How to Block a Website on Your Computer and Mobile Devices

December 5, 2023
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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

Learning how to block a website can be useful, for example, if you have children and you want to avoid them having access to inappropriate content for their age. Another advantage is blocking suspicious websites and preventing your data from leaking or having a virus on your computer. 

How to Block a Website on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world. According to Statista, it has more than 3 billion worldwide users. With an intuitive interface, you can quickly understand how to block a website using it. 

1 - Open Google Chrome;

2 - Go to Settings;

3 - Click on "Extension";

Google Chrome Settings

4 - Click on "Google Chrome Web Store";

Google Chrome Web Store

5 - Search for a block extension. In this case, we are going to use Block Site;

6 - Download the extension and install it;

Google Chrome Web Store Block Site page

7 - On the Block Sites page, insert the address of the website you wish to block;

8 - Click on "Add Item". 

Block Sites page

How to  Block a Website on an Android Device

1 - Go to Play Store;

2 - Install BlockSite or any other app that enables you to block websites on your smartphone;

3 - Click on "Plus", and add the website addresses you don't want to have access from your mobile device. 

How to Block a Website on an iOS Device

Discovering how to block a website on an iPhone or iPad isn't difficult. The process is similar to what you would do on an Android device. 

1 - Go to the App Store;

2 - Download BlockSite or another app that performs the same function;

3 - Choose the websites you want to block and add them to your list inside the app.

Enjoy Focus Mode to Avoid Distractions

After learning how to block a website on multiple devices, what about being able to block them only for a specific period? This is what focus mode is for. 

If you are someone who is always checking social media platforms during the day and wants to spend less time on them to become more productive, that is a valuable feature apps like BlockSite offer. All you need to do is set up a timer and insert the website to be blocked during this time.

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