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How To Block Facebook on iPhone

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Are constant Facebook notifications distracting you and hampering your productivity? Blocking Facebook on your phone might solve your problem. Although doing so is pretty simple, many iPhone users struggle with it.

Quick Answer

To block Facebook on iPhone, open the Settings app, go to “Screen Time” > “Content Restrictions” > “Web Content” > “Limit Adult Websites” > “Add Website” to enter the URL of the Facebook website.

We have written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to block Facebook on your iPhone with easy instructions. We will also explore the process of adding a Facebook app limit on the device.

Blocking Facebook on iPhone

If you have no idea how to block Facebook on your iPhone, our following 3 step-by-step methods will help you do this task without difficulty. 

Method #1: Blocking Facebook on Safari

With these simple steps, iPhone allows you to block Facebook on Safari using the Screen Time feature.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restriction”.
  3. Switch on “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  4. Tap “Content Restrictions” and select “Web Content”.
  5. Select “Limit Adult Websites”.
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  6. Tap “Add Website” under the “Never Allow” section and enter the Facebook URL.
That’s It!

Once you have added the Facebook URL, you will see “You cannot browse this page at “facebook.com” because it is restricted” on the screen when you try accessing the Facebook website on Safari.

Method #2: Using an App Blocker

Freedom app is a great app blocker to block a Facebook session on your iPhone, which you can do in the following way.  

  1. Go to the App Store and install the Freedom app on your iPhone.
  2. Launch the app and tap “Try Freedom” > “Install App Blocker” > “OK” > “Allow”.
  3. Use your Touch ID or passcode to add VPN configurations.
  4. Tap the blocklist icon at the bottom of your screen and select “Add a blocklist”.
  5. Move the toggle next to Facebook on position and tap “Save”.
  6. Start the Facebook blocking session by tapping “Start Session” > “Session Length” > “Start”. Once you tap “Start”, you won’t be able to use Facebook on your iPhone until the session ends. 
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Quick Tip

To ensure the Facebook app is blocked properly on your phone, open Settings and select “General” > “Background App Refresh”. Then, turn off the Facebook toggle switch.

Method #3: Blocking Facebook Installation on iPhone

You can place a block that will restrict Facebook from being installed on your iPhone. 

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap “Screen Time”.
  3. Tap “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  4. Switch on “Content & Privacy Restrictions”.
  5. Select “iTunes & App Store Purchases” and tap “Installing apps”.
  6. Tap “Don’t Allow”.
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All Done!

Once you have selected “Don’t Allow”, you will not be able to install Facebook on your iPhone unless you choose “Allow”.

If you have not enabled “Restrictions” on your iPhone before, tap on “Restrictions”, set up a four-digit passcode, and re-enter it to confirm.

Setting Up Facebook App Limits on iPhone

Do you have many deadlines and want to avoid using Facebook but don’t want to block the app on your iPhone completely? You can consider setting up an app limit. 

  1. Open the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap “Screen Time” and select “App Limits”.
  3. Tap “Add Limit” and select “Social” from the pop-up menu.
  4. Select “Facebook” from the drop-down list and tap “Next”.
  5. Set a daily time limit for Facebook and tap “Add”.
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All Done!

Now, you will see “You’ve reached your limit on Facebook” on your phone screen when your app limit expires.

Summary 

In this guide on how to block Facebook on iPhone, we have shared 3 different methods you can use to restrict access to Facebook on your phone. We have also looked into setting up the Facebook app limit on your device.

Hopefully, your question is answered in this article, and you are now in a better position to block Facebook on your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I unblock Facebook on Safari?

If you want to block anyone on Facebook, open the app on your phone, select the menu icon, and tap “Settings & Privacy”. Under the “Audience and Visibility” section, tap “Blocking” and choose profiles by selecting “Add to Blocked list”.

How can I limit the websites that can be accessed on an iPhone?

You can limit the websites that can be accessed on your iPhone by going to Settings > “Screen Time” > “Content & Privacy Restrictions”. Tap “Content Restrictions”, choose “Web Content”, and select “Allowed Websites Only”.

How do I block Facebook app tracking on my iPhone?

Block Facebook app tracking on your phone by opening the Settings app and selecting “Privacy”. Tap “Tracking” and deny access to Facebook by turning off the toggle switch.

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