Knowing my productivity at work place reduced by some social media apps, I decided to use some app blockers. It worked for me to some extent, but I'm not fully happy with it.

I have planned to uninstall the apps during weekdays, and reinstall during weekend.

It has pros and cons;


  • Most of the social media apps a battery drainers. Uninstall means no more battery draining.

  • The re-install procedure might consume some minutes, so tendency to do so is very less.


  • Surely, I will miss my friends and family even after office time. Because I don't want to reinstall the apps on daily basis.

Now, is there any better way to manage my situation ?

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    What's wrong with not opening the apps whilst you're at work..? – Twyxz Aug 6 '19 at 14:15
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    @sf02 Might be, I have to practice self control – Rauf Aug 6 '19 at 14:24
  • @Twyxz Your comment is also related with self control – Rauf Aug 6 '19 at 14:24
  • Please let me know how I can improve my query – Rauf Aug 6 '19 at 14:28
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    Put your phone out of reach (e.g. cloakroom, locker) during working hours – Dave Gremlin Aug 6 '19 at 19:40

Counterpart to the undefined's answer, you can use Screen Time feature available in iOS 12 and later which helps in curbing app usage addiction. (Applicable only if you use an iPhone).

Screen Time gives you a detailed report about how your device is used, apps you've opened, and websites you've visited, any time that you want to see it.

You can set daily limits for app categories with App Limits. For example, you might want to see Productivity apps while you're at work, but not Social Networking or Games. App Limits refresh every day at midnight, and you can delete them any time.

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Some apps like Android's Digital Wellbeing allow the automatic blocking of the apps after you've spent a predefined number of hours on a given app. In case your phone doesn't have this specific tool, I dare to say that most Android Phones with Android version 9.0+ have a equivalent pre-installed (I know my Huawei does), or you can most likely find similar apps on Play/App Store.

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