Are you an internet addict or user? You might have come across differs websites why searching for one thing or the other on the web. Some of these webs are offering what I will tag malwares, unwanted info and you have decided to block them. Then you are the right place to learn how you will block websites on Android tablet.
Moreover, the internet is easily accessible at any point in time from anywhere around the globe and several websites always want more traffic to their sites with more audience viewing their contents.
It is only logical to want to keep off some and block websites on Android tablet or any device at that. We will look into some basic and easy steps on how to block websites on Android phones.
Why Do You Block Websites On Android Tablet?
This is base on individual, the reasons for Mr A to block website might not be for Mr B to block that site on their Android tablet. So, irrespective of the reasons, here are some of the reasons you might block websites on Android phone.
- Been a good parent you want to keep your kids off the prying eyes and tempting claws of porn websites
- In addition, you may block websites on Android tablet so as to prevent some websites from collecting personal data from your device.
- You may block websites on Android phones in order to protect your phone from insecure websites that might have contents that can transfer harmful contents to your mobile devices.
Benefits After Block Website On Android Tablet
- Helps you to focus more time on your study and work.
- You can access virus free websites.
- Avoid time-wasting websites.
Now that you have some reasons to block websites on android tablet, here are the steps to do so on your device.
How To Block Websites On Android Tablet
Block Websites On Android Tablet Using Mobile Security And Antivirus
This way, we are going to use mobile security & antivirus by trend micro which can block websites.
Step 1 ====> Open the app.
Step 2 ====> Tap the safe surfing option.
Step 3 ====> Click the blocked list option at the bottom.
Step 4 ====> Tap the add option.
Step 5 ====> Now, give the name [optional] and website URL you want to block (in this instance, it is twitter).
Step 6 ====> The website should be added to the blocked list.
Step 7 ====> Now, try to open the Twitter, and you will see the page will not open
With this method, you have safely block websites on Android phone. You can as well block website with the following method, they are simple to follow.
Block Websites On Android Tablet Using Google safe search mode
This method could be very useful as majority of internet users access it on their phone using Google. Since Google is the most widely and popular search engine, follow this steps to activate safe search to block websites on Android, mostly porn websites
Step 1 ====> First action is accessing Google on your device through your prefer browsers.
Step 2 ====> On the bottom, locate settings and tap on it
Step 3 ====> Now select Strict (Images and text) option on the settings page under the Safe Search Filters option.
Step 4 ====> Now scroll down and sign into your Google account.
Step 5 ====> After signing in, click on Manage Blocked Sites and you can easily add a website to be blocked list.
Step 6 ====> When you are done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save
Step 1 ====> You can also access the settings directly on your Android phone by clicking on the Google app
Step 2 ====> At the top left corner of the app, tap on the menu button and then tap Settings.
Step 3 ====> Now tap on Accounts and Privacy on the settings window
Step 4 ====> You can now turn the Safe Search Filter on.
Block Websites On Android Tablet Using file manager
On Android, there are a couple of different things you can do. You will need a file manager, and a text editor. Easiest option is the use of ES File Explorer, which lets you do both things. Here is the step to follow.
Step 1 ====> Firstly you need to install ES File Explorer.
Step 2 ====> Open ES File Explorer and tap the menu button at the top left.
Step 3 ====> Tap on Local, then device and system etc.
Step 4 ====> In this folder, you will see the file named hosts, tap it and in the pop-up menu, tap text. In the next pop up, tap ES Note Editor.
Step 5 ====> Now tap the edit button in the top bar.
Step 6 ====> Here you are editing the file, and to block websites, you want to redirect their DNS. To do this, just start a new line, and type 127.0.0.1 www.blockedwebsite.com
Without the quotes, where blocked website is the name of the site you are blocking, for each website you want to block. For example, you will have to type 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com to block Google.
Step 7 ====> Now that you have completed the steps, it is time to reboot your Android device.