help me manage my on-screen life and usage. The only complaint I have is that I wish there were a vacation/sick feature that could temporarily turn off all usage limits, focus schedules, etc. without having to delete or turn it off, because there'll be weeks I go on vacation or get horribly sick and I need my phone more. But then I forget my settings have been turned off, and that affects my attempt to return back to my StayFree habits.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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3. BlockSite

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Blocks websites and apps, Creates customized block lists


Cost: BlockSite - Block Distracting Apps & Sites (Free), BlockSite Premium - Block Distracting Apps & Sites ($6.99)

BlockSite is an app and website blocker that helps you stay focused and productive by blocking distracting apps and websites on your mobile device. It's easy to use, simply create a blocklist of the apps and websites you want to block, and BlockSite will take care of the rest. You can also set time limits for specific apps, so you can still use them for a limited amount of time each day. BlockSite is a great tool for anyone who wants to reduce their screen time and be more productive.

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BlockSite - Blocks websites and apps, Creates customized block lists
  • Tags:
  • Focus enhancer
  • Productivity Booster
  • Distraction blocker

Application information:

Downloads 10,000,000+
Features BlockSite is an app that helps you block distracting apps and websites to stay focused and productive.
Pros Easy to use, effective in blocking distractions, helps improve focus and productivity.
Cons May block access to some necessary websites or apps, can be difficult to unblock sites once they are blocked.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Too forgiving. I need a app that can block me out of apps and makes it almost impossible for me to change my decision, or there should be some sort of penalty. If my less-civilized-self wanted to go on an app or site I would only need to change the settings. That's 2 minutes of extra effort at the most. If there was a 15+ minutes wait time before being able to change setting this would be a 5 star app.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Moebym: “Premium user here. I've had a less-than satisfying experience - frustrating, actually. Unlocking blocked apps using a password or pattern just leads to an infinite loop. Websites can *usually* be unlocked in one try. The experience of resetting a forgotten password is unpleasant, as I have only seconds to answer three security questions before the app prompts me yet again to enter the current password. As a paying subscriber, I expected better.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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4. AppBlock

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Blocks distracting apps, Limits screen time, Enhances productivity


Cost: AppBlock: Stay Focused & Block Distractions (Free), AppBlock: Premium ($1.99)

AppBlock is an app and website blocker app that helps you control your productivity and screen time. It allows you to block distracting apps and websites during specific times of the day or night, so you can stay focused and get things done. AppBlock is available for free on Android and iOS devices. The app has a simple and easy-to-use interface, and it offers a variety of features to help you stay on track, including:

  • App blocking: Block any app on your device, including social media, games, and productivity apps.
  • Website blocking: Block any website in your browser, including distracting news sites and shopping websites.
  • Time blocking: Set specific times of the day or night when you want to block apps and websites.
  • Usage tracking: Track how much time you spend on your phone and which apps you use the most.

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AppBlock - Blocks distracting apps, Limits screen time, Enhances productivity
  • Tags:
  • App Blocking
  • Screen Time Control
  • Website Blocking

Application information:

Downloads 5,683,389
Features Block distracting apps and websites, set time limits, and track your usage to improve focus and productivity.
Pros Effective in blocking distractions, easy to use, offers detailed usage insights.
Cons May not be effective against all types of distractions, potential for misuse by others who have access to the device.

Comments and Reviews from users:

TylerGaming101: “It's a great app for what it does. The free version is usually more than enough to block stuff. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that if you turn on a password, you can't open the app without said password. If you forget it, you're out of luck and your best bet is to uninstall and try again. I would rework it so removing or changing items on the block list would require the password, but adding things wouldn't.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Jan Avendano: “The features on this app, even without premium, are pretty great. It functions well and as long as you aren't actively trying to find ways around it, you likely won't. It lets you block apps in numerous ways, not just blocking for a certain amount of time but also based on things like location. I can see the free version as limiting for people who struggle with constant use of many apps, so the premium version seems like a worthy investment. Otherwise, the free version is great on its own.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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5. YourHour

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Personalized usage insights, Smart daily usage goals


Cost: FREE, PREMIUM (19.99)

YourHour is a mobile application and website blocker designed to help users overcome smartphone addiction and improve their digital well-being. It provides a comprehensive suite of features to help users track their phone usage, set limits, and block distracting apps and websites. The app also offers personalized insights and recommendations to help users develop healthier phone habits. YourHour is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, and it offers a premium subscription for access to additional features.

