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Looking for an app or collection of app to restrict internet

I am looking for an app (or a set of apps) that can do the following:

1. restrict access to internet/wifi and to my phone between the times of 9 to 4 am (with strong password)

2. restrict access to adult/certain website categories all the time (with strong password)

3. restrict access to certain apps (google play) to only use wifi data, certain apps (myfitnesspal, linkedin) to use only mobile data (with strong password)

4. generally block certain apps (linkedin, myfitnesspal) and manually turn them on when necessary (with strong password)

5. an app that can block all videos (youtube, vimeo etc) and images (imgur etc) on all apps (with strong password)

6. A reliable app blocker that can use a strong password to block opening of the above apps (I think while in the best case scenario, the above apps will allow strong passwords, there might be cases where there are no apps available that allow strong passwords. So I am hoping to find a appblocker that can just block modification of the apps 1-5 with a strong password).

I can explain the reasoning behind why I am doing what I am doing, but its going to be pretty long. So please let me know any app/collection of apps that can do 1-6.

If you really insist, I can go into the reasoning.. but I hope you are ready to read a book length reddit post:)

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Sadly nope.

In reply to: Looking for an app or collection of app to restrict internet

Since this is a personal device I could simply reset the device and blow away the settings and apps.

There are devices that have better controls like Apple and Amazon Fire's but I think you have Android. So appblockers don't work.


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Dont need it to be Reset-proof..

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Hi R. Proffitt,

Thanks a lot for replying. I have been trying to find something comprehensive for so long..

you are right.. this is for a personal device. I am the owner and user of this device. What I am trying to do here is to make it difficult for me to browse mindlessly, go to random "video" sites when I am exhausted or tired. I know that if I really want to I can always reset the device, but its a lot of hassle. Since I will have to reinstall all the apps, and the pain is a lot.

What I am trying to do here is to make it very hard to spend time mindlessly on facebook or other "video" websites.

Perhaps you could suggest the name of a few apps I could look into?

I found AppLock, which seems to allow hard passwords (8 letter numeric password), and allows profiles to be made. So I was able to set up 2 profiles. between 9pm-4am, I basically blocked all the apps, which basically did #1 and #6 together.

I dont yet have something that does #2 or #5 or #3 or #4.

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For this I would google like this.

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Thanks. I think I found some that might work..

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I am not sure whos the parent and the kid here Happy

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check for parental controls

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a lot of smart phones already come with parental controls. you can also do a search at the play store for applocks.

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No good app on samsung galaxy

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Unfortunately samsung galaxy doesnt have any good parental control app.. I have to go with a third party app.

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I was reminded about SELF CONTROL APPS.

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