How to Block Website On Your Android Phone
On Android, you'll need to edit the hosts file on your device to redirect sites you want to block. You'll need a file manager, and a text editor - the easiest option is to use app ES File Explorer, which lets you do both step.
Install ES File Explorer Open ES File Explorer and tap the "/" button at the top. Tap on system > etc.
In this folder, you'll see the hosts file - tap it and in the pop up menu, tap Next. In the next pop up, tap ES Note Editor.
Tap the three dots button in the top right, and tap edit.
Now, you're editing the file, and to block sites, you want to redirect their DNS. To do this, just start a new line, and type "127.0.0.1 www.blockedwebsitename.com" use this. To block website name is the name of the site you're blocking for each website you want to block. For example, you'll have to type 127.0.0.1 www.google.co.in to block Google.
Reboot your Android device.
If that method is too complex for you, you can install an anti-virus app such as Trend Micro that lets you block websites.
Install the app and run it. Go to Options > Safe surfing.
Now swipe to Parental Controls and click set up account. Create an account and you'll see an option called Blocked List in the app. Tap on it, and Click to Add. Now add the websites you want to block. you can enter website one at a time. Once that is done, you won't be able to access these websites on your Android smartphone.
How to Block Any Website On Windows Phone
You can't do a full block of websites on Windows Phone, buy you can download the AVG Family Safety browser. By default it blocks websites with malicious or explicit content, and if you purchase an AVG anti-virus licence and create an account, you can customise the list of blocked websites.
How to Block Any Website On Your Network
If you have a Wi-Fi network at your house, then it is easier to set up block or unwanted websites via your Wi-Fi router. Most routers don't have very user friendly interfaces, so this can be a little daunting and of course, the steps can be different for different - different router, but the basic process you follow is pretty similar, this is actually pretty easy.
Wrong setting could accidentally de-activate your internet connection, so if you get stuck, call your ISP so technician come and fix the problem.
To start, you need to go to your router's settings. Open Browser and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar. Press Enter. Some routers use a different address, so if this doesn't work, check and see if it is mentioned in the documentation from your ISP.
Now you will have to enter username and password of you route. This would set up during the installation of your connection. default username could be admin, and password could be password or blank. If it is not working then check with your ISP and get the correct username and password.
In router we could block websites under Access Management > Filter.
In drop-down menu called Filter type selection. We select URL Filter and type the website you want to block in the URL field. Above this field, there is an option called Active. There are two buttons Yes and No. We select Yes and click to Save. This blocked the website on our network.
The number of website you want to block is limited router to router. This guide should have helped you block websites on almost any device. If you know any other methods to block sites, let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How to section.