If you’re like me, you love watching videos on YouTube. But there are also times when you need to focus on work or study and can’t afford to be distracted by all the cat videos and other nonsense on YouTube. Here’s a quick and easy way to block YouTube on your Macbook so you can get things done!
How to block YouTube on a Mac
Ever find yourself spending too much time on YouTube? If you’re using a Mac, you can block the website entirely using the built-in parental controls. This will prevent anyone from accessing YouTube while using your computer.
To get started, open System Preferences and click on “Parental Controls.” Click the “Lock” icon in the bottom left corner to unlock the controls, then enter your password.
Click on “Web” in the left pane. Under “Allow access to only these websites,” click on the + sign and enter “www.youtube.com.” You can also add other websites that you want to allow or block.
When you’re finished, click on “Create User…” in the bottom right corner. Enter a name for the user (this can be anything), then click on “OK.”
This will create a new user account with parental controls enabled. To access YouTube, simply log out of your current account and log into the new one.
How to block YouTube on Safari
If you’re using Safari, there are a couple different ways you can block YouTube. You can either use the built-in Parental Controls in Safari, or you can use a third-party extension like StayFocusd.
To use Parental Controls, open Safari and go to Preferences > Websites. Then, click on the “Content” tab and select “Never Allow” next to the “Plug-ins” option. That will prevent YouTube videos from loading in Safari.
If you want more control over which sites you can visit, you can install the StayFocusd extension. StayFocusd allows you to block individual sites or entire categories of sites (like social media or news). You can also set a time limit for how long you can spend on certain sites.
How to block YouTube on Chrome
Chrome offers several ways to block YouTube. The first is to install an extension such as StayFocusd, which allows you to block websites like YouTube for a set amount of time. Another option is to use Chrome’s built-in parental controls. To do this, you’ll need to create a supervised user account and then set up restrictions for that account. Finally, you can try using a website blocker like Block Site, which will allow you to block YouTube without installing any additional software.
How to block YouTube on Firefox
Assuming you’re using Firefox, there are a few different ways you can go about blocking YouTube. The first is to use a plugin like “Block Site” which will allow you to block any website (including YouTube) with just a few clicks. Another option is to use the “Restrict Sites” feature in Firefox itself, which lets you block websites either temporarily or permanently. Finally, you can also use a third-party app like “Cold Turkey” which will allow you to block YouTube (and other websites) for a set period of time.
How to block YouTube on iPhone
There are a few different ways that you can block YouTube on your iPhone. One way is to use a website blocker like BlockSite, which will allow you to block specific websites like YouTube. Another way is to use a content filtering app like Safe Eyes, which will allow you to block specific categories of content like videos. Finally, you can use the built-in parental controls on your iPhone to restrict access to specific apps like YouTube.
How to block YouTube on iPad
Assuming you want to block ALL access to YouTube:
1. Go to Settings on your iPad
2. Select General from the left-hand sidebar
3. Scroll down and select Restrictions
4. Enter a 4-digit passcode (twice) when prompted
5. Toggle the YouTube switch to the “Off” position
How to block YouTube on Android
YouTube can be a great way to kill time, but it can also be a huge time-suck. If you find yourself spending too much time watching videos on YouTube, you may want to consider blocking the website on your Android device.
There are a few different ways to block YouTube on Android. One is to use a parental control app like Kidslox or Screen Time Lab. These apps let you block specific websites and apps, set time limits, and track your child’s online activity.
Another way to block YouTube is to use the built-in parental controls on your Android device. To do this, go to Settings > Security & privacy > Screen lock > Parental controls. From here, you can create a PIN code that will be required to access YouTube (or any other blocked app or website).
You can also block YouTube by installing an ad blocker like Adblock Plus. Adblock Plus will block all ads on all websites, including YouTube. This can be a good option if you don’t want to see any ads at all, but keep in mind that blocking ads may also prevent some videos from playing properly.
Finally, you can always just delete the YouTube app from your Android device. This won’t stop you from being able to access YouTube in a web browser, but it will make it harder for you to watch videos since you’ll have to go out of your way to do so.
How to block YouTube on Windows
YouTube can be a great way to pass the time, but it can also be a huge distraction. If you need to focus on work or studies, blocking YouTube can help you stay on track.
Here’s how to block YouTube on Windows:
1. Open theHosts file. You can find this file in the following location:
2. Add the following lines of code to the end of the file:
3. Save the file and close it.