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Do you ever feel like you're spending too much time on your phone? It's not your fault, most of the popular apps have teams of thousands of people who use persuasive tactics designed to keep you engaged as long as possible.

Join the over 1,000 people who improved their relationship with apps.

Channel easily helps you to to turn off distracting settings and features from the apps you use, all in one place.

How it works
1. Download Channel
2. Browse apps you use (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
3. Make enchantments to your apps with 1-tap (hide the feed, turn off ad tracking, etc.)

Apps in Channel
• Amazon
• Amazon Prime Video
• Facebook
• Instagram
• Linkedin
• Pinterest
• Twitter
• YouTube

Apps coming soon to Channel
• Dating (Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, Tinder)
• Social (Snapchat, Tik Tok)
• Video (HBO, Hulu)
• Utilities (Gmail, Google Maps, Reddit, Spotify, Uber, WeChat)
• Many more

Enchantments (1-tap changes to your apps)
• Unsubscribe from email notifications
• Stop getting promotional materials in the mail
• Turn off distracting auto-play videos
• Delete your search history
• Block advertisers from getting your personal information

Need help? We're here for you, contact us at help@channel.af

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

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Additional improvements
• New logo! Hello to our wand mascot buddy.
• Added a what's new section
• Many bug fixes!

— Kevin & Tom

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Barfield family ,

Helps me use my phone less

I’ve been trying to use my phone and social media less and less, and this app really helps with that. The set up is easy, just a kind of “set it and forget it”, and boom, there are a lot less little red dots everywhere trying to grab your attention. And the devs seem super involved, with new stuff being constantly added.

Can’t suggest this enough if you’re trying to trim down the time you spend on your phone/social media.

Also, some of the changes this app can do just makes the websites more aesthetically pleasing anyway (like hiding the messenger notifications on Facebook, I have the messenger app, so I don’t need Facebook notifications on top of that).

Developer Response ,

I like the idea of thinking about Channel as "set it and forget it!" Thank you for your kind words. Best of luck on using your phone less, I hope we're helping a little bit! —Tom

CopperGoldTom ,

Great for reducing phone addiction

Channel is great! I love that we’re finally able to limit some of the addictive activities our apps push on us. Would highly recommend for those looking to curb their phone usage without completely removing apps.

Developer Response ,

It makes me happy to hear that we're a happy medium for you around removing the distracting parts of apps while still letting you use the parts that add value to you! —Tom

A Betternet User ,

Needs some work but great app!

Like the title says, the app is still in development in its early stages and there are a few bugs here and there, but the team behind this app are a responsive and caring team of developers working to make our apps less distracting. This is an app with lots of potential and everything is uphill at this point. If you have a problem or are just curious about something, don’t be afraid to shoot them a message! They’ll work to solve your problem and answer all your questions as best as possible. I recommend at least trying this app out!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your honest and encouraging review! Like you mentioned, we're a two person team, and we're here to help anyone if they run into any issues, tom@channel.af. -Tom

App Privacy

The developer, Kevin McAlear, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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