6 of the Best Android Apps to Help You Beat Porn Addiction

Porn used to be something of a secretive activity – burned CDs saying “Work” or “Data” being exchanged in college halls, magazines teasing you from the top shelves of convenience stores, a mysterious cardboard box in your dad’s basement workshop, perhaps? But with the rise of the Internet, it’s safe to say that the secret’s out. Porn is ubiquitous, and for some it may even slip into addiction.

Your reasons for watching it are your own, as are your reasons for wanting to stop. But if you have decided on the latter, here are six Android apps that will help break your porn addiction.

1. Victory

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Possibly the most strategically-oriented app of the lot, Victory helps you identify patterns in your behavior when you get the urge to watch porn. It tracks your progress through a calendar, and if you “suffer a setback,” as they so coyly put it, you enter some information about what kind of feelings prompted you to do it.

Victory checks in with you throughout the day, inspires you with motivational quotes, and keeps track of every day you go without succumbing. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can also set up the so-called “Bat Signal” which gets sent out to your designated accountability partners when you feel the urge, urging them to pray for you.

You don’t need to buy into the religious stuff, though. Whether you’re a believer or not, this is a great package to help keep your hands off.

2. Covenant Eyes

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Covenant Eyes is an incredibly powerful app that has taken a bold step in the battle against pornography. When it comes to accountability, the app has its tricks and does its job well. This app monitors what you’re doing online and sends a detailed report to a responsible partner/friend who holds you accountable for everything you do on the Internet. The report contains a list of all the sites you visited along with the ratings, which is based on the content.

The app also has a filter feature that lets you block certain websites that display adult content. This comes in handy when you want an Internet accountability software for employees since it automatically blocks porn. If you have children, the software can help you monitor what they are viewing online so you can block the bad stuff and keep them from early exposure to explicit content. Covenant Eyes is available for Android, iOS, Windows, and MacOS.

3. StopFap 2

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StopFap 2 is another great app that can help you quit pornography addiction. The app is unique in a way but is designed to help you overcome the temptations to watch porn. It has an emergency button that you should press whenever you feel the urge to watch porn. When you press the emergency button, it displays a random fact about pornography that should steer you into staying in control.

StopFap 2 comes with a timer that shows the last time you watched porn or stopped fapping. The more you keep away from bad sites, the higher the levels you get. It also has a community chat system where users can share experiences and motivate each other to quit pornography.

4. NF Companion – Beat Porn Addiction

The NF Companion app can help you a lot in your journey to recover from porn addiction. The app analyzes your progress with advanced relapse statistics and keeps track of your current streak and past relapses, as well as streaks of your accountability partners. And if you earn badges throughout your journey to recovery, it will keep track of them, too.

The NF Companion app is designed with the Emergency Urge helper tool that helps to keep those temptations away. By unlocking these tools, you get random motivation posts that keep you in control. The app also calculates the time wasted on porn, then displays the results so you can evaluate yourself and make the right choices.

5. X3Watch

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X3Watch is an accountability software that seeks to help you overcome porn addiction. Just like Covenant Eyes, X3Watch lets you choose a trusted friend, partner, or spouse who will be receiving your online activity report. Besides monitoring and sending your online reports to your accountability partner, the app can restrain access to adult websites. X3Watch is available for Android, iOS, and Windows.

6. Ever Accountable

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Just as the name implies, Ever Accountable helps the user overcome porn addiction by making them accountable to another person. However, unlike other apps that rely on the principle of accountability to help users beat porn addiction, Ever Accountable does not filter questionable web content. Instead, it flags the content, leaving the decision of what is appropriate to you and your accountability partner. This way it gives you the freedom to choose what is right rather than forcing you to behave in certain ways.

Wrapping Up

There you have them – the best apps to help you beat porn addiction. Though these apps might compel you to behave in certain ways towards pornographic content, it’s ultimately a matter of willpower, self-awareness and discipline. Good luck.

