App Blockers

  • remote app blocking controls that are easy to turn on/off.

  • app usage monitoring functions for analyzing which apps are used the most often.

  • view social media, sms and call log recordings.


    Apps can be incredibly helpful, but some can also be pretty nefarious. Young children, when exposed to new devices, tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to their app-buying. This is fine in theory (so long as they don’t have access to your credit card.) However, it also opens them up to a lot of potential dangers online. This is why app blockers exist! They’re there for parents (or even employers) to set up controls that will allow them to spare their children from any potential age-inappropriate content, scams, cybercrimes, etc.

    Part 1. Top 5 App Blockers for Android

    The 10 that we recommend have been chosen because they are either free of charge or they offer free trial periods that will allow you to check out the app before making any commitments. Outside of that, however, they are pretty much the same. Any difference we’ll cover in our breakdown of its pros and cons.

    Step1 Aispyer

    URL:https://www.aispyer.com/

    Aispyer is an Android-only mobile spying device. It’s meant to be used to keep track of activities performed on a mobile device! Be it web browsing, SMS, personal calls, social media activity, etc. But outside of these monitoring functions, you can also expect quite a few ‘controls’ that will allow you to remotely activate administrative control over your target Android device. For example, here are just some of Aispyer’s great remote-control features…

    • Remote app blocking function for restricting application access.
    • Spying functions that will allow you to spy on the target device’s camera and mic.
    • Advanced Geofencing tools for tracking the GPS location history of the target device.
    app blocker android - aispyer

    Step2 FamiSafe

    URL:https://famisafe.wondershare.com/

    FamiSafe is a family-oriented app meant to encourage togetherness. Just like with Aispyer, this tool is really good for keeping track of people. Be it through their online activity, their phone usage history, their real-time location, etc. All of it is available at a literal click of a mouse! FamiSafe was also designed to be very intuitive, and thus is easy for anyone to use!

    • Useful for blocking access to age-inappropriate apps.
    • The geofencing function allows for live GPS tracking.
    • Allows for online activity monitoring live and remotely.
    app blocker android - famisafe

    Step3 Family Time

    URL:https://familytime.io/

    Family Time has a very close likeness to FamiSafe. Like FamiSafe, it’s targeted at parents who want to have a little more control over what their children are doing over the web. Of course, to make it on this list, it also hosts a very efficient app blocker function, but more than that, it’s capable of imposing timed limits that should provide the child the freedom that they need while still imposing some hard restrictions when necessary.

    • App blocking function (for blocking all apps.)
    • Timed screen limits for restricting access at several times.
    • Very clean and easy-to-use.
    app blocker android - family time

    Step4 Offtime

    URL:https://offtime.app/

    We’re looking at a different type of app blocker with Offtime. Because, unlike the parental control apps we’ve introduced, this one was designed more specifically for self-restrictions. That means that the controls are less permanent, but no less effective when it comes to encouraging your target (which is youin this case) to focus on work and to put aside any unnecessary distractions.

    • App blocking functions for keeping distractions away.
    • It can also be used to lock down messages, calls, and notifications — for a complete shutdown of all online communications.
    app blocker android - offtime

    Step5 AppDetox

    URL:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.dfki.appdetox

    Again, AppDetox leans towards the self-restriction route. So, it’s not going to be the best at enforcing control, but it should help those who are looking to get off the phone a little more. It can be used for self-analysis, like Offtime, as well as creating limitations for oneself through strict rules (which you can custom design to suit whatever app you find distracts you most.)

    • Very flexible design — great for costume-made self-restrictions.
    • Self-Analysis functions for rooting out all the apps that distract you most.
    • The app is completely FREE on Android!
    app blocker android - appdetox

    Part 2. 5 Most Helpful App Blockers for iPhone and iPad

    Next, let’s look at some of the best App Blockers for iPhone! These are a little harder to find, in comparison to Android app blockers. But there is still a big enough range of them to choose from, and we’ve made sure to include a variety of them to suit whatever needs you may have. Be they the needs of a parent looking for a control app, a student looking for restricting app, or an employee looking for something that’s a little bit in the middle.

    Step1 Spyzie

    URL:https://www.spyzie.com/

    First on our list is Spyzie, an old but regularly updated spy app that is actually fairly similar to Aispyer! One of the main differences is that Spyzie offers iOS support, be it for iPhones or iPads. Now, much like Aispyer, this was really designed for spying purposes. That is, keeping track of someone’s activity based on the information stored on their device (SMS, web history, phone calls, app data, etc.) However, it does also feature a couple of convenient control functions.

    • App blocking function for restricting the download and installation of certain apps.
    • Remote monitoring functions that can be performed on any device.
    • Software available for both iOS devices and Android devices (no root or jailbreak needed.)
    app blocker android - spyzie

    Step2 OurPact

    URL:https://ourpact.com/

    OurPact was designed to quite literally shut down any and all distractions. That includes apps, of course. But, more than that, this is also used in order to turn off notifications, text messages, calls, etc. Anything that may serve as a distraction from the work you are doing or the event that you are attending, the app can turn off for you!

