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Need to work from home? Focus Lock will remove all of your distracting apps to help you stay on task, while tracking your work sessions. Perfect for students too!

“It’s honestly the best app ever. I appreciate how much it helps me focus. That I’m able to lock my apps for an hour a day helps me be more productive and feel better.”

“Total insulation from distractions.”

“It prevents any and all distractions without deleting apps.”

“No notifications from any apps.”

"It saved my life, I got so much work done, and it changed my relationship to my phone."

“It’s like you’re given no other option but to really focus.”

FOCUS LOCK by Flipd is the original #1 app to limit screen time and the easiest way to lock away distractions from your phone. With Focus, hide ALL of your downloaded apps for a time that you select, and your apps will return to your phone screen (like magic!) when the time is done. Whether you’re working from home, studying, focusing, reading, sleeping, or taking a social media detox, Focus will make sure that you can’t open your apps and get distracted.

- Prevent every single phone distraction with just one tap
- Take a digital detox without needing to delete any apps from your phone
- Hide notifications from social media and other distracting apps
- No need to remember a passcode to unlock your phone
- Effectively reduce temptation to go on your phone
- Experience extremely heightened focus

From a happy user who works from home: “No matter what, you can’t open your apps and be distracted. I work solo and sometimes social media really affects my focus. When I enable Screen Time, I am more present and so much more productive. Screen Time has been a game changer for my business.”

- When you want some time away from your phone or social media apps, turn on Focus for up to 24 hours
- Tag your Focus session so that you can keep track of what you did with your time
- Your apps will disappear for the duration of time that you’ve selected
- Only default iOS apps, like Phone, Calendar, and iMessage will remain accessible
- When the time is done, your apps will return to your phone like magic
- Keep track of your progress in the daily progress bar
- Sync your sessions with iCalendar and the Flipd app for more detailed stats

Focus takes a team to build and maintain, which is why it’s not free to use forever. Your initial trial will give you up to five free sessions, after which you’ll need to upgrade to continue using Focus. We never sell data and we don’t serve ads, so your premium subscription will go toward supporting the services we provide you. Without your premium subscription, Focus and Flipd wouldn’t be able to exist! If you were previously a Flipd subscriber and are wondering about a subscription migration, contact us at info@flipdapp.co.


$9.99 per month or $34.99 per year

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew at the subscription price unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the current subscription once activated during the subscription period. Manage your subscriptions in your iOS Account Settings after purchase.

Terms and Conditions: http://www.flipdapp.co/terms-privacy

Support Contact: info@flipdapp.co

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

To kick things off with our first update, the Flipd team would like to thank all of our former and new Focus users for sharing their feedback and comments so that we can continuously improve our products! If you're a previous Flipd subscriber and want to find out how to migrate your subscription to Focus, then contact us at info@flipdapp.co. For promos, make sure to follow us on IG @flipdapp.co to see the latest! But most importantly, in this time of uncertainty in the world, our team hopes that you're staying safe and well, and finding some time to step away from it all. It's so important to focus on what matters right now.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

debalsers ,

Should do so much more...

For the price of the subscription, this app really should do more. For one thing, it’s super frustrating that apps don’t come back to their same spot/folder on my home screen. I like to have my apps in a specific order, so this on its own is *almost* a deal breaker for me. I really hope the developers are working on figuring out a way to fix this issue.

The other thing is, I’d like to be able to block certain specific apps instead of having to block everything. For example, I normally listen to Audible on my way to/from work or n the shower. This app in no way affects my productivity. In fact, it allows me to “read” while performing other tasks. But I don’t have a way to continue using this app while blocking just those that pose a distraction.

Also, I should be able to schedule future blocks so that they happen automatically. For example, if I want to allow myself to use these apps at a certain time each day I should be able to do this.

And finally, I should be able to block time-sucking apps (in my case Facebook or Instagram) for days at a time if I really wanted a reset.

This app simply does not do why it should be able to do and is not worth the cost of the subscription. Super disappointing.

Developer Response ,

Thanks debalsers for taking the time to leave a review. Blocking specific apps, apps coming back to their original spot, scheduling an automatic lock, and whitelisting specific apps on Focus Lock are iOS restrictions but we're always working to improve the app. - Melissa

Madeleine Aline ,

Amazing app, however...

When I heard that Flipd was offering an app lock feature again, I was really happy because that was the main purpose I had for Flipd. I have no self control, so forcing myself out of my phone is my best option to get myself to work. Flipd’s option for this is probably the best out there, as there’s nothing sketchy about it and it’s made specifically for people who need to force themselves off their phone, while most apps like this are for parents restricting their child’s screen time.
Based off of my great past experiences with this feature, you can imagine my disappointment when I opened this app to find that I have to pay to have more than 4 locks. That defeats the entire purpose.. I’m in high school and therefore can’t pay for that. Now instead of locking my phone whenever I need to work or study, I have to be wise about when and why I use my phone locks, which just encourages me to be on my phone more!
I have to find a new app to lock my phone now. I’ve looked a lot of places in the past, but none are of the quality of Flipd. I highly recommend Flipd if you can afford the subscription, but otherwise it’s pretty much useless and not paying for the subscription defeats the point of the whole app.

Developer Response ,

Hello Madeleine, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We understand your concerns, but unfortunately we were required by Apple to shift Focus over to its own product. As such, we’re not able to support the development and maintenance of Focus Lock without offering a subscription.

If you're interested please reach out to us at info@flipdapp.co. We are offering promotions to previous Flipd users !! We're happy to let you know how to participate.

Thanks! - Melissa

Wrobl1bn ,

Good For Specific Use

I was going to originally mention my folders not returning to the same spot, as well as the inability to select certain apps as “safe” apps i can use during the lock but, having looked at developer feedback I now see these are iOS issues the dev cannot get around, so these things have no impact on my review.

These things aside I highly recommend this app, it works very well and does what it advertises: hides all “extra” apps from your device for the selected period of time so you can focus. It keeps essential apps such as phone and settings in case of emergencies as well as the apple music app for music while you work if you so desire it.

I’ve been looking for a good lockdown app for awhile that I cannot back out of or sneak around to still use my device (as I’m want to do instead of studying) and this is the best so far. I’ll be recommending it to my friends to help them focus too.

App Privacy

The developer, Flipd Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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