It is normal for the phone to become a tool for daily use for work, study or entertainment, so each manufacturer offers alternatives to verify the time of general use and that of each application, as well as giving options to set limits.
For this, it will not be necessary to download an additional application, but rather there is a native function that allows you to verify this information on a daily basis, at least on mobiles that have Android 9 on and on iphone from iOS 12.
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For cell phones with the operating system Google the tool is called digital wellbeing, which will be found in Settings. There will be several functions such as Parental Control, Rest Mode, Distraction-Free Mode, among others.
In this case, the one that interests us is the time of use, which will be the first thing that appears with a circular graph that shows in the center the number of minutes that the cell phone has been active that day and around it the applications that have been opened. . Below the circle will appear the times the phone has been unlocked and the notifications that have been received.
By clicking on the center of the circle, in the number of minutes, another window opens with much more detailed information, showing the exact minutes in which a platform has been used and above a bar graph with the comparison of activity of the last week.
There are other options on this tab, such as viewing the stats for the previous days, setting timers for the app, which stops it permanently when it meets the daily time limit, and changing the graph based on the number of notifications or number of times. that each app was opened.
Clicking on each application will open an additional window with detailed information on that platform, its usage time in the last week, timing options and more recent data. In the case of browsers, the tool lets you see which websites were visited and the viewing time of each one.
Some brands deliver a summary to the user every week, comparing it with their activity in the previous week so that they make healthy use of their device.
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for operating system iOS You must go to Settings> Time of use and click on See all activity below the graph. Information on the number of minutes of activity and the option to set time limits for each app will appear there.
The graph shown provides data from the last week with general and specific statistics, such as the reduction or increase in time compared to the previous days and the division according to the type of platform such as social networks, finance and others.
A differential function is that, if the user has the ‘Share between devices’ option activated, information about the other phones or iPad will appear. Something that is key for parental control issues.
Other options of this tool are to set usage time limits for each application, communication limits for applications of this type, and block inappropriate content in purchases and downloads.