On numerous devices, you can establish time constraints for applications, limit specific websites, and track the amount of time spent on screens.
PHOENIX — Do you have knowledge of the time you use on your phone?
Most devices keep track of the total duration spent on them, down to the time utilized on specific applications, and the frequency of phone unlocks per day. Some phones even allow you to compare your daily and weekly mean time on your phone.
Using this information, users can set restrictions for specific applications and websites, restrict content, and establish schedules for phone usage.
How can you obtain all of this information? 12News simplifies how to locate, comprehend, and utilize data from your phone's screen time reports.
Screen time for iPhones
To identify the total duration you or your adolescent spends on their iPhone, go to settings and select the screen time tab.
In the screen time tab, you will encounter several different alternatives:
Daily mean time consumed on your phoneLimit usage alternatives, including downtime, application limitations, always allowed, and screen distanceCommunication possibilities, including communication constraints and communication safetyRestrictions, including content and privacy restrictionsOption to lock screen time configurationsOption to distribute screen time configurations across devicesOption to establish screen time for familyOption to deactivate application & website activity
The screen time summary is broken down into several key parts: mean usage, the time of day you use your phone, total screen time, and the apps you frequently use. The screen time configurations even allow you to compare your daily consumption weekly.
When you select a precise application, the data further specifies the mean duration you consume on the app daily, the quantity of notifications you receive from the app, and the time spent on the app today.
You can also establish timers for specific applications or websites, and can also control timers on your teen's phone. Focus settings are also available, allowing users to disable notifications from specific applications or solely receive phone calls from specific individuals. To access focus modes, visit settings and then the focus tab.
Screen time for Android devices
Screen time for Android devices is accessible under "Digital Wellbeing." To establish your Digital Wellbeing, launch settings and click "Digital Wellbeing & parental controls." Then click "More" and "Manage your data."
Digital wellbeing allows you to visualize the amount you have utilized your phone throughout the day, the applications you use most, the quantity of times you've unlocked your device, and the quantity of notifications you've received each day.
On Android devices, you can also establish an application timer. The application timers reset at midnight and can be overridden if necessary.