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Ban Applications

(Topic created: 02-18-2023 06:34 AM)
Galaxy S22
Is it possible to ban specific applications from being installed or even offered on my phone ?
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Galaxy S22

Yes, it is possible to ban specific applications from being installed or even offered on your phone. The method to achieve this depends on the operating system your phone is using. Here are instructions for Android and iOS devices:


There isn't a built-in feature in Android to block specific apps, but you can use third-party app blockers available on Google Play Store. Some of the popular app blockers include:

1. AppBlock - Stay Focused
2. BlockSite - Block Distracting Apps & Sites

These apps let you create a list of apps that you want to block. Once an app is on the blocklist, it cannot be installed or used on your device.


On iOS devices, you can use the built-in Screen Time feature to restrict access to specific apps. To do this:

1. Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Scroll down and tap on "Screen Time."
3. If you haven't set up Screen Time yet, follow the prompts to set it up and create a passcode.
4. Once you've set up Screen Time, tap on "Content & Privacy Restrictions."
5. Toggle on the "Content & Privacy Restrictions" switch.
6. Tap on "Allowed Apps."
7. From here, you can disable access to specific built-in apps like Safari, Camera, or FaceTime.

Unfortunately, iOS doesn't have a native way to block specific third-party apps from being installed or used. However, you can restrict the installation of apps based on age ratings in the "Content & Privacy Restrictions" settings.   14 apps India banned In 2023 March.

Remember that the methods mentioned above are not foolproof, as a determined user can find workarounds or uninstall the blocking apps if they have access to the device's settings or passcode. But these methods should generally help to prevent specific apps from being installed or used on your phone.