How to Block Snapchat on iPhone in iOS

Updated: January 10, 2023
how to block snapchat on iPhone

Snapchat is loved by everyone, especially teenagers who love to collaborate and have fun. There is no harm in using such multimedia messaging apps until when we use them excessively. Kids are more exposed to such platforms, so parents should take authority over their kids’ devices before their mental health takes its toll.

You can block any app on the iPhone or iPad in the settings or download any parental control app to make things easier.

With any parental control application, you can manage your kids’ devices, and keep tabs on what they browse, install or delete on their smartphones. However, Parental control features in iPhones or iPad are limited.

Anyway, you can block any application on your iPhone with the help of screen time or downtime. If you want a more appropriate and straightforward solution, download Familysafe or other apps like life360 to have more control over individual devices.

How to block Snapchat on iPhone in iOS (#1 method). 

1. Launch Settings on iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap the Screen time option.

Screen time

3. Access App Limits.

App Limit

4. Click on Add App.

5. Choose App (that you want to use for a specific time)

apps list
Reached limit

Block Snapchat on iPhone using Downtime. 

Downtime in iOS allows users to set a schedule for time away from the screen. Meaning, you can select apps that you want to use and stay away from unwanted apps during downtime. Also, you can choose to allow specific phone calls. Whether you’re trying to disable Snapchat or other mobile applications, this method is the best fit. 

1. Again go to Screen Time.

2. On the right, click ‘Downtime’. 

3. Toggle on the Downtime button.

4. Customize time and days to apply the downtime effect. 

Customize downtown

Note: Downtown will apply to all devices signed to your iCloud account. 

You can choose the apps you want at all times in the Allowed Apps option. Just choose an app by tapping on a ‘+’ sign to allow it during downtime. 

allowed apps
No downtime effect

Disable Snapchat on android or iOS using a parental control app.

The other way around to put a brake on Snapchat is via any parental control application. You can use such apps to control your Childs’ phones. We’re using Famisafe to help you disable any application. 

  1. Install Famisafe.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Go to the Screen Time.
  4. Block an application. 
Screen time settings

How to unlock Snapchat in iOS.

Follow the steps above, and disable or remove the screen time and downtime you have applied to the apps. If you have blocked Snapchat using an app, go to the settings of that app, and remove it from the blacklist. 

Questions? You can ask in the comment down below. We’d be happy to help you out

How to completely remove or uninstall Snapchat from a phone.

To remove Snapchat from a smartphone, all you need to do is hold down the app ( home screen) and tap on a cross sign to ward it off completely. Another way you can try to remove the app is to go to the settings/app manager and select Snapchat from the list to remove.

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