iPhone has a hidden feature that shows you the time you spend using your smartphone. The Screen Time feature shows your device usage and allows you to limit the time you spent using several apps such as Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and more.
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According to CNBC‘s latest report, this iPhone feature allows you to block some apps from opening after a certain period. Screen Time could be useful during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic since most people spend their time watching TVs and looking at their smartphones’ screens that could result in phone addiction.
To help you further, here’s how you can use your iPhone’s Screen Time feature:
Using Screen Time feature
If you want to see the time you spend using your iPhone, the first thing you need to do is open your Screen Time feature. Doing this will allow it to start tracking how often you use your device and what you are using it for. Here are other steps you should know;
- Open Settings on your iPhone
- Scroll down and choose Screen Time
- Tap “Turn On Screen Time”
- Enter in a 4-digit passcode
- Tap “Continue”
- Confirm this is your iPhone
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Aside from this, iPhone’s Screen Time can also limit how long you use certain applications. To do this, all you need to do is follow these steps:
- Open Settings on your iPhone
- Choose Screen Time
- Choose App Limits
- Tap “Add Limit”
- Deselect the option for “All Apps & Categories” since we want to limit just one app in this example
- Select the Social category drop-down
- Choose Instagram, or select multiple apps to include several at once
- Tap “Next” on the top of the screen
- Set a time limit, say one hour per day
- Make sure the toggle for “Block at End of Limit” is turned to “On”
- Tap “Add” on the top of the screen
Who is more vulnerable to smartphone addiction?
Press Connects reported that women are more vulnerable than men to smartphone addiction. This info was released by a study released by Binghamton University’s School of Management back in 2017.
“That wasn’t something I was looking for – it kind of came out of the data,” said Isaac Vaghefi, the assistant professor of the study. If you want to know more info, all you need to do is click here.
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