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YourHour - Personalized usage insights, Smart daily usage goals
  • Tags:
  • Personalized Usage Insights
  • Smart Tailored Challenges
  • 21 Global Languages Support

Application information:

Downloads 3,837,752
Features YourHour effectively helps you manage screen time by providing detailed insights into your phone usage, setting usage limits for specific apps, and blocking distracting apps during certain hours.
Pros Effective screen time management solution with insightful analytics, flexible usage limits, and distraction blocking capabilities.
Cons May not be suitable for individuals who require more advanced customization options or parental control features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “One of the most thoughtfully designed apps I have ever come across. From interface design to features to the fact that its purpose is to improve quality of life. If it works as designed I will not hesitate to purchase the full version. Thank you! UPDATE: the app sadly doesn't work. I have used the phone for a week with it installed. it tracks per app usage for the timeline, and daily unlock counts. but it does not track usage time nor generate overall or per app time usage reports.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Good app. I like how I can choose what apps it will monitor. I like the pop up warnings that use real conversational language. I get two option to either go on for 2 more minutes or not get another reminder *for that day*. The problem is that after I accidentally clicked for them not to pop up again for that day, they never popped up again even after that day. Please fix this. This app is a good motivator when it works properly.” – 3/5 in Play Store

6. Stay Focused

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Blocks distracting apps and websites, Sets time limits for app usage


Cost: Stay Focused (Free) (Free), Stay Focused (Pro) ($3.99)

Stay Focused is an app and website blocker that helps users control their screen time and improve their focus. It allows users to set time limits for specific apps and websites, and blocks them once the limit is reached. The app also includes a study timer that helps users stay focused on their work or studies. Stay Focused is available for both Android and iOS devices, and has been downloaded over 3 million times. It is a popular choice for users who want to reduce their screen time and improve their productivity.

Download:

Stay Focused - Blocks distracting apps and websites, Sets time limits for app usage
  • Tags:
  • App Blocker
  • Website Blocker
  • Focus Timer

Application information:

Downloads (Human) 3,431,961
Features Stay Focused is an app and website blocker app that helps you control your screen time, set app time limits and use a study timer.
Pros No ads, easy to use, effective way to reduce screen time.
Cons Can be too restrictive, may not be suitable for everyone.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Stay Focused does what it advertises. It does an excellent job of blocking apps, and as it says, Stay Focused. However, the Strict Mode blocks you from changing stuff like uninstalling the app. It does this poorly. Rather than blocking specific features, it all together blanket blocks settings. Including Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, etc (including quick setting pop ups). Rather than blanket block, it should target the settings that would actually break the app's intention.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Nick Coleman: “This app works great, EXCEPT if you set it to lock mode it stops you from entering ANY settings screen on your phone without the password (it doesn't just block you from uninstalling the app). So thanks to this I can't put it in lock mode, which for me defeats half the purpose of the app. If I can just turn it off in a few clicks, what's the point? Otherwise it works well and the pro version is MUCH cheaper than the competition.” – 3/5 in Play Store

7. BlockerX

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Adult content blocker, Uninstall notification, Limit social media


Cost: BlockerX Free (Free), BlockerX Premium ($4.99/month)

BlockerX is a website and app blocker app available for mobile devices. It helps users stay focused and avoid distractions by blocking access to specified websites and apps. The app offers customizable blocking options, allowing users to set their own limits and create personalized blocklists. BlockerX also provides detailed usage statistics, helping users track their progress and identify areas for improvement. It is an effective tool for individuals seeking to increase productivity, reduce screen time, or overcome compulsive behaviors such as excessive internet use or pornography addiction.

Download:

BlockerX - Adult content blocker, Uninstall notification, Limit social media
  • Tags:
  • Adult Content Blocker
  • Uninstall Notification
  • Social Media Time Limits

Application information:

Downloads 3,376,374
Features Block websites, porn, and apps to help you stay focused and overcome addictive behaviors.
Pros Easy to use, effective at blocking distractions, helps with addiction recovery.
Cons May be too restrictive for some users, could be more customizable.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Will there be a way to turn off or block the incognito mode? Also, is there a way to store blocked items so they can be identical with all your devices? Could you also make the add button bigger for the block choices? Sometimes it's a hit and miss, and you have to continuously tap on the screen to activate the add function. So far, love the app, especially that 'certain' someone staring at u. Great choice.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “UPDATE Um...I was wrong...after a few days of frustrations and back and forth these guys did it and made some amazing improvements. Especially with the keyword block and blocking on YouTube. Nice job! ORIGINAL REVIEW I had to return my phone to factory settings and I reinstalled the Blocker X and now it is not working as expected. It ignores my blacklisted words. It also will stop working at a moment's notice. Not worth it.” – 3/5 in Play Store

