How to block YouTube on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows

Can’t stay away from those cat videos when you have work to get done? Freedom makes it easy to block YouTube on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows. Just follow these three steps and Freedom will keep you off YouTube so you can be more productive.

Follow these directions to:

  • Block YouTube on Mac computers

  • Block YouTube on Windows computers

  • Block YouTube on iPhones and iPads

Step 1: Download and Install the Freedom App

Install Freedom

To start, just download and install the Freedom app. If you don't already have an account, just create one at after you’ve installed the app.

Log in to Freedom

Step 2: Add YouTube to your Blocklist

Log into the Freedom website ( with your account and add YouTube to your blocklist.

Add block

Step 3: Start Your Block

You can start a block from our web dashboard, or by clicking "Start a session" in our application. Once your block is running, you won't be able to access YouTube until your session is complete!

Freedom tips

Freedom can help you achieve your productivity goals - did you know:

  • Freedom works on Macs, Windows, and iOS - covering iPhones, iPads, and iPods
  • Freedom can block any website, or the entire internet
  • Over 500,000 people use Freedom to block distractions
  • Freedom is absolutely free to try, and a subscription costs less than $2.50 a month!

Here are some ways you can use Freedom:

  • Block distracting websites on your computers
  • Schedule time away from social media in mornings or evenings
  • Block troublesome websites on all of your family's devices
  • Block the entire internet when you need to get work done

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