appblocker is a feature to block popular apps that parents request the most to be blocked.
By default apps are in the green-shaded allowed area and are not blocked. If you hover your mouse over an app icon (not in a mobile/tablet view), you will see their name.
To block an app from functioning on the user’s device, simply click it! The app will appear in the lower blocked area and you will know that it is currently being blocked.
Don't forget to click the [Apply Changes] button in the top area for your changes to take effect. You can make as many changes as you want, but only need to click the [Apply Changes] button once. If you don't press the [Apply Changes] button, it will automatically save your changes every minute unless you navigate away from the page.
To return the app to the allowed list, simply click it again and it will appear back in the allowed area.
Netsanity does not manipulate the app in any way, but our service intelligently blocks internet access specific to that app!Please note that there are many internet interactions that happen behind the scenes when you select an app to be blocked or unblocked. It may take up to 7-10 minutes for your changes to take place and app functionality to stop working. This is by design and does not mean there is anything wrong with the appblocker function.
The appblocker in no way disables the app from the screen, nor does it delete it. That is a feature of hideapps discussed in this knowledgebase article.
If you have a suggestion for an app to be added, please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly add it to the list once we have enough requests for it. Not 100% of all apps can be blocked but our team is constantly evaluating popular ones to add and remove from our listings.
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In this video we explore the basics of appblocker and gameblocker- watch how easy it is to block unwanted apps in seconds!