This article was first published in December 2017 and was updated in June 2018.

8 comments

  1. Why are you assuming that porn is an addiction? What about the addiction to Facebook and other social networks? What about the addiction to Candy Crush, Angry Birds and other games? In fact, what about smartphone addiction; the pathological need to be connected 24/7/365?! Those addiction waste as much, if not more, time than porn addiction. But I guess you consider them OK because they are not morally objectionable like porn.

    1. Porn has many more harsh consequences than social media, porn is harm to society as it undermines women as an object etc…

      1. While what you say is true,the dictionary definition of “addiction” is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma”. Have you ever heard of anybody going into DT’s or having withdrawal symptoms because they were cut off from porn?

        As far as undermining women, from its earliest days, one of the most respected and moral institutions in the owrld, the Holy Roman Catholic Church has declared and treated women as second class humans, their only purpose to procreate and serve man. BTW – for hundreds of years during the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church owned and operated and profitted from bordellos.

        1. Ok in your (humble) opinion the RCC Roman Cat. Church “owned and operated and profitted from bordellos” :
          – it has never ever been mentioned (afaik) by real historians even those who mentioned scandals and paedophilia inside (not RCC) the high society of the 18th century (like orphans raped and disappearing),
          but …
          – you may have sources or historians to quote that explained about that ?
          – and of course you my quote
          – all sources related to the accountancy of these RCC-operated bordellos, and to all the money laundering which comes with these lucrative activities ?
          this may be of highest interest to learn about.

          1. From its beginnings, the Holy Mother Church took its moniker seriously and tried to control all the aspects of life of its members like any Mother would. While the Church was officially against prostitution, fornication and other sex-related activities, unoffici9ally it subscribed to St. Thomas Aquinas belief that if prostitution was not allowed, society would be corrupted by sodomy and other vile practices. As long as the Church tolerated prostitution, those in charge figured it might as well control it and make some (a lot?) of money on the side in the name of God. In some cities the bishops set up nunneries in which the nuns spent part of the time on devotions and other godly duties and part of the time on servicing clients, sort of like “Temple virgins” of Greek and Roman times.

            If you wish to read more about the Church and its relationship with prostitution, do a Internet search on “medieval prostitution and the Church”.

      2. BTW, breeze:
        Pornography, just like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said about pornography “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [hard-core pornography]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it…”

        “Pornography” is a concept promulgated mostly by three religions – Islam, Judaism and Christianity. All others revere the human body. Incidentally, all three religions attempt to dictate all aspects of their members’ lives and have strong penalties for non-adherence to the tenets.

        1. You make some good points Dragonmouth, but, with respect, I think you’re missing the point. The point of this article isn’t for us to wallow in our misery at all the problems of the world, which we can very easily do – yes, you can be addicted to porn, and yes, you can be addicted to social media, games, the internet, and smartphones in general. But why limit it to technological addictions? What about drug and alcohol addiction? How about gambling, or shopping addictions? The fact is that this world is a mess, and us humans are full of problems.
          But I think the point of this article is to deal with just one of these problems. I think it was written to give some people the tools for them to start to work on just one of their problems. It not meant to be a bummer summary of the brokenness of this world, but rather a hopeful guide on how to put a little of it bit back together.

          And just a genuinely friendly tip, never use the church as a basis for morality. I’m a Christian, and I’d love to talk about why what is written in the bible IS the ABSOLUTE basis for what is right and wrong, but as soon as beliefs are brought up people tend to stop listening. The bible is the perfect basis of morality, but churches are made up of people, and people stuff up all the time, and sometimes those “stuff ups” are terrible, terrible things that have cost people so, so much. My point is that saying that a “holy” organization did something bad, so that bad thing must be ok, is not a good argument for what is right and wrong. However, I feel I may have missed your point in that regard – feel free to correct me.

          No disrespect intended, feel free to chat.

          1. “never use the church as a basis for morality”
            I use it as an example of hypocrisy by the shamans of various religions.

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