How to Setup Screen Time on iPhone

Apple has tools to help you track your iPhone usage. Apple’s Screen Time settings include a bunch of handy things to help you foster healthy phone habits. That includes setting limits for how much you can use apps and checking up on your screen time.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 1, 2021

Apple has tools to help you track your iPhone usage. Apple’s Screen Time settings include a bunch of handy things to help you foster healthy phone habits. That includes setting limits for how much you can use apps and checking up on your screen time. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone

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First, launch the Settings app from the Home screen. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings app

Next, scroll down to Screen Time. See the below image:

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Selecting Screen Time option

Now, you will need to turn on Screen Time. Tap Turn On Screen Time to proceed. See the following image:

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Enabling Screen Time

Next, a pop-up will appear with information about what you can do with Screen Time. Tap the Continue button at the bottom of the screen. Refer to the below image:

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Verbiage about Screen Time

Now, you can choose whether this is your iPhone or your child’s iPhone. For this post, , we are focusing on checking your own Screen Time. See the below image:

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Selecting which phone for Screen Time

Next, Screen Time usage is only recorded after you opt-in to the feature. You will not be able to retroactively view past screen time data. However, once you use your phone for a while, you will see data in the chart. Tap See All Activity for a deeper breakdown. See the following image:

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Your Screen Time stats

Now, you will see the apps that are taking up that Screen Time. Refer to the below image:

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Your Screen Time Most Used apps

To turn off Screen Time, navigate to:

Settings > Screen Time

and scroll down to the bottom. Here, tap on the Turn Off Screen Time option. Note! all your Screen Time stats will be reset.

This is a quick and easy way to get a glimpse at how you are using your phone. These numbers can be surprising to some people.

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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