Put down that phone
Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones.
With their new tools for managing screen time, you can see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime, for instance.
Apple's tools also let you control how long your kids spend on devices. They are part of the free iOS 12 software update for mobile devices.
The “Downtime” feature lets you block most apps during certain hours. You can set time limits for specific apps or websites, or categories of apps, such as games. When an app is out of time, its icon will darken, and notifications won't come through.
You can exempt useful apps, such as e-books. Kids can ask for more time with a few taps. On your own device, the controls require selfdiscipline, unless someone else sets a special passcode for you and keeps it secret.
Google has a similar feature called Digital Wellbeing, but it's more suited for adults. There's currently no passcode option. The feature is being tested on Google's Pixel-branded Android phones.