8. Freedom

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Blocks distracting apps and websites, Promotes focus and productivity


Cost: Freedom Unlimited (Free), Freedom Premium ($6.99/month)

Freedom is an app and website blocker that helps you stay focused and productive. It's available on mobile devices and desktop computers. Once you set up your blocking preferences, Freedom blocks access to distracting websites and apps, so you can focus on the task at hand. You can choose to block everything, or you can create a custom blocklist. Freedom also offers a variety of features to help you stay on track, such as scheduled blocking, website blocking, and app blocking. With Freedom, you can take control of your screen time and get more done.

Download:

Freedom - Blocks distracting apps and websites, Promotes focus and productivity
  • Tags:
  • Website and app blocking
  • Improved focus and productivity
  • ADHD support features

Application information:

Downloads 1,124,349
Features Block distracting websites and apps, set time limits, and track your progress to stay focused and productive.
Pros Easy to use, effective at blocking distractions, helps improve focus and productivity.
Cons Can be too restrictive for some users, may not be compatible with all devices or operating systems.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Works as expected on Windows, but the Android app still needs work. For example, it lacks completeness in that it only works for Chrome, where my primary browser is Firefox. It's also buggy: going to a blocked website creates a new tab with the message that you're being blocked, but leaves the original tab the same. Having properly synced and working PC and Android apps was a major reason I got this app, so I'm a bit disappointed, but still getting something of value out of it.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Overall I like the app and it's helped me curb mindless tapping before bed. It has a simple (perhaps too-minimal) interface for setting recurring block sessions and selecting apps to block. However, it doesn't seem to account for time zones! I had to uninstall while on vacation because it would start three hours too early. I look forward to re-installing after I get home and hope the developers address this oversight soon.” – 3/5 in Play Store

9. Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing

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Block specific apps, Limit app usage, Improve digital wellbeing


Cost: Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing (Free), Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing (Premium) ($4.99)

Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing is an app and website blocker that helps you improve your digital wellbeing by restricting access to distracting or addictive apps and websites. It allows you to set daily usage limits for specific apps, block entire categories of websites, and even schedule blocks during certain times of day. The app also provides detailed insights into your phone usage, helping you identify patterns and make informed choices about your screen time. With over a million downloads, Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing is a trusted and effective tool for managing your digital habits and enhancing your overall wellbeing.

Download:

Block Apps & Sites | Wellbeing - Block specific apps, Limit app usage, Improve digital wellbeing
  • Tags:
  • Time-based blocking
  • Usage Tracking
  • App limits

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is a great app and easy to use. There is only one thing that needs to improve. It should has a built in timer instead of working upon phone's date and time. I mean when the blocking time is started, its timer should start counting time itself. I said that because if I change the time in phone setting, the block is passed. At least, if one block is active, you should also lock the block settings. Anyway, thanks for such great app and I hope you guys receive my opinion and try to fix the app.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “This app does what is so frustratingly, bizarrely missing: enables you to block apps YOU select. So you can use your device productively while disabling access to compulsive distractions & interruptions. This should come standard on all our tiny computers. The only thing missing is the ability to set any length of time instead of a handful of predefined choices. Like 4 or 5 hours instead of forced to choose between 3 & 6 hours. You can have specificity w/schedule, but few on the fly.” – 5/5 in Play Store

10. Digital Detox

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Limited phone access, Multiple difficulty levels, Built-in accountability


Cost: Digital Detox (Free), Digital Detox Pro ($4.99)

Digital Detox is an app and website blocker that helps you break phone addiction and stop procrastination. It allows you to block distracting apps and websites, set time limits for app usage, and track your phone usage. Digital Detox also provides motivational quotes and tips to help you stay on track. The app is available for free on Android and iOS devices.

