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Unpluq FAQ

This is a collection of frequently asked questions about Unpluq. Got a question in your mind? We’re here to answer! If you don’t see your question here in Unpluq FAQ, simply fill out the form below.

Is the Unpluq app free?

You can always use the Unpluq app for free. There are options to get more functionality through Unpluq Premium.

Does it work on iPhones?
We are currently building the iOS version of Unpluq and aim to have it released in Q3 2022. 
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What is Unpluq Premium?

Unpluq Premium is the full version of Unpluq. It’s available as a subscription for €3,99/month or €39,99/year. With Unpluq Premium, you get extra functionality like an unlimited amount of distracting apps, the ability to create schedules, whitelisting contacts, get access to all the distraction barriers (including the Unpluq Tag) and more. You can check the app for more information on it as well.

What is a distraction barrier?

A distraction barrier is one of the barriers we developed, like shaking your phone for 5 seconds, tapping 7 buttons, scanning a QR code, and much more. More barriers are being added all the time, so you can personalize Unpluq to your liking.

Why do you have a subscription model?

We don’t sell your data and we want to keep it that way. This is how other tech companies often make money, but we don’t. Building an app costs a lot of time and money so selling a subscription is needed to keep on making the best screen time saver app in the universe.

What is the Unpluq Tag?
The Unpluq Tag is a wireless NFC Tag that works together with the Unpluq app. To start, you create a schedule of when you want to block access to your apps. In those scheduled times your distracting apps are blocked, but are still accessible when you tap the Unpluq Tag to the NFC reader of your phone. This helps you to consciously decide whether to use the app at that moment – we call it a distraction barrier.

Why do I need a physical tag when I can just use software to block apps as well?
We’ve personally tried a lot of the software solutions out there and found that they don’t help you to change your habits in a lasting way. We created the Unpluq Key, our first product, which showed us the power of our physical barrier, since it saved users an average of 69 minutes of screen time every day. Responses were overwhelmingly positive, and research with a university from the Netherlands confirmed that the physical barrier works a lot better than software-only.
Do I need Unpluq Premium to use the Unpluq Tag
Yes, the Unpluq Tag only works with Unpluq Premium. We choose this model because developing software takes a lot of time and effort. With the Unpluq Premium subscription, we can continue to create updates for the Unpluq app and provide you with the best possible experience in the Unpluq app. There are lifetime subscriptions available if you’re not a fan of a subscription.
Which devices support the Unpluq Tag
Unpluq will work on all Android devices with NFC. Soon we will also release the iPhone version of Unpluq. Check a list of phones with NFC in here.
How will Unpluq block app on iPhone?
We will be blocking internet access for distracting apps through a local VPN, to block your distracting apps within your schedules. Additionally, we aim to integrate another way of blocking apps, by making use of Apple’s Shortcuts app, but this is still being investigated.
Do you store my data? What is your privacy policy?

We are not storing any of your data to sell – you are not the product. At Unpluq, we design products that deliver benefits to the customer with privacy in mind. We want to be different from the big tech companies, where you are the product. Read our privacy policy here. If you agreed to help improve Unpluq, we are storing usage data. For example, we can use this data in the future to give you and others recommendations on which apps to put into your distracting apps.

 

What was the Unpluq key?
The Unpluq Key was our first product, which worked similar to the Tag. It’s a physical USB-C dongle that you plug in the charging port of your phone to access distracting apps. However, iPhones don’t have a USB-C port for charging but a lightning port, which is the main reason we switched to the Unpluq Tag. Check out our old Indiegogo by going to our account page.

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