How to Block YouTube on Mac: Four Great Methods Proven by Research


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“How do I block YouTube on Mac? I've been searching how to do it, but I'm pretty bad with computers so I don't really understand how to. How do I temporarily block YouTube channels for free; Or is there a way to block YouTube app on Mac? ” A question from a Mac user who needs urgent help.

YouTube has become the most popular video-sharing website in the world. It allows users to upload, view and share videos and uses WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Just because of this, lots of people indulge themselves on watching videos on YouTube, as well as many children and teenagers.This is not good. If you have no idea of how to get YouTube blocked on your Mac or MacBook, this guide will help you out.This article will introduce you how to block YouTube App, YouTube Website, YouTube Channels and YouTube Video Ads on Mac.


Part 1: How to Block YouTube App on Mac

Suppose you i have installed YouTube application on your Mac, how to block it ? Uninstall YouTube app directly? Certainly not. Cisdem AppCryptcan not block YouTube app and website on Mac easily. It allows you lock individual apps on OS X, only permits access by unauthorized users. Features followed you should get to know.

Step 1.Download and Launch AppCrypt on your Mac. It will request you to set a password. The password will be used to unlock YouTube, so you’d better set a strong but easy-to-remember password.Check the WARNING and click on “Submit” button.

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Step 2. Then a new window will pop up to reminder you four Apps were protected in default by AppCrypt. Please click “OK” button directly.


Step 3.Open Finder > Application. Select YouTube program, then drag-and-drop to the blank area of left lane. (Or click on “Add App” button to Add YouTube). Then the YouTube was blocked successfully. . When you want to open YouTube next time, AppCrypt will request you to input password. 

Any other Apps or Browsers can be handled as this way. If you want to relieve the protection, select the program and click on the “Remove App” button.

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About Preferences


Click the preferenceicon  button and choose Preferences. There are four features you should know

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1, If you check the Launch at system startup, AppCrypt will launch automatically while your Mac start up;

2, If you check the Capture photo with failed attempt, the appearance of the intruder can be captured by AppCrypt. That means you are able to track who have ever tried to intrude your encrypted apps.

3, If you check the Quit all protected apps when Mac goes to sleep, the running encrypted apps will intelligently log out while the Mac was in sleep states.

You can change the password here You can customize the specific time to lock the apps You can block or permit through the sites by adding to the blacklist and whitelist

Part 2: How to Block YouTube Website on Mac

This part will show you how to block YouTube on Mac by using Mac's Parental Controls. This feature allows administrator to add controls to other user account. You can use it to block apps and websites and set time limits. You can follow the guidance below.

Step 1. First, find the System Preferences icon on your desktop and double-click. Then select Parental Controls.


Step 2. Click the lock button lock icon at the lower left to unlock it, and enter your administrator name and password and click on “Unlock”.  Then select an account to turn on this feature. Or you can create a new user account as you like. After choosing an account, you should make sure “Enable parental controls” is checked, then click on the Open Parental Controls button.


Step 3. From the top tab option click on “Web” option. Click “Customize...” to allow or deny access to specific websites, you can add YouTube website to the “Never allow theses websites” list, and click “OK”. You can add whatever website you want to block to the list.


Step 4. If you have some important applications or apps that you don't want to be accessed, you can check “Limit Applications” to allow the user to open only the specified apps. After all these done, please remember to  lock the button unlockicon to prevent further changes.


I visited many forums and websites where people also ask for how to block Youtube on Safari, how to block websites on Safari Mac without parental controls. If you have the same questions, I believe this program is a great choice.

Related Article: How to Block Websites on Mac- 4 Impressive Methods Provided!

Part 3: How to Block Any YouTube Channel from Appearing

Step 1. Search for Internet browser extensions that block and unblock websites. You can enter keyword phrases such as Google chrome extensions to search it or directly go to chrome web store to search for extensions which allow you to block and unblock YouTube channels. Here will choose the first extension - Video Blocker as an example.

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Step 2. Click “+Add To Chrome” on the right side of the interface to add Video Blocker extension, and a small window will appear, click “Add” button to add the extension to your browser. After added the extension, you can go to “Extensions” of your chrome. And you can click add button to type in the name of the channel you want to block.

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Part 4: How to Block YouTube Video Ads

If you are going to watch a YouTube video, you have to wait ads to be played. Or sometimes, when you are watching a YouTube video, an ad pops up on the video screen. How vexing it is!Though there is way to block these YouTube video ads, just follow below steps to block them.

Step 1. Open up a YouTube video.

Step 2. Open the developer console in your browser using one of the following keystroke combinations:

Step 3. Type the following code into the developer console: “document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=oKckVSqvaGw; path=/;";window.location.reload(); ”and press “Enter”. Then exit the developer console. Any YouTube video ads will be blocked.

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Using Parental Controls allows you block the access to YouTube app and website, but you always have to change user account and type one after another website to the block list if you get many websites to block.

Using Video Blocker helps you prevent certain YouTube channels from being available, but you have to type in channel names.

Using the developer console allows you to block all YouTube video ads, but it can't block YouTube app nor the website.

Cisdem AppCrypt can help you block YouTube app and website on Mac without typing anything. It is the simplest and safest method as I tested.Hopefully this guide is helpful for you. Welcome to share your thoughts on this by leaving a comment below.

2018-06-21 05:48:11 / Posted byRosa Reyes to Utility Follow @ Rosa

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