WithApple is doing its best to curb the smartphone dependency and give users more tools to quantify how much time our iOS devices need.
Not only will your iOS device tell you how much time you spend (or waste) on your phone or tablet, but it also gives you tools to help you stay connected , can tame.
Screenshots and the keynote show that Screen Time provides a deep insight into how much a person uses their iOS devices.
For example, not only does it show how much time is spent on the device overall, but it breaks up into specific app and app categories. Gaming, entertainment and social networking are just a few examples.
Screen Time continues to track how often you pick up your phone, which apps you've used most, and how many notifications have been received based on a per-app basis.
If you derive all of this insight from screen time, users can set app category time limits or specific apps on a 24-hour basis. Once your time limit has expired, you will be excluded from the app until the next day.
Within the screen time, the settings page is an option called Downtime. Users can set a scheduled time when the device will essentially lock itself, restricting access to a handful of apps such as phone, messages, and FaceTime. Users can choose which apps are allowed during a downtime, or override the setting with a passcode if they need access to an app for whatever reason.
Turning on downtime, for example, at bedtime is a convenient way to force yourself to stop and retrieve Facebook, Twitter, or even business emails.
Protection of minors
Using a combination of Apple's Family Sharing feature and Screen Time, parents can gain more control over a child's iOS device (s). Weekly reports are sent to the parent he or she can use to control how much time a child spends in a particular app or category and generally on the device.
Parents can also plan for downtime remotely is active and essentially blocks a child from going to bed on all iOS devices.