    • Great app for self-restrictions.
    • Shuts off access to apps for scheduled time periods.
    • It also turns off all notifications so that there are absolutely no distractions.
    app blocker android - ourpact

    Step3 Zift

    URL:https://wezift.com/

    Zift is a smaller version of the NetNanny tool (a very popular parental control app.) Unlike most of the other apps we’ve introduced thus far, it has a very specific purpose — app blocking. Rather than just regular app blockage, however, it does offer a wide-catching app filter that can be used to cover a large variety of a certain type of app.

    • App blocking functions for permanent app restrictions.
    • Default filters for limiting access to certain types of app, rather than just one.
    • Simple monitoring functions for self-analysis.
    app blocker android - zift

    Step4 Flipd

    URL:http://www.flipdapp.co/

    Flipd is another one of those popular self-control apps that are meant to allow you to step away from your phone — either to allow you to focus on work or so you can have fun with your family and friends. You see a lot more of these app blockers these days — seeing as so many are finding it difficult to part with cellular devices, but they are rather helpful in the long run.

    • Scheduled, non-permanent, app blocks for self-restriction.
    • Very strict shut-off periods. Re-downloading or installing will not help.
    • Available for both iOS devices and Android devices!
    app blocker android - flipd

    Step5 Freedom

    URL:https://apps.apple.com/us/app/freedom-block-distractions/id1269788228

    Freedom is one of the only apps available on the market that is available not just for mobile devices but also for computers! Much like with Flipd and Zift, Freedom was designed for ‘unplugging.’ It’s non-permanent app blocking, but it can still be pretty helpful when it comes to encouraging you to spend a little more time away from your phone and more time with your friends and family.

    • Unlimited app blocking capabilities.
    • Available for Android and iOS devices.
    • Computer software for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook as well.
    app blocker android - freedom

    Part 3. How to Block Apps on Android with Aispyer

    Not all app blockers will work the same way. Nevertheless, we thought it may benefit you see how you can put one into action! Namely, our top pick for Android-based app blockers, Aispyer! Aispyer is more than just your average blocker, something that you can explore for yourself if you want (a FREE demo is available on the Aispyer website),but we’ll be mostly focusing on how you can use it to block apps on Android for today!

    • Remote app blocking controls that are easy to turn on/off.
    • App usage monitoring functions for analyzing which apps are used the most often.
    • Social Media, SMS, and Call log recordings for your easy-viewing.
    • A complete record of online web activity.
    • Tracking and controls are completely discrete and can be performed anywhere and with any device.

    Step1Aispyer Account

    The process starts on the Aispyer website. You can access it yourself at any time. As for starting out this tutorial, you will first need to create an Aispyer account.

    URL:https://www.aispyer.com/

    use block apps on android - how to step 1

    Step2Install Aispyer on Android

    Aispyer works only after it has been installed on the target device. This is a fairly lengthy process, but Aispyer has a video available that should simplify it for you.

    URL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a-y5YW7-t0&feature=youtu.be

    use block apps on android - how to step 2

    Step3Access Aispyer Dashboard

    Once Aispyer has been installed on the Android device, you can then move onto the actual spying by signing into Aispyer on whatever device you choose!

    use block apps on android - how to step 3

    Step4Go to App List Tab

    In order to access Aispyer’s app functions, move away from the Aispyer dashboard by selecting the App Listtab from the left-hand side of the interface.

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    Step5The App List Page

    On the App List page are all the apps downloaded and installed on the Android device you are tracking. That list includes the name of the app, the time the was installed, and the statusof the app.

    use block apps on android - how to step 5

    With Aispyer, blocking an app is just as easy as toggling that Statusswitch off! From henceforth, that app will be blocked and should no longer work.

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    Conclusion:Top 10 App Blockers for Android and iPhone (How to Use Them)

    Whatever reason you may want an app blocker for, there are plenty of them for you to try! For example, for parents who just want an app that they can use to control their children or employers looking to restrict the use of company-phones, something like Aispyer should be more than enough! On the other hand, we recommend that you try out Freedom if you’re looking for a self-control app that will allow you to unplug and liveaway from your phone for a little while.

    Parental Control

    Disclaimer:

    Aispyer IS DESIGNED FOR LEGAL USE ONLY. It is a smartphone and tablet monitoring software that shall be used only with the aim of parental control of their children, by employers to monitor the devices which belong to them and on which the employee’s work, on a device which is of your ownership, and by you with a consent of a device owner.

    Failure to do so is likely to result in violation of applicable law that could result in severe monetary and criminal penalties imposed on the violator. You should consult your own legal advisor with respect to legality of using the application in the manner you intend to use it prior to registering, downloading, installing, and using it. Aispyer cannot be held responsible if a user chooses to monitor a device the user does not have the right to monitor; nor can Aispyer provide legal advice regarding the use of the software.


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