Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to block certain websites on your iPhone so you can increase your productivity and avoid distractions.
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1. How to block websites on your iPhone
If you want to block specific websites on your iPhone, there are a few different ways you can do it. In this article, we’ll show you how to block websites on your iPhone using the built-in restrictions in iOS, as well as a couple of third-party apps.
2. Why you might want to block websites on your iPhone
There are a number of reasons why you might want to block certain websites on your iPhone. Perhaps you want to limit your child’s access to certain types of content. Or, you may want to prevent yourself from wasting time on sites that you know are unproductive. Whatever the reason, blocking websites on your iPhone is relatively easy to do.
3. How to block websites in Safari
If you’re using an iPhone with iOS 13 or later, you can block websites in Safari. To do this, open the Settings app and scroll down to Safari. Tap Content Blockers, then tap Turn On and Enable Blockers. You’ll see a list of available blockers. Choose the ones you want to use and tap Done.
4. How to block websites in Chrome
If you’re using an iPhone, blocking certain websites is a bit different. Apple has a feature called “Restrictions” that allows you to block certain websites. To use this feature, go to Settings and then click on “General.” Scroll down to “Restrictions” and click “Enable Restrictions.” When prompted, enter a four-digit passcode. Once restrictions are enabled, scroll down to the “Websites” section. Here, you will see a list of websites that are currently allowed on your device. To add a website to this list, tap “Add a Website.”
5. How to block websites in Firefox
If you want to prevent someone from accessing specific websites on your iPhone, you can do so by adding those sites to your iPhone’s blacklist in the “Restrictions” menu. To do this, go to “Settings” and then “General.” Select “Restrictions” and enter a 4-digit passcode. Once you’ve done this, scroll down to the “Websites” section and select “Limit Adult Content.” This will give you a list of pre-selected websites that will be blocked. If you want to add additional websites to this list, tap on the “+” sign and type in the URL of the website you want to block.
6. How to block websites in other browsers
Blocking websites on your iPhone is a great way to improve focus and cut down on distractions. There are a few different ways to do this, and we’ll cover the two most popular methods.
The first method is to use a website blocker extension in your browser of choice. Safari, for instance, has several extensions that can block specific websites or even all websites except for a whitelist of sites that you approve.
To add an extension to Safari, open the App Store and search for “website blocker.” Install the extension of your choice and then open its settings. From there, you can add websites to be blocked, set a schedule for when blocking should occur, and more.
If you use a different browser like Chrome or Firefox on your iPhone, the process is similar. Just install a blocker extension from their respective app stores and configure it to your liking.
The second method for blocking websites on your iPhone is to use the built-in restrictions feature in iOS. This method is less granular than using an extension—you can only block entire domains rather than specific URLs—but it’s still effective nonetheless.
To enable restrictions, open the Settings app and tap “Screen Time.” Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions” and then enter a passcode when prompted. From there, scroll down and tap “Websites.” Finally, tap “Limit Adult Websites” to add it to the list of restricted sites.
7. How to block websites in apps
Most people use the Safari web browser on their iPhones, but there are other browsers available, such as Google Chrome. You can block certain websites in either Safari or Chrome using the built-in parental controls on your iPhone.
To block websites in Safari:
1. Open the Settings app and tap “Screen Time.”
2. Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions.”
3. If Content & Privacy Restrictions are not already enabled, tap the toggle switch to turn them on.
4. Tap “Web Content.”
5. Tap “Limit Adult Websites.”
6. Enter a passcode to confirm your changes.
7. Select the websites you want to block from the list of suggested websites or enter a website’s URL manually.
8. Tap “Add Website” to add it to the list of blocked websites.
8. How to block websites on specific devices
There are a few different ways to block websites on your iPhone. You can use the built-in parental controls in iOS, or you can use a third-party app.
If you want to block websites on specific devices, like your child’s iPhone, you’ll need to use the built-in parental controls in iOS. To do this, open the Settings app and tap on Screen Time. Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions and enter a passcode. Then, tap on Content Restrictions and select Websites.
You can choose to allow specific websites, or you can choose to block all websites except for specific ones. You can also block specific types of content, like adult websites or violence.
If you want to block websites on your own iPhone, or if you want more features than what’s available in iOS, you’ll need to use a third-party app. There are a few different apps that can do this, but our favorite is Freedom. It’s available for both iPhone and iPad.
With Freedom, you can create different “block sessions” that will prevent you from accessing certain websites for a set period of time. For example, you could block social media sites for two hours while you’re working. Or, you could block all websites except for the ones you need for research during finals week.
Freedom also has a feature called “Freedom Lock.” This will prevent you from disabling the app or deleting it from your device entirely. So, if you’re worried about temptation, this could be a good option for you.
9. How to block websites on your router
One way to block websites on your iPhone is to do it through your router. To do this, you’ll need to know your router’s address, which is usually something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. Once you have that, open Safari and enter the address into the search bar.
When the router’s page loads, look for a section labeled “Security” or “Filters.” In that section, there should be an option to add websites to a blacklist or whitelist. Add the website you want to block to the blacklist, and then save your changes.
Keep in mind that this method won’t work if you’re using someone else’s Wi-Fi network, like at a coffee shop or library. In that case, you’ll need to use one of the other methods in this article.
10. How to block websites with parental controls
Assuming you want to block websites on your iPhone for your children, there are a few different parental control options available. One popular way to block websites on your iPhone is to use the “Restrictions” feature in the “Settings” app. This will allow you to create a list of blocked websites that will be inaccessible on your device.
Another way to block websites is to use a third-party app like Freedom or StayFocusd. These apps will allow you to block websites and set time limits for how long you can stay on certain sites. They can be helpful if you want more customized control over which sites are accessible on your iPhone.
Finally, some internet service providers (ISPs) offer parental control features that can help you block specific websites from being accessed on your home network. This can be a good option if you want to block sites across all devices that are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
Whichever method you choose, blocking websites on your iPhone can help you limit distractions and stay focused on what’s important.