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How to create an App Group

You can now choose apps and websites to block with Opal using our App Group feature, which will create a preset list of apps that Opal can blocklist or whitelist during a Session. To set up a new App Group, take the following steps:

  • Open the Opal app
  • Navigate to "Settings" (accessible from the top right corner of your "Profile" tab)
  • Tap "App Groups"
  • Tap "+Add"
  • Select Blocklist or Whitelist
  • TapΒ "Choose Apps"
  • Select the apps and websites you want to include in this App Group
  • Tap "Save"
  • Rename the App Group by clicking the adjacent pen icon
  • Toggle on or off "Adult Blocking" based on your preference

If you're having any troubles finding a specific app or website in your AppΒ Group, please head here. If your app is crashing when you tap the Other category, please head here. Once your App Group is created, you can select it for blocking in a Session using the instructions here. If you're having any troubles with your blocking, please head here.

What Apps/Websites are included in the list?

When you select apps and websites to add to an App Group, you will see the App Picker screen above, where you can select from a pre-made list of apps and websites. This list is generated by Apple's Screen Time, and Opal does not have control over what is included. However, all apps on your phone and websites you use frequently on the native Safari web app should be included. Please note that websites you browse frequently via third party apps (such as Chrome) will not be listed. If you cannot find specific apps or websites in the Apple generated list, we instead recommend that you use our Whitelist feature.Β 

How many Apps/Websites can I add to an App Group?

You can add up to 49 apps and websites to an App Group. There is a counter that will let you know how many more you can add to a specific group.

That's it! If you're having any troubles with your AppΒ Group, please follow the troubleshooting steps here.

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