knowledge-base Features Use App Blocker on Android Devices

How to Setup / Use App Blocker on Android Devices

Follow these very easy step-by- step instructions to set up App Blocker on your child’s Android smartphone or tablet:

Step - 1

Log into your FamilyTime web dashboard or open your FamilyTime - Dashboard app.

Step - 2

Select the child profile you want to set up App Blocker and tap Settings.

Step - 3

From the list, select App Blocker under the Family Care section.

Step - 4

Now tap on the “plus” sign on the lower-left corner of the screen to add apps.

Step - 5

As you get done adding apps to the blacklist, tap Add to Blacklist button.

Bonus tips:
  • You can add as many apps that are installed on your child’s device as you like for each child profile.

Step - 6

You’re all set! Now your children won’t be able to access these blocked apps on their Android devices. And if you want to disable the App Blocker, just toggle on the Disable Blacklist option and you’re all done.

Step - 7

Don’t forget to tap Sync Settings to save your settings otherwise the feature will take longer to work on the child’s device.

Step - 8

The settings have been synced successfully and you’re all set!

How App Blocker Helps

You can use this intuitive feature in a variety of ways to make your parenting easier and effective. Here are some of the ways App Blocker can help you:
  • Blocks distracting apps and games and gives children time to unplug
  • Helps children to overcome their gaming addiction
  • Empowers parents to control which apps their children can use, blocking age-inappropriate ones
  • Helps parents to reduce social media obsession among their teens
  • Provides a healthy alternative in the form of physical and outdoor activity

Best Practices – Tips to Using App Blocker

Android App Blocker is an adaptable feature that you can use as it fits your needs. Here are some the useful tips to make the most of this useful feature:
  • Screen all apps on their Android devices and see if there are any apps that you don’t approve of. Add as many apps in the blacklist.
  • You can blacklist distracting apps like games, social media and chatting apps on their devices during the exams so they can concentrate fully on their studies.
  • Block apps that will not aid them during their school hours.
  • You can block apps according to your children’s age and their phone usage necessities. This way you can control the app usage of all your children from a single dashboard.