Download:

Digital Detox - Limited phone access, Multiple difficulty levels, Built-in accountability
  • Tags:
  • Limited phone access
  • Multiple difficulty levels
  • Built-in accountability

Application information:

Downloads 1,024,085
Features Digital Detox helps you track your phone usage, set limits, and block distracting apps to help you break your phone addiction and focus on what's important.
Pros Easy to use, effective at reducing phone usage, helps improve focus and productivity.
Cons Can be too restrictive for some users, may not be effective for everyone, requires a lot of self-discipline to use effectively.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Very good. But it's not quite perfect - there's no 5-sec grace period if you accidentally hit the wrong amount of time . So it will cost you a dollar if you put 8 hours instead of 2. Also, the options from the long-press on the app icon don't tell you the amount of time in easy/medium/hard . . . But I like I have have several white-listed apps. And it was (good) hard to go to sleep last night without scrolling through the million things I wanted to do on my phone.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “does what it claims, but it takes time to launch whitelisted apps (phone, messages, maps, and clock for me). I am looking for a more permanent solution that doesn't slow down operation of the phone, that only allows specific apps to run. This is a step in the right direction, but not the final solution I'm looking for. thanks developer!” – 4/5 in Play Store

11. BLOKK

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Blocks trackers, Prevents scams, Protects privacy


Cost: BLOKK Free, BLOKK Premium (24.99)

BLOKK is a mobile app and website blocker that protects your privacy and security. It blocks trackers, scam websites, and other harmful content. BLOKK is easy to use and can be customized to your specific needs. You can choose to block all trackers, or just the ones from specific websites. You can also create custom blocklists to block specific types of content, such as adult content or gambling websites. BLOKK is a great way to protect your privacy and security online.

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BLOKK - Blocks trackers, Prevents scams, Protects privacy
  • Tags:
  • Blocks Trackers
  • Prevents Scams
  • Protects privacy

Application information:

Downloads 792,674
Features Blocks trackers, scam websites, and protects privacy and security.
Pros Protects user privacy by preventing tracking and blocking malicious websites.
Cons May block legitimate websites or content, and could impact browsing performance.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Citrine Jelly: “Helps skip ads on SoundCloud, removes trackers from Messenger, snapchat, Google and facebook!! My only issues are the following 1. Outlook mail app won't load or takes forever to load. Sign in errors 2. Amazon won't load. Same as above. 3.spotify as of the last update stopped connecting to server. Didn't have this issue last time. 4.transit apps like ventra won't load location. This app will be set if they can find a way to enable GPS without Tracking technology. A bypass perhaps?” – 4/5 in Play Store

b_ron_anon: “Ease of use (just set it and forget it) and accessibility of what's happening with clearly presented summaries of what is and isn't being blocked, make this the best app for enhanced privacy I've used to date. It's mind blowing how much data your phone is leaking! If you're having a problem it's also super easy to adjust protection by the app or even by the particular cookie per app. It's great. Hopefully a widget will be forthcoming, to just wish for it all! Thanks BLOKK!” – 5/5 in Play Store

12. DETOXIFY

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Blocks explicit content, Tracks time spent on apps


Cost: DETOXIFY Free (Free), DETOXIFY Premium ($9.99/month)

DETOXIFY is a mobile app and website blocker that helps users overcome porn addiction and improve their productivity. It blocks access to pornographic content on all devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. DETOXIFY also provides users with support and resources to help them break free from porn addiction. The app has been downloaded over 750,000 times and has received positive reviews from users.

Download:

DETOXIFY - Blocks explicit content, Tracks time spent on apps
  • Tags:
  • Screen Time Tracker
  • Website and App Blocker
  • Focus Mode Enhancer

Application information:

Downloads 755484
Features DETOXIFY helps you quit porn addiction by blocking porn on your devices, providing helpful statistics, and giving you a supportive community.
Pros Effective porn blocking, detailed statistics, supportive community.
Cons Can be bypassed by using a VPN or proxy, may not be compatible with all devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Phenomenal app, it's virtually impossible to relapse. Hands down best porn blocker on the market. nothing even comes remotely close, it's a landslide. I would love to see an accountability feature where a buddy can remotely set your pin for you, and decide if the app can be deactivated. Besides that 5 stars accross the board. easy, simple, and most importantly of all effective. This app is truely life changing.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “This is probably the best web filter I've found to specifically block pornography. The app doesn't take much space or battery power consumption, and it is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The best feature of the app is that it allows you to assign a random pin, effectively preventing you from being able to uninstall it when the urges are particularly bad. My only, tiny gripe is that the three day trial seems too short. Anyone familiar with a reboot knows it take at least seven days to feel a noticeable difference in mental clarity and energy. However, the upgrade only costs 5 dollars a month and Pete (who is super responsive!) gives you a chance to get that first month refunded :) If you are anything like me and have been (unsuccessfully) trying to quit porn off of sheer willpower, and are considering external resources, this a great place to start.” – 5/5 in Play Store

13. Lock My Phone (Zen Mode)

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Blocks access to apps, Emergency calls allowed, Prevents accidental unlocking


Cost: Lock My Phone (Zen Mode) (Free), Lock My Phone (Zen Mode) Pro ($1.99)

Lock My Phone (Zen Mode) is an app and website blocker that helps you stay focused and productive by blocking distracting apps and websites on your mobile device. It's perfect for when you need to get work done, study for a test, or simply take a break from your phone.

