Locked Mode makes Focus super strong at keeping you on task. Once you start a Focus session with Locked Mode on, you can't turn it off. You have to finish the session.
Be careful, even if you restart your computer or try to close the app, Focus won't let you. The idea is to help you stick to your plan and get your work done.
To make sure a session keeps going, click the Lock icon at the bottom left of the Focus window.
When a Locked session is running, it can't be stopped, even if you close Focus or restart your Mac.
You can also lock schedules. Click the Focus gear symbol, then choose Schedules. Click the Lock icon for the schedule you want to enforce.
To turn off Locked Mode, uncheck the Lock icon when Focus isn't running.
If you get stuck in Locked Mode, just send an email to [email protected], and we'll help you out.
If you have Break Mode on, you can still take short breaks. Locked Mode will let you take only the breaks you planned before starting.
Start with a few breaks and then challenge yourself more as you go along. The idea is to build a work routine you'll stick with.
When Locked Mode is on, you can't change settings.
But if a distracting website pulls you away, you can quickly block it.
Drag the website's link and drop it onto the Focus icon at the top of your screen to block new websites quickly.
You can also quickly block apps this way, so you can stop new distractions even when Focus is locked.
Another way to lock down Focus is with Password Mode. Here, you can lock your Focus settings with a password. This is great for parents who want to control their kids' computer time, or for anyone who needs a little extra push to stay on track.
Now you know how to stay on track with Locked Mode, find out how to use different Focus sessions to suit your needs.