With iOS 16, Apple has added a neat new feature called “Focus Filters”: allowing you to customize app-behavior depending on your current context, for example:
- automatically filtering out private emails and messages while at work
- or the other way around when you’re with family or friends
Block Apps altogether during Focus
On top of configuring internal app-behaviors during a Focus, you might want to block an app altogether during a Focus: that’s possible with one sec!
one sec intercepts app openings of configured apps and won’t let you use the app – if the Focus Filter is set up to block that app during that Focus.
To set it up, open iOS Settings → Focus → Select a focus you’d like to add special one sec behavior for → scroll down and add the one sec Focus Filter.
Within the Focus Filter, you can select apps to completely block, add an extra long intervention for, or to allow during this Focus.
No Focus → No Intervention?
If you’d like to set up one sec to not intervene you in case no Focus is selected, you can do so by adding an additional condition to the automation.
This one fetches the current Focus and does
nothing in case no Focus is active.
Otherwise, the normal one sec intervention action is executed.