The app is easy to use. Simply set a timer for how long you want to block the apps and websites, and then Lock My Phone will do the rest. You can also choose to block specific apps and websites, or you can create a custom block list.

Lock My Phone is a great way to improve your productivity and focus. It can help you stay on task, avoid distractions, and get more done in less time.

Download:

Lock My Phone (Zen Mode) - Blocks access to apps, Emergency calls allowed, Prevents accidental unlocking
  • Tags:
  • Time-locking
  • Emergency access
  • Habit forming

Application information:

Downloads 750,777
Features Locks your phone automatically based on the time of day or your location. Allows you to set a daily time limit for phone usage. Provides detailed statistics about your phone usage.
Pros Helps you break phone addiction, improve focus, and be more productive.
Cons May be too restrictive for some users. Can be bypassed if you really need to use your phone. Does not offer a way to lock specific apps.

Comments and Reviews from users:

P Murph: “The app is exactly how it describes it self. For the time you set to "unplug" from your phone, you truthfully have what I can only describe as an expensive paperweight until the time you had set to have access. First time trying it out, I was a little freaked out with a non working phone. I would suggest to the developers having access to phone option for emergencies etc.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Salthin: “Does exactly what it says. While you need premium to do more than one block at a time, the 2.99 is way worth it to keep control of screen addiction and help focus. As far as I can tell so far, it's impossible get in during a block, which is saying something. Most blocking apps do all of the surface level things, but don't protect against very easy exploits. This app has those bases covered. Props to the dev.” – 5/5 in Play Store

14. BlockerHero

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Blocks adult content, Uninstall protection, Accountability partner


Cost: Free (0.00), Premium (9.99)

BlockerHero is a mobile app and website blocker that helps users stay away from porn and other adult content. It is designed to help users overcome addiction and improve their productivity. The app offers a variety of features, including website blocking, app blocking, time limits, and accountability tools. BlockerHero also has a community forum where users can connect with others who are struggling with addiction. The app is available for free on both Android and iOS devices.

Download:

BlockerHero - Blocks adult content, Uninstall protection, Accountability partner
  • Tags:
  • Pornography Blocker
  • Uninstall Protection
  • Accountability Partner

Application information:

Downloads 695,709
Features BlockerHero keeps you and your family away from porn and adult content by blocking access to harmful websites and providing parental control features.
Pros Easy to use, effective in blocking adult content, offers parental control features.
Cons May not be able to block all adult content, may slow down your internet speed.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Michael Doerksen: “I just downloaded the app and it keeps saying that my wife's email address is invalid in the accountability section. We wanted to test out how the "ask permission" part of the app worked incase we wanted to make changes to the settings in the future. And it just keeps saying it's invalid. We double checked and her email address was put in correctly. It does seem to be blocking us from searching adult content on the phone, so that is good.” – 3/5 in Play Store

jaw322: “This app is damn near perfect. It has the security, blocking YouTube shorts, can modify blacklisted and whitelisted keywords at will. My one gripe is the setting modifier challenge where you have to fill a text prompt. It's brutally unforgiving. If the timer were increased, the text you are supposed to follow changes color when typed correctly, or even if just the 'confirm' button was big and green instead of the 'Cancel'. I'm just trying to turn of the 'unsupported' browser settings, that's all” – 4/5 in Play Store

15. Lock Me Out

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Schedule regular lockouts, Location-based lockouts


Cost: Lock Me Out: App Block & Limit Usage (Free), Lock Me Out: Premium ($6.99)

Lock Me Out is an app and website blocker that helps users overcome phone addiction by limiting app usage and website access. With customizable lockouts, users can set specific time limits for problematic apps and websites, ensuring they stay focused and productive. The app's intuitive interface makes it easy to manage blocked apps and websites, and its detailed usage statistics provide insights into app usage patterns. Lock Me Out empowers users to take control of their screen time, promoting a healthier relationship with technology.

