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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Ctl, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Ctl

    Ctl Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to block access to browsers? I would like the user of a Samsung galaxy Pocket (version 4.0.4) to be able to access one browser only.

    Reason for my enquiry:
    This browser has a blacklist filter which block websites, but indeed you can easily bypass it by installing a new browser. Blocking Play store is not an option since you would be able to install new browsers in other ways.

    My past attempts:
    I have searched for a long time but could not find anything that worked. For example, some browsers such as K9 Web Protection Browser is not compatible with this device. I have also searched for alternative ways of blocking websites though a blacklist but all of those solutions require rooting the device, which I do not have enough technical confidence to do.

  2. ThatOneRearEnd

    ThatOneRearEnd Well-Known Member

    Disable or uninstall them?
  3. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    You can install an app that allows you to password protect apps of your choosing. There's quite a few out there, you just have to search on the Play Store for them.

    Here's some... be sure to read the reviews and full descriptions before trying any of them.
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Smart Applock is good. You can protect it from bein uninstalled and lock the Settings app to prevent it being disabled or a factory reset :thumbup:
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  5. Ctl

    Ctl Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I have considered those options of locking apps. Unfortunately, there are so many browser apps out there that it would be practically impossible to block all of them using an app locker.
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah you would have to lock play too. And if settings are locked and "unknown sources" is disabled, they wont be able to sideload an app :thumbup:

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