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Schedule Blocking

When you block a website or block an app with 1Focus, this is how you activate blocking.

Block Temporarily

Here is how to enable blocking for a few hours. This can help you focus on a task.

Steps (3 minutes):

  1. Open 1Focus. If you do not have it yet, download 1Focus on the Mac App Store. You can reopen the 1Focus window by clicking its arrow icon in the top right of your screen. 1Focus menu bar item
  2. Enter the blocking duration under ScheduleQuick Start. We recommend a duration of 5 minutes for testing. Start blocking in 1Focus
  3. Click Start Blocking.
  4. Try to access a website that should be blocked. When prompted for permission, click OK. Grant 1Focus permission to block websites
  5. To prevent bypassing blocking, close the 1Focus window using the red button in the top left. A warning will appear. Read it carefully before confirming.

Done! If you encounter any problems, see troubleshooting.

Block Permanently

Steps (5 minutes):

  1. Subscribe to 1Focus Pro.
  2. Open 1Focus. You can reopen the 1Focus window by clicking its arrow icon in the top right of your screen. 1Focus menu bar item
  3. Click the + button under Schedule. Block permanently
  4. Change Start to 08:01 (AM) and End to 08:00 (AM).
  5. Set Repeat to Daily.
  6. Try to access a website that should be blocked. When prompted for permission, click OK. Grant 1Focus permission to block websites
  7. To prevent bypassing blocking, close the 1Focus window using the red button in the top left. A warning will appear. Read it carefully before confirming.

To cancel blocking, delete the event in the schedule using the minus button during the 1 minute gap between 8 AM and 8:01 AM.

If you encounter any problems, see troubleshooting.

Block Based on a Schedule

Here is how to block Mon-Fri from 9 AM to 5 PM. You can adjust the schedule to suit your needs.

Steps (5 minutes):

  1. Subscribe to 1Focus Pro.
  2. Open 1Focus. You can reopen the 1Focus window by clicking its arrow icon in the top right of your screen. 1Focus menu bar item
  3. Click the + button under Schedule. Block based on schedule
  4. Change Start to 9 AM (09:00) and End to 5 PM (17:00).
  5. Set Repeat to Mo-Fr.
  6. Try to access a website that should be blocked. When prompted for permission, click OK. Grant 1Focus permission to block websites
  7. To prevent bypassing blocking, close the 1Focus window using the red button in the top left. A warning will appear. Read it carefully before confirming.

To cancel blocking, delete the event in the schedule when it is inactive.

If you encounter any problems, see troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting

For help, contact support.

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