Download:

Lock Me Out - Schedule regular lockouts, Location-based lockouts
  • Tags:
  • App Blocking
  • Website Blocking
  • Automatic Lockouts

Application information:

Downloads 695655
Features Lock Me Out is an Android app that helps users overcome phone addiction by allowing them to set time limits on specific apps and lock themselves out of those apps once the time limit is reached.
Pros Easy to use, effective in reducing phone usage, helps users break bad habits.
Cons Can be difficult to stick to the time limits, may not be suitable for everyone.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Amy Culp: “I love this app. It really does keep me out of certain, specified apps at the time I've specified. The only thing I would improve is that even though I've set it to lock me out at night and limit my phone use during the day at the same time (both of those settings are on), it doesn't actually limit my use during the day. But it does lock me out every night from 10:30pm - 7am. I'll keep using it!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Frank Perrotto: “The best app out there for locking yourself out of certain apps (or your phone altogether!), hands down. I'm a subscriber to Flipd, and tried others before that, but this is the easiest and most flexible. Within a day I went ahead and paid the full (forever license) price because it is well worth it for the flexibility they offer. If you need to focus and don't want to struggle with phone temptations, this is THE. APP.” – 5/5 in Play Store

16. Unpluq

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Unlimited app blocking, Unlimited schedules, Whitelist contacts


Cost: Unpluq: Free, Unpluq: Premium (4.99)

Unpluq is an app and website blocker that helps you focus and break your phone addiction. It allows you to block distracting apps and websites, set time limits, and track your usage. Unpluq also provides insights into your phone habits and offers personalized recommendations to help you reduce your screen time. With Unpluq, you can take control of your phone use, improve your focus, and boost your productivity.

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Unpluq - Unlimited app blocking, Unlimited schedules, Whitelist contacts
  • Tags:
  • Time-saving
  • Improved Focus
  • Reduced Screen Time

Application information:

Downloads 107,210
Features Unpluq helps you break your phone addiction by blocking distracting apps and websites, tracking your usage, and providing insights into your habits.
Pros Helps reduce phone usage, improve focus, and promote digital well-being.
Cons May not be effective for everyone, can be challenging to stick to, and may not block all distracting content.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Shawn Nguyen: “This app was almost perfect for my use case, which is to block apps. A feature I would like is a "cooldown" when the app is configured to end Full mode after a set amount of time. Once the time expires, it'll prevent you from switching to full mode for a set time. As other people stated, there should be more clarification about the free plan. I also feel that the 2 app limit is too restrictive and should be changed to around 5 apps” – 4/5 in Play Store

Niels K: “A great app with unique features, works as designed with it not feeling like an app block but rather a slightly added bar that gives you time to think if you really do need the app you're trying to open. They'll release an NFC keychain soon and I'm really looking forward to that, it gives a physical barrier that's easy to open but does require you to think while you grab your NFC tag. The premium features are well worth their money and I can only recommend getting this app, free or premium!” – 5/5 in Play Store

17. LeadMeNot

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Automated blocking, Human accountability, Deep personalization


Cost: LeadMeNot - Free, LeadMeNot - Premium (4.99)

LeadMeNot is an app and website blocker that helps users overcome addiction to mobile devices, pornography, and other online distractions. It provides accountability and screen time tracking features to help users stay on track with their goals. The app has been downloaded over 26,000 times and has received positive reviews from users who have found it helpful in improving their productivity and well-being.

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LeadMeNot - Automated blocking, Human accountability, Deep personalization
  • Tags:
  • Automated Blocking
  • Human Accountability
  • Personalized Support

Application information:

Downloads 26,639
Features Blocker with accountability and screen time for apps, websites, & porn.
Pros Effective in blocking access to explicit content, offers detailed reporting.
Cons Some features are only available with premium subscription, may block non-harmful content in some cases.

Comments and Reviews from users:

V S: “PRO: I rarely do reviews but I had to for this. I have downloaded many apps to minimize distractions. This one by far has been literally life changing!! With the help of awesome accountability patterns this informs them immediately when I crossed the lines; I have been able to get more sleep, do more what I enjoy, and help with inter-personal relationships. CONS: It is not on Apple yet and is somewhat sensitive but have consistent ongoing improvements in this. Overall, I have had various struggles the past few years and I have been 2 months straight by God's grace through this app!!!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Matt Kuriakose: “LeadMeNot uses AI and accountability features to fight all sorts of digital addictions (not just porn). Definitely has encouraging elements that help with the journey, as well as daily check-ins to track progress and identify triggers. It's really dependent on having an accountability partner journey with you; without it, the tool is really limited. Perhaps for those without accountability partners, the app can use AI to steer you away from the sites/content you're trying to avoid?” – 3/5 in Play Store