How to block Facebook (or Any Distracting Website)

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How to block Facebook

We are living in an era of computers and the internet, and being focused on work has become more difficult. We are getting addicted to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and this problem is not only for the case of teenagers but for everyone. It affects the total productivity of people by consuming a lot of time. Here are some ways on how to block Facebook and other distracting platforms.

Also Read: How to Delete Facebook Account Using Desktop and Android Or iOS

How to block Facebook and any other distracting website from android

There is no option in android to block any website or app, you can download FamiSafe to do the work for you. You just need to follow these steps.

Step: 1

Download and install FamiSafe from the official website.

Step: 2

Register on the website from the device by providing the details.

Step: 3

Grant permission from the device and activate the app.

Step: 4

Enter the app and in the dashboard, you will find options to block or manage any app usage.

Note: You can also use Google Family Link or Booksite for the same purpose.

How to block Facebook and other distracting apps from ios

Step: 1

Go to settings and then go to the general section.

Step: 2

At the bottom, you will find restrictions, click to enable restrictions.

Step: 3

You will be asked to enter a password for the app.

Step: 4

Go to the website option and you will find an option as “Never allow” click on it.

Step: 5

Add Facebook to the list and press ok to block it.

How to block Facebook and other distracting websites from Windows PC

Step: 1

Locate the host file on your computer. For Windows, you can find it in “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc”

Step: 2

Click on the host.txt file in the notepad.

Step: 3

Go to the end of the page and type “127.0.0.1 facebook.com” (or in the place of Facebook you can put any other website you want to block.

Step: 4

Save the file and if any warning appears just block it. Now you have successfully blocked Facebook from your windows PC.

Related Blog: How to Hide a Post On Facebook from Computer and Smartphone

How to block Facebook from MAC

Step: 1

Open applications and then click on the terminal.

Step: 2

In the command line type “Sudo open /etc/hosts” and press enter.

Step: 3

It will then ask for the password, enter it to proceed.

Step: 4

After it, the host file will open. Go to the last line and enter “127.0.0.1 facebook.com” (or any other URL in the place of Facebook to block that site)

Step: 5

Save the file.

Step: 6

Type “dscacheutil-flushcache” in the command terminal and press enter to clear the DNS cache.

Step: 7

Then restart your MAC and then the Process will be completed.

Conclusion

Facebook and other social media platforms are good ways of staying in contact with people. But sometimes we end up spending more time than we are supposed to, which in return reduces our productivity. By following these few steps, you will learn how to block Facebook from your devices and it will help you to stay focused in life.

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