completely block browsing

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  1. unbelievable10

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    I need to seriously stop procrastination on my ipad

    any ideas how i can successfuly block ALL browsing on my ipad? i only want to use my ipad to read books, play some games maybe etc but not to browse online, and i find it is too big of a temptation :)

    it needs to be quite permanent (at least for a fewmonths) and not by-passed


    thank you
     
  2. Ledsteplin

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    You want to block use of your browser, Safari? Do you use Safari for any of your book reading? If not, then you can block Safari by using Restrictions in your Settings. But if it's to keep you out, then someone else will need to do it so you can't access it. This requires another person knowing your passcode. They will have to either set up a passcode for Restrictions or change it. They would go to Settings>General>Restrictions> Toggle off Safari.
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  3. Europa

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    After Safari is disabled:
    1. Open App Store.
    2. Install Chrome.

    Now what?
     
  4. Ozzie5374

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    In settings - cellular - turn off for safari then it won't connect
     
  5. Europa

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    Internet not working on cellular?

    Solution:
    Settings > Cellular > Safari > On

    Boom! Internet again. Ah, yes...

    Our brains are way too smart for this game. They'll beat us every time.
     
  6. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    And don't forget that pesky wifi.
     
  7. Ledsteplin

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    Yep, but I was banking on the OP not thinking about that. :)
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    A desperate mind is an inventive mind.
     
  9. Kriss

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    Why would someone be "tempted" to be browsing the internet in the first place. That's what it was invented for.
     
  10. Ledsteplin

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    I think the OP considered their over use as an addiction. It was preventing him/her from doing other things.
     
  11. Ledsteplin

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    I know the OP's feeling. I stay on my phone too much, instead of taking care of my chores. His is just more specific to online browsing.
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I consider using the phone a chore, so I'm covered.
     
  13. Ag52013

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    I know. You could stamp on your mobile and crack the screen. Then you
    Wouldn't be tempted to go on it haha or you could give it
    Away to someone lol

    On a serious note. If you
    Want to get into browsing you always will. Unless you tried the restriction idea which I was going to point out.

    Willpower is what you need :)
     
  14. Kriss

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    Thank you for clearing that up. Though I can't really identify since I've never had to "restrict" myself by subverting a built-in function of a device which I choose to use on a regular basis. The simplified choice for me would be to simply not use it.
     
  15. Ledsteplin

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    Yeah, I know. But I try to help, regardless of the nature of the question. I saw someone who had just gotten a new 5c and wanted to know how to charge it. I took a photo of my lightning cable and adaptor, and sent it to them with instructions. It takes all kinds. :)
     
  16. MrMike6by9

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    You may be like I was in high school. Others could "tune out" to study. I've always needed something in the background like a radio, for example. I remember trying the "complete silence" approach one day. After a short bit, I realized that I was listening to street traffic. I decided then just to "roll with it". I was just a different kind of student. Even 50 years later, I'm the same but I did fairly well in life anyway.
    YMMV
     

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