We have an additional way to block apps immediately, however, it requires a bit of additional setup (2 minutes). Once you set it up, you don’t need to touch it again and it will redirect app opens to Opal.

Alone, this is an added redundancy to our screen-time blocking that removes apps from the home-screen in the first place. But shortcuts can be extra powerful when paired with “Automations”. See the article below for some inspiration.


Here is how to do it:

Here are a few cool use-cases to use iOS Shortcuts + Opal

5+ Ways to Use Opal with Shortcuts