Frederik Riedel
Frederik Riedel
Developer of one sec
Feb 10, 2022 2 min read

How to Block Websites in Safari on your iPhone

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Have you ever had the urge to block a certain website on your iPhone? Like social-media pages when you want to study? The app “one sec” (free with in-app purchases) was invented for that exact reason!

The best app for website blocking

Luckily, there’s a great app for that: just install one sec (free, on the AppStore) and enable the Safari extension:

  1. Once you have one sec installed, open Safari settings on your iPhone: “instruction step”

  2. Scroll down to “extensions”: “instruction step”

  3. Select “one sec” (if you don’t see one sec listed here yet you might need to open the app once): “instruction step”

  4. Enable the one sec Safari Extension: “instruction step”

  5. “Allow” on all websites: “instruction step”

  6. Now, when you visit a certain website you‘d like to block, one sec will ask you to enable it. Most distracting webpages are already pre-listed in one sec, but you can also add your custom domains. “instruction step”

No way to access your distracting web pages anymore

Now, whenever you try to access one of the configured web-pages, one sec won’t let you. You have to go through a breathing exercise (which takes 10 seconds) in order to unlock that websites. There has to be a good reason that you’d want to do that! “instruction step”

Blocking iPhone Apps with one sec

By the way, not only can you block websites with one sec, you can also block apps, such as TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube! Learn more about that here.

The effects of one sec are definitely impressing: over time, distracting apps lose their appeal due to the added friction. If you would like to spend less time on social media, give one sec a try for free!

My screentime went down signigicantly after I installed one sec: “instruction step”