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There are two main ways to block websites on an iPhone:

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There are two main ways to block websites on an iPhone:

1. Using Screen Time:

This method uses built-in parental controls within the Screen Time settings. Here's how:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Screen Time.

Enable Screen Time restrictions if it's not already on:

  • If you haven't used Screen Time before, tap "Turn On Screen Time".

  • If you already have it set up, go to step 4.

  • Enter a Screen Time passcode. This passcode will be required to make changes to these restrictions later.

  • Re-enter the passcode to confirm.

  • Choose the option "This is [your name]'s iPhone" or "This is a Child's iPhone" depending on if you're setting this up for yourself or a child.

Now that Screen Time is enabled:

  1. Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  2. Enter your Screen Time passcode when prompted.
  3. Toggle the switch on for Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  4. Under Web Content, choose your desired restriction level:
    • Unrestricted Access: Allows access to all websites.
    • Limit Adult Websites: Filters out websites identified as adult content.
    • Allowed Websites Only: This is the most restrictive option. You can then create a list of specific websites that will be the only ones accessible.

2. Using Third-Party Apps (with caution):

There are apps available on the App Store that claim to block websites on iPhones. However, Apple restricts apps from directly interfering with Safari or other web browsers. These apps might use features like supervised access or content filtering through a VPN, which can be complex to set up and might have limitations.

Here's why using third-party apps is not recommended:

  • Security Concerns: Granting extensive permissions to these apps might pose security risks.
  • App Functionality: These apps might not work as advertised due to Apple's restrictions.
  • Better Alternatives: The built-in Screen Time features offer a more secure and reliable way to manage website access on your iPhone.

Using Screen Time is the recommended method for blocking websites on iPhone. It's a secure and built-in solution that gives you control over website access.

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