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How to block websites on your iPhone/iPad using Jomo?

A popular feature of Jomo is the ability to block distracting websites. In this article, we will guide you through the two methods you can use to block websites on Jomo.

Jomo can block up to a maximum of 50 web domains simultaneously. If you find yourself reaching this limit and need to block additional sites, you will have to unblock some of the previously blocked ones.

1. Block websites by using Apple's native list

The first method to block websites is by selecting them from the native list provided by Apple.

Open the "Rules" tab.
Locate the rule (session or condition) you are interested in.
Open it and tap "Blocked apps" or "Apps".
Select websites from the native list (see screenshot below).

Select websites from Apple's native list

Please note:

This method only blocks websites on the Safari browser.

Apple's native list will show recently used websites. If the website you are looking for is not in the list, there is nothing Jomo can do about it. See method 2. to input your website manually.

If you choose to block well-known domains like or using Apple's native list, it might result in Apple blocking the related apps (e.g., Facebook, Amazon, Messenger) too. This behaviour is enforced by Apple. We don't understand it either but there is nothing we can do about it. That's why we recommend you to block websites using the second method.

2. Block websites by using a custom list (RECOMMENDED)

For a more tailored blocking experience, Jomo allows you to specify and block websites using a custom list.

Open the "Rules" tab.
Locate the rule (session or condition) you are interested in.
Open it and tap "Blocked apps" or "Apps".
Tap on "Additional options" located at the bottom of the screen.
Within "Additional options", locate the "Websites" section.
Here, you can manually enter the domains you wish to block (see screenshot).

Open "Additional options"

Add and select custom websites

Please note:

Websites blocked via this method will be inaccessible on ALL browsers, not just Safari.

You can specify ANY web domain you want in this list. You are not limited to the recently used websites.

If you block a website through the "Custom websites" section, PRIVATE BROWSING WILL BE TEMPORARILY DISABLED on Safari. It will only be re-enabled once all custom websites are unblocked.

You can't use custom websites with app limits because Jomo won't be able to track the time you spent on them. This is only possible by selecting domains from Apple's native list.

Updated on: 28/09/2023

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