How to Set a Daily Time Limit for an App on Your Phone

Written by Nik D

Spend too much time on social media? Want to make a change?

Well you can!

Here is how to set usage limits on your phone so you are not tempted to enter the apps that you don’t want to spend hours on:

How to limit app usage using Screen Time on iOS 12

  1. Go to Settings > Screen Time.
  2. Tap App Limits.
  3. Tap Add Limit.
  4. To limit an entire category of apps just scroll down and tap the circle next to each category. A tick mark will appear here to indicate that you have selected a category.
  5. You can set a daily limit by selecting hours and minutes. You can also tap Customise Days to set a limit on a per-day basis. This helps if you want to relax app usage limits over the weekend or on days when you have more free time.
  6. If you want to limit individual apps, go to Settings > Screen Time. Now tap the big time indicator right at the top, below the words SCREEN TIME.
  7. Scroll down, and tap Add Limit.

How to limit app usage on Google Pixel

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart.
  4. Next to the app you want to limit, tap Set timer App timer.
  5. Choose how much time you can spend in that app. Then, tap Set.

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