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How to block websites in Chrome (Desktop and Mobile)

Suppose you want to block specific websites, such as Facebook or Pinterest, on the computer you are working on to ensure that these distractions do not hinder your productivity. Or, you may just want to guarantee that not all Google searches are available to your six-year-old. In any case, blocking a website in Chrome is an easy and simple process - either on a desktop or a laptop. Best of all, it's just as easy to unblock these websites.

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How to block a website on Chrome Desktop

1. Look for the Chrome extension "Block Site" and add it to your browser.

The easiest way to block websites that users can visit through Google Chrome is to download a browser extension. We recommend the "Block Site", which is available through the Chrome web store.

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Look for the Block Site extension, or something similar tool you trust and select "Add to Chrome" in the upper right corner screen as shown above.

2. Click "Add extension" in the pop-up box.

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Once you click on "Add to Chrome", a window will appear summarizing its main functions expansion. If you are satisfied with your choice, click on "Add extension" in this window to officially install the extension in your browser.

3. Check for the extension icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome screen.

As you download your extension, you'll see a new icon appear at the top of the Chrome browser - an orange shield with a circle in the middle and a diagonal bar in the middle. Make sure this icon appears to confirm that the extension is installed.

4. Visit a website you want to block.

Just go to a website, click on this orange shield icon on the top right and click "Block this site". To remove it exclusion of the site, click "Edit your list" in the upper right (or click on the icon and then click on "Edit block sites list").

Each of your blocked sites will have a "minus" icon on the right - click the minus button and the site will be unblocked.

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How to block websites in Chrome Android (for mobile)

If you frequently browse the web via Chrome on your Android device, you may need to block certain sites to ensure increased productivity at all times of the day.

Remember the “Block Site” browser extension from the desktop instructions mentioned in this article? For mobile devices, this extension is also an application that you can download. See how you can use it on your mobile to block specific sites on smartphone your:

1. Open the Google Play Store and install the "BlockSite" application.

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Your Android device has a native app called Google Play - also known as the Play Store. This is a marketplace where you can download free and paid apps at phone your. Open Google Play and search for the BlockSite app, as shown above.

2. Open the downloaded BlockSite application.

Once you receive this application, open it when the icon appears on your phone.

3. "Activate" the application in your phone settings to allow the application to block website.

Open the BlockSite application on your mobile device and click "Go to settings" when prompted. The application will take you to the settings of your phone application. You need to activate the application to take control of it browser and block sites you do not want to see.

Find this application in the settings list and click on it. You will be asked to either "Activate" the application or "Use the service". If you click on one of them the application will be activated.

4. Click the green "+" icon to block your first site or application.

With BlockSite enabled, return to the app and tap the green “+” icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. mobile your. This will open a page where you can block either a website or a mobile app by entering the name of each in the search bar. See below screenshot. Click "Website" or "App" to set the type of content you want to block.

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5. Click the check mark in the upper right corner to confirm that the site is blocked.

Enter the full URL of the website you want to block and you will see a green radio button in the upper right corner of your screen available. Press it and you will be blocked with success this website.

In the next screen that appears, you will be able to edit or remove sites and applications from your blocked list at any time.

How to block sites on iOS devices (mobile)

There are some apps that allow you to block sites on your iOS device. Here are two options with similar functions:

Zero Willpower: This app costs $ 1,99 and lets you create an easy list of all the sites you want to block from Safari on your iPhone. Even better, there is a timer so you can block a site for a limited time space.

Site Blocker: Similar to Zero Willpower, Site Blocker lets you block unwanted sites in Safari and also includes a timer and suggestions. This application is free.

You are now ready to block distracting sites from your Chrome browser.

Source of information: blog.hubspot.com

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