BB - Screen Time & App Blocker 4+

Control and limit social media

Bruno da Rocha e Silva

    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Apps like social media use powerful psychological tricks to make you unable to stay away from them for too long. Burnout Buddy blocks these apps when you don't want to use them to help you break free and heal their impact on your mental health.

* Fight social media addiction
* Reduce screen time and improve your focus
* Multiple blocking mechanisms
* Completely free for most use cases
* No account creation or shady VPNs

Burnout Buddy is stronger than your iPhone's native Screen Time controls. Designed specifically with social media addiction and unhealthy work habits in mind, it offers a wider variety of blocking mechanisms and allows you to be extremely specific regarding how access to a specific group of apps and websites should be restricted. If you already use Burnout Buddy, keep an eye out for updates that add even more blocking mechanisms and customization points!


* Block indefinitely
* Schedule-based blocking
* Usage-based blocking
* Location-based blocking (via Siri)
* Focus Mode-based blocking (via Siri)
* Siri-based Blocking: Build your own custom blocking conditions by integrating BB with Siri and the Shortcuts app!
* Multiple Conditions: Configure multiple blocking conditions for a single group of content for maximum control of your habits.
* Multiple Configurations: Want to block a certain group of apps under certain conditions but also another group under other conditions? No problem!
* Strict Mode: Have the bad habit of "cheating" app blockers by snoozing them? Strict Mode bans you from updating/deleting schemas when they're active.
* Starter Schemas: Plug-and-play configurations that cover the most common reasons people use Burnout Buddy for.
* Widgets
• Custom App Icons
* Block Screen Customization
• Push Notifications

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Try Burnout Buddy for free and start taking control of your digital habits today.

Want to know more and see what's coming next? Check out BB at!
Questions or feedback? You can reach out to us on Twitter at @BurnoutBuddy.

What’s New

Version 1.2.14

- You can now customize BB's block screen by changing its icon, title, and message! You can find this feature in the Settings tab under "Block Screen".

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

t.j.271 ,

This App Has Everything!

This app is the best for any screen time management. I was finding no apps that were in my price range that had features I needed. This app has triggers that activate when an app is used for a certain amount of time, and triggers for a schedule, but the best part is Shortcuts integration. This allows you to turn on and off blocking for the apps you want basically however you wanted to, like by location or through any Shortcut. I am more than happy to support this app, and I will recommend it to anyone who wants to have some type of customized screen time solution. Especially with the price being the cheapest, it’s just the best option. It isn’t the prettiest, but it gets the job done.

There was one thing I wanted to ask the developers for, when I said it wasn’t the prettiest. The design of the screen that pops up when you open a restricted app doesn’t look great. There’s a lot of text that just doesn’t seem to have a purpose, and the logo being front and center bugs me. The app still works, and I’d take this app over any other app for screen time management, but please make it look nicer. Maybe remove the logo, or just say it’s blocked without so much additional text.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your detailed review! I heard you about the lock screen, I have it written in my todo list to make an update that will allow you to customize it! 😀

lawrenceperez7676 ,

This app helps me focus for real!

I downloaded and got the pro version of this app a while ago, and I am impressed by it's powerful capabilities. You can set up more than just a single Downtime with this app. Imagine having lots of Downtimes at different times of the day, each one having a group of apps, like social media and entertainment, blocked during the period that you set. The app can go further with the power of Shortcuts. I mostly use this app to block apps while a focus is turned on, since most of my focus settings have scheduled times anyway. And even though this app doesn't sync to the cloud, I can set the same groups of apps to be blocked when a focus is turned on across multiple devices, so when I turn on a focus, the same groups of apps can be blocked, this works because focus settings can be set up to sync across iCloud. I have a suggestion, it would be nice to lock my settings with a passcode and prevent the app from being deleted. Overall, this is an awesome productivity tool that I will use throughout my day, along with what's already available with the default Screen Time capabilities.

Developer Response ,

Thank you Lawrence, glad you're enjoying it! I really like the idea of a passcode, will add that to my TODO list!

HD650db ,

Such a great app, thank you!

I tried several apps for app blocking, before coming across Burnout Buddy. Honestly I was oddly, initially deterred from trying the app because of the hokey app icon, but was pleasantly surprised by what it had to offer when I finally gave it a shot. In terms of the free portion of this app it offers way more functionality than others that also have a free option. I am not sure that I really needed the premium version, but purchased it as I believe the developer created a truly helpful app that could possibly make a very positive impact for many. Not only that, the one time fee for the Premium version was so reasonable, I purchased it, really as a thank you for making such a great app available for anyone…and the Premium version even lets me change the app icon😊. Thanks again Burnout Buddy!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for such a detailed review! I'm really happy you enjoyed and supported it! Hahaha and thanks for letting me know about the icon, I'll keep that in mind next time I update the app's design :)

In-App Purchases

Burnout Buddy Pro
Screen time blocker with no limits and more!

App Privacy

The developer, Bruno da Rocha e Silva, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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