Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pricing structure?

Iris is free for the first 14 days, after which it is $4.99 a month or $49.99 upfront for the year.

How do I block porn on my mobile?

Iris is compatible with Android devices running at least Android OS 5.0. If your device meets the specifications, you can sign up for an account at Once you’ve done that, you will receive a link to confirm your account to the email address you’ve provided. When you’ve confirmed your account, you can go to the Google Play Store on your device to download the Iris application. After you’ve signed in, it will begin blocking your screen when it detects pornography and unblocking it when the pornography has passed.

Can I send my spouse/partner nudes?

Unfortunately, Iris will block nudity through any application. It has no way of separating commercial pornography from intimate photography, so any naked photograph will be blocked.

How do I get started?

To sign up for Iris, visit and choose “Get Started”. Once you’ve signed up, you will receive a link to confirm your account. After your account has been confirmed, you can download the software to your compatible devices.

Is this an application?

Yes, Iris is an application on the Android OS and a piece of software on the Windows OS.

Will the person know this is on their device?

Yes. One of Iris’s goals is to redirect a person’s thinking when they are trying to view porn, so our block screen is obvious, soothing, and can redirect the user to a pre-approved website.

How much is Iris after the free trial?

Iris is $4.99 a month or $49.99 upfront for the year after the initial free trial.

How long is the free trial?

The free trial is 14 days.

Why do I have to pay for this?

Iris is a product, and like any product, there are costs associated with maintaining it. We have to pay for developers, designers, data scientists, managers, and people to answer these FAQs. Therefore, we are not able to offer the subscription for free.

Does this work on iPhones?

Iris does not work on iPhones. We will hopefully be able to offer an iOS solution in the future, however, current iOS regulations are what is preventing us from working, so those would have to change first.

Does this work on Macs?

No, but hopefully we will soon! Unlike iOS, the issue is not with the Operating System regulations.

Does it block Google Searches?

Yes and no. Iris does not block actual searches (you can search for whatever you want), but if your search brings up pornographic imagery, it will block the screen.

Does it work on _____ browser?

Iris is not dependent on any kind of URL information, so it should work on any browser.

Does this block erotic fiction?

Unfortunately, no. (Unless the fiction has sexually explicit imagery.)

Does signing up protect all of my devices?

Yes and no. You can protect all of your compatible devices with a subscription to Iris, but you have to install the application on every device you want protected.

Can Iris detect animated pornography?

Yes and no. We’re better at detecting some animated porn than others.

Is there a discount available?

Unfortunately, no. We’re not able to offer discounts, however, our subscription fees are significantly lower than many other options on the market.

Does Iris send reports to anyone/ allow for an accountability partner?

No. Iris is not an accountability service.

Will this affect my ability to see non-porn sites?

If there is pornography on a non-porn site (for instance, a clean movie with a sex scene), Iris will block the entire screen until the pornography is gone. Otherwise, no, it will not affect your ability to see non-porn sites.

Will this slow down my device?

It shouldn’t, but your device specifications will affect this.

Can this app be easily deleted?

There is a ‘cool down period’ of 8 hours for uninstalling Iris on both the Windows and Android versions. This is meant to let the person uninstalling have some time before they actually can go through with it in case they don’t really want it uninstalled.

What is Iris?

Iris is smart pornography blocker designed for Android OS 5.0 and above and 64-Bit Windows OS 7 and above.

Do you have any reviews I can read?

We don’t currently have much in the way of reviews, but our site does feature some member feedback. If you’d like to review the product, please do so! We can receive feedback through our website or the application, or you can send a direct email.

How long has Iris been around?

Iris has been commercially available for about 23 months.

I don’t have a credit card; can I still use Iris?

Currently, we are only able to accept valid credit and debit cards. They must be bank-issued (not a Visa/Mastercard/etc gift card) to work.

I don’t have an email address; can I still use Iris?

A valid email address is an important part of the sign-up process, so without one, you cannot use Iris.

If I don’t like Iris, how do I cancel?

Canceling Iris is easy, but there is only one way to do it: you must sign in to your account at, click on the “My Billing” tab, and choose “Cancel My Account”.

If I don’t do anything at the end of my free trial, will it charge me?

Yes. You must cancel your account to avoid being charged the subscription fee and the end of the free trial.

Can I see what the user has been searching?

No. We do not save any browsing information.

Does Iris block dating sites?

No. Iris doesn’t block anything that’s not pornographic imagery.

What does CVC mean?

When signing up for Iris, it will ask for the CVC in the payment section. This means “Card Verification Code” and refers to the 3-4 digit number on the back of your credit/debit card.

Will Iris block a porn search?

No. Iris will allow you to search for anything but will block the screen if the search brings up pornographic imagery.

How do I change the settings to block more than porn?

There are no settings that allow you to change what Iris blocks. It will only block pornographic imagery.

How is Iris helpful?

Iris is helpful for those wishing to avoid Internet pornography.

If I uninstall Iris, will it still block porn?

No, Iris must be installed and signed in to block pornography.

If I sign up for the free trial but never use it, will it still charge me?

Yes. We have no way of knowing if you’re using the software, therefore, the only way to avoid being charged is to cancel the account.

Do I have to be in the USA to use Iris?

Nope😊. Iris should work anywhere after it is downloaded, installed, and signed in to.

Why do I have to enter my credit card details for a free trial?

We require members to provide their credit card information at sign up to streamline the process. This way, if someone loves Iris, they don’t have to accidentally view porn to know the software has stopped working due to nonpayment. We send an email letting users know when their trial is coming to an end so that they can cancel prior to being charged if that is their intention.

Is the chat feature on the website a bot?

No. When you send feedback from the app or through the chat bubble in the lower right-hand corner of the website, it goes to the Iris team in the form of an email. You will receive an answer from an actual person.

Does this block anything related to porn?

No. Iris only blocks pornographic imagery.

Is Iris fool proof?

Absolutely not. Nothing is foolproof, and we’d never claim otherwise.

Will Iris block non-nudity fetishes?

Unfortunately, we’re only able to block nudity.

Why does it take so long for Iris to respond to my chat?

If you send us a message outside of normal business hours (8AM-5PM EST Monday-Friday), it will take until we return to business to answer, plus the time it takes to answer the rest of the questions we received. Generally, the turn around time during business hours is not more than 30 minutes, but depending on when you send the feedback after hours, it may take a couple of days. A question sent on Friday evening after 5, for instance, may not be answered until Monday morning. Know that we are committed to our members and to providing great service, and we will answer as soon as we are able. If you ask a particularly hard question that we don’t have an immediate answer to, you will be made aware that we have seen your feedback and are looking for an answer.

How do I pay for Iris?

When you sign up, you will be asked for credit/debit card info. Currently, this is the only form of payment we are able to accept.

Do I remain anonymous?


Does Iris collect any information from my screen?

No, we do not collect any information from your screen.

Last Updated: November 13th, 2018