Manage gadget habits
Discover how Screen Time can help keep device usage in check
Sometimes you need your devices not to distract you, so you can focus on the task at hand. Do Not Disturb can help with that, but that’s only one way in which your iOS devices can help you balance your life.
Screen Time in iOS 12 enables you to monitor your device usage. It also provides ways to manage your access to apps and websites, such as by imposing a daily time limit. First, you’ll need to switch it on in Settings > Screen Time. Do this on each iOS 12 device that’s connected to your iCloud account, so you get a more complete picture of your gadget use. (macOS doesn’t offer Screen Time at present).
Use your devices as normal, then check in with that page after a week. The statistics that have been recorded may give you cause to take action over your iPhone or iPad usage. This is just the start of what Screen Time offers. Empowered by that data, you can use its other features to ensure sensible gadget use — and we’re going to show you how to do that right here.