Moment – Screen Time Tracker

Moment – Screen Time Tracker

By Kevin Holesh

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2014-06-27
  • Current Version: 3.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 92.48 MB
  • Developer: Kevin Holesh
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5,791 Ratings


Track how much you and your family use your phone and tablet each day, automatically • See what apps you use the most too! Moment is the first and only app on the App Store to do this. • Set daily limits on yourself and find a balance for the screens in your life. Moment Family • Monitor all of your family member’s screen time too. - Look at your entire family’s day from the comfort of your own device. • Start screen-free family dinner time, which means for the next 60 minutes, every time a person in your family picks up their phone or tablet, an annoying alert will go off and everyone will hear it. How embarrassing! - You can decide how long each family dinner time will last. - Everyone in your family can start family dinner time, including your children. - Schedule it for the same time every day. • Change a family member’s daily limit and force them to put down their phone when they’re over that limit. The Highlights • Tracks how much you use your phone or tablet automatically. • Keeps track of what apps you use the most almost automatically (iPhone only). • Trains you with the Coach to use your phone less, if that’s your goal. • Logs how many times you pick up your phone each day. • Force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit, and force your family members to do the same. • Break down each day to see when you’re on your device and what apps you’re using. • Tracks where you go each day, and have it plotted on a map. • Invisible app. Once you set it up and as long as the app is running in the background, you never have to open it again. • Choose from 6 relaxing reminder sounds and 6 intense sounds for your daily limit reminders. Apple Watch • Quickly see how long you and your family have used your phone today. - You’ll see a colorful icon for each one of your family members on your glance. Green means well under their daily limit, yellow means getting close, and red screams they went overboard. • No, the app doesn’t track how long you spend looking at your watch. Warning to parents: Moment is not strictly about parental control. Using Moment Family as a parent gives you certain powers, but your children have power too. • If your daughter notices you on your phone while you’re supposed to be watching a family movie together, she can start family dinner time for the entire family until the movie is over. That means no one can pick up their phone, and you as the parent can’t turn that family dinner time off. • Your entire family can see everyone else’s screen time for the day from the family scoreboard. You can see if your son is over his limit for the day, and he can see if you are over yours! Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Moment has been designed to use GPS sparingly.



  • Inflates numbers. Really?

    By Jonathan Y Chan
    I read the other review about the app inflating screen time but believed the developer’s response—why would anyone do something so obvious? Just in case I tried to calibrate on the first day by marking down times by hand and by comparing these with the times recorded by the app. While my own recordings concurred with the time intervals recorded by the app, the total time presented by Moment was literally 50% bigger than the sum of the time intervals. Huh? So either (a) the developer failed to implement something as simple as addition, (b) the UI is so horrendously bad that the time intervals aren’t actually what it’s adding up, or (c) the developer is trying to inflate screen time to sell Moment Premium. Note the slick copy—it says people who purchase premium save x% more time, but doesn’t present how much time people who don’t buy premium but use moment save. Classic used car sales tactic. Honestly really disappointed. I wouldn’t be spending the time to write a review if I thought it was just a bad app—I think the developer is actually malicious or dangerously bad at programming, incredible as that is. Stay far away.
  • Takes your money and gives zero service

    By MangoTreeMama
    Wish I’d seen this little nugget of info buried on his website before I paid for the upgrade that never moves beyond an error screen: “Technical support is not available and I will not be able to respond to your email,” Wonder if Apple can get my money back?
  • I love the idea

    By EB Review
    So I love the premiss of tracking the time using my device, but it just does not work. The interface is fine, no issues there. The three problems are: 1/ I found my battery life greatly reduced. 2/ I was forced to respond to what felt like excessive alerts. 3/ The program “clock” does not match the time I was on my phone. It was WAY off, I am talking about up to several hours off in a day. Again, I really want the program to work and if it gets updated I will try it again.
  • Good concept, limited by iOS

    By diyphysics
    I admire the goal of this app, and likely those who dedicate themselves to its intended use gain benefit. However, proper integration of the app requires too many modifications to how I use my device. Simply put, this app cannot know what app you’re currently looking at. It just logs screen time. This might seem useful, but I found it too coarse to be valuable. For example, I often use my device to navigate when driving- This screen time is logged just as if I were using Twitter or Safari. The work-around provided by taking screenshots of one’s app power usage is clever but onerous. After seeing these numbers, I’m skeptical that iOS is accurately representing the screen time for each app, just as other reviewers have noted. Ultimately, I recommend this app to those who are serious about reducing screen time and willing to seriously modify their current habits away from typical iOS usage.
  • Awesome!!

    By Levantisimo
    I've had this app for over a year and it is a real eye opener for how much you're on your phone. It has decreased my average amount I'm on my phone per day from about an hour and a half to less than 30 min! I had the lite version for about 9 months and then I bought the upgrade so I could change my daily limit. Highly recommend! Every once in a while it has hiccups but over all a very worthwhile app.
  • Great idea but....

    By Krista Joffe
    I love this idea, but I have apps that I passively use - a lot! One app I use every night is Sleep Cycle. I don’t see that as a app I can exclude, so every morning, I wake up and I’m already over my limit 😬 I’m going to have to delete Moment from my phone 😕
  • 35 hours in a day

    By Bobby9990€
    I had just started using the app which I enjoyed until it told me that I had spent 35 hours in one day on my phone. Even if I had used my phone a lot, there are only 24 hours in a day so this there is obviously some bug there and then there is no way to go back and delete a day so my averages were completely skewed from that one severely flawed day.
  • Manual snapshots result in inconsistent data

    By RubyRubyRed
    Having to remember to take a snapshot of battery usage daily and then constantly clean those photos out of my collection means that the collected data is inconsistent. I gave up on that aspect of tracking. I sometimes use the app to determine when I was off my phone to go to sleep or something but the tracking is inconsistent as well and not always correct.
  • Eye opening

    By Lindze
    This app was recommended on another app, Calm, for tracking how much you’re on your phone. I’ve felt I’m addicted to screen time for a while, but having Moment track my was even worse than I thought! Can’t wait to start boot camp.
  • My location has nothing to do with my screen time

    By TheologyStudent
    I think the concept of this app is brilliant. And extremely helpful. But I don’t understand why it needs constant access to my location. What does my location have to do with the apps I use?? Literally the only app I have that turned on for is Maps. I get a notification every ten minutes that Moment has stopped tracking my phone usage because it does not have access to my location. So without that, I can’t use the app at all. Which to me, is pretty pointless. I would love to give this app another try. At least explain why location is so important (maybe there is something I don’t understand). Though I would prefer is the location was fixed so it wasn’t a requirement to effectively use the app.