Saturday, December 3, 2022

How to Block YouTube (Step-By-Step Guide 2022)

YouTube is the best website on the internet. Millions of videos are uploaded daily to YouTube and millions of people access YouTube daily. YouTube is also a core app on almost every mobile device. 

However, some people wish to limit their children’s access to YouTube or have access restricted to their work devices. Is there any way to block YouTube on mobile or work devices? Yes, Here is the step-by-step guide on how to block YouTube.

How to Block YouTube on Chrome

It’s quite easy to block YouTube on chrome, here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Chrome on your computer and find the BlockSite extension.
  2. Now tap on search result and select the Add to Chrome button to add the extension.
  3. Confirm the window, and select Add extension option, after that you will see the thanks you for installing Blocksite page. Then tap on Agree button.
  4. Once you have confirmed the agree option then you can successfully blocked YouTube on Chrome.

How to Block YouTube on iPad

We can block YouTube on iPad by using third-party app which is Freedom app, firstly we must download a latest version of this app, once the app is downloaded then you can be easy to do that. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Freedom app and log in.
  2. Tap on Blocklists option and then click on Add a blocklist.
  3. Now you will see a blocklist scroll down and choose YouTube option.
  4. And select Save option, and now you created your YouTube blocklist,
  5. After that select the option when you want to start your session.
  6. Tap on start now or start later and you can choose the end time as well.
  7. And tap on the Repeat option when you want to your block session repeat.
  8. Now tap on Save button.

How to Block YouTube on Router

We can block YouTube by router but before that, we need to route out network incoming and outgoing connection by OpenDNS IP address.

  1.  First, add OpenDNS IP address in your WiFi router settings and log in to your WiFi admin and click on DNS setting.
  2. Now add the two OpenDNS IPv4 addresses into DNS settings and restart the WiFi router after saving the changes.
    1. 208.67.222.222
    2. 208.67.220.220
  3. Now verify the OpenDNS is configured correctly by accessing the welcome OpenDNS page.
  4. After creating a free OpenDNS home account, you will receive a mail to verify the email id.
  5. Now sign in to OpenDNS dashboard using same credentials used for registration.
  6. After configuring the router IP address OpenDNS. Tap on setting tab and select on add this network option.
  7. Now, Navigate to stats and logs tab and tick the checkbox, enable stats and logs and hit on apply button.

How to Block YouTube on Android

We can block YouTube on Android devices by using third-party app as well, which is Freedom app, firstly we must download a latest version of this app, once the app is downloaded then you can be easy to do that. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Freedom app and log in.
  2. Tap on Blocklists option and then click on Add a blocklist.
  3. Now you will see a blocklist scroll down and choose YouTube option.
  4. And select Save option, and you created your YouTube blocklist.
  5. After that select the option when you want to start your session.
  6. Tap on start Now or start later and you can choose the end time as well.
  7. And Tap on Repeat option when you want to your block session repeat.
  8. Tap on Save option.

How to Block YouTube on Safari

Here are steps on how to block YouTube in Safari, Firefox, and other browsers.

  1. Go to the setting and click on Screen time.
  2. Click on the Content & Privacy Restrictions option and be sure it’s enabled.
  3. Now, click on Content Restrictions then choose Web Content.
  4. Then, select Limit Adult Website, which will block all sites.
  5. As YouTube is not an adult site that’s why by default, it will not block and now tap on Add Website.
  6. Now, type YouTube URL and exit the settings menu.

You will no longer be able to access YouTube from Safari or any other browser. When I open YouTube, I get a notification that the site is restricted. Also, when you tap to allow the website, you’ll be asked to enter your Screen Time passcode.

How to Block YouTube on Windows 10

Blocked YouTube videos are easy to obtain as many websites offer public archives of blocked content. Additionally, you can easily block accounts for younger users if parental controls are enabled in Settings, General, and Restrictions. Enable the Restrictions option on Windows or MacOS systems. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the browser on your computer and find the BlockSite extension.
  2. Now tap on search result and select the Add to Chrome button to add the extension.
  3. And then confirm the window, and select Add extension option, after that you will see the thanks you for installing Blocksite page. Then tap on Agree button.
  4. Once you have confirmed the agree option then you can successfully blocked YouTube on your system.

How to Block YouTube for Kids

There are several ways to block YouTube content that may upset or harm kids mental health. Schools use blocking features to keep students from watching inappropriate videos during class time or at home. 

Here are the steps to block YouTube for Kids:

  1. Go to the YouTube app.
  2. Tap on Setting and select Screen Time.
  3. Click on Content & Privacy Restrictions option.
  4. Now click on Content Restrictions.
  5. Tap on app and set the age limit to 12+ or less than this.
  6. Now YouTube app show age rating 12 and below, and 17+ will be blocked.

How to Block YouTube without Blocking Google

It’s not possible to block YouTube without blocking google as Firewalla blocks services using both DNS and IP address.  In this case, it is highly likely that youtube.com was sharing the same IP address (range) as the rest of the google services that’s why can’t do that.

FAQs: How to Block YouTube

How do I block YouTube completely?

You can block YouTube completely. Firstly, go to the Chrome on your computer and find the blocksite extension. Now tap on search result and select the add to chrome button to add the extension. And then confirm the window, and select add extension option, after that you will see the thanks you for installing Blocksite page. Then tap on agree button. Once you have confirmed the agree option then you can successfully blocked YouTube on Chrome.

Can you block YouTube with parental controls?

Yes! Its possible to block YouTube with parental controls. Go to your mobile Guardian dashboard, and select security settings to see the apps installed on your device.

now click on YouTube. Now you can block the app, and click on scheduled the limit when YouTube will be used.

How do I block YouTube on my mobile?

Firstly, open your freedom app and log in and tap on blocklists option and then click on add a blocklist. Now you will see a blocklist scroll down, choose YouTube option, and select save option. Now you created your YouTube blocklist. After that select the option when you want to start your session. Tap on start now or start later and you can choose the end time as well and tap on the repeat option when you want your block session repeat. Tap on save option.

How do I block YouTube on Google Chrome?

You can block YouTube very easily on google chrome. Firstly, go to the browser on your computer and find the blockSite extension. Now tap on search result and select the add to chrome button to add the extension, and confirm the window, select add extension option, after that, you will see the thanks you for installing blocksite page then tap on agree button. Once you have confirmed the agree with option, you can successfully blocked YouTube on your system.

Closing Up

In this article, you will learn on how to block YouTube. YouTube is an excellent resource for learning and sharing personal experiences with others. However, anyone struggling with problematic content enrollment should consider temporarily blocking their access from mobile devices if they wish to limit their exposure to harmful videos.

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Roopa Saini
Roopa Saini
Roopa Saini is a Digital Marketing enthusiast, Social Media Marketer, Content & Copywriter. She is also a keen enthusiast of SEO and Paid Media Marketing.

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