Screen time on iOS

With the recent release of iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads, a barrage of new features has hit devices which have been updated. One of the biggest new features is Screen Time. The new feature allows you to set time limits on application or categories of application on a daily or weekly basis. The application will also report on the amount of time you spend on each application.

Turning on Screen Time

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Screen Time.
  2. Tap Turn On Screen Time.
  3. Tap Continue.
  4. Select This is My [device] or This is My Child’s [device].

You can now get a report about how you use your device, apps, and websites, any time you want.

If it’s your child’s device, you can set up Screen Time and create settings right on their device or you can use Family Sharing to configure your child’s device from your own iPhone or iPad. After you set up your child’s device, you can also use Family Sharing to view reports and adjust settings any time, right from your own device.

With Screen Time you can also create a dedicated passcode to secure settings, so only you can extend time or make changes.