Bypassing Apple's 49-app limit by blocking entire app categories

Hi! I’m aware that there used to be an Apple-imposed limitation which meant that only 49 apps could be blocked at the same time, and I was just wondering whether things have changed. The reason I’m asking is because prior to using Opal, I tried another screentime app, which also utilised Apple’s screentime API. There was also a limit (of 49 apps) to the number of apps that could be selected individually, but by simply selecting the entire category of apps (e.g. “social”), all the apps in that category would be blocked, even if the number of apps within that category exceeded the limit of 49 apps. If an entire app category was selected, then the apps within that category wouldn’t count towards the limit. I was able to select as many categories as I wanted, and 49 individual apps on top of that.

It’d be amazing if you guys could look into this - I’d love to be able to select 49 individual apps, along with additional app categories, at the same time. This can be done, even with Apple’s limitations, as evidenced by the app (linked above), and I’d be stoked if this feature could be brought to Opal as well!

Thanks so much for reading this, and for giving it your consideration :slight_smile: Have a lovely rest of your day!

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Hi! I was wondering whether there’s been any update on this? Thanks so much!!