How to block Settings on iOS17 with AppBlock

Blocking Settings on devices with iOS17:

  1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone. This native iOS app allows you to create a sequence of actions from different apps that can be triggered with a single tap.
  2. Tap on ‘Automation’ at the bottom, then ‘New Automation’. 
  3. Now, select ‘App’. This is where you’ll specify the application you wish to block (like Settings). Once selected, make sure ‘Is Opened‘ is marked, choose “Run Inmidiately” and confirm your choice tapping on Next.
  4. Tap on ‘New Blank Automation’ and ‘Add Action’
  5. Proceed to tap on ‘Scripting’, and then ‘Open App’.
  6. In the ‘Open App’ window, tap on ‘App’, and select ‘Shortcuts’ from the list.
  7. Your automation is ready! Hit ‘Done’ to save it.
  8. The next step is to incorporate AppBlock. Navigate to the AppBlock app, add the Shortcuts app to your Quick Block blocklist, and activate the blocking.
  9. Go to Settings. Once you try to open it, the blocking screen will appear.

    Voluntary step: Activate Strict Mode in AppBlock. This ensures that the blocking remains active, eliminating any chance of bypassing it.  

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