Description

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.

What's New

Version 3.4.2

Fixes a crash on iOS 11. Sorry about that!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Great Idea

Jojo12340

This app is a great idea and I would love if it worked. This first week or so I used the app, it would track my usage well, but then it started to lose my trust. The amount of time I spent on my phone started to grow a ton even though I felt like I was using my phone the same amount. I checked the usage (or whatever it’s called) tab in the app and the numbers the time it said I was using it throughout the day didn’t add up. For instance I would do the math based on what it said my pickups and usage time was and it would come out to more than an hour under what the overall total was. In my mind, I was like this makes sense they’re trying to sell a product that makes you decrease your phone usage, or at least makes you feel like you are decreasing your phone usage, so it makes sense to inflate the numbers to then just show the actual numbers once people buy the premium product or whatever it’s called. Now, I didn’t wanna just leave it at that, I wanted to be thorough, so I tracked my phone usage myself and compared it to the app’s purported usage and my hypothesis was correct and the app inflated your usage. Its too bad the developers have chosen to inflate the numbers, I think this is a great idea with great potential to actually help people use their phones less and connect with people around them more, but it’s part of a business model and has to make a profit so I understand why they have made the choices they have.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback, Jojo. I'm glad Moment was working well for you at first and I thought I'd explain the rest of what you're seeing. Moment counts all of your screen time, whether you're actively tapping around inside an app or the phone is just sitting there untouched. If the screen is on, Moment is counting that as "screen time." That means things like using Maps while you're driving is constantly counted as screen time.

For most of Moment's customers, their screen time measurement and app usage measurement (from the screenshots) is within 95% of each other. There's a few factors, explained in the FAQ, as to why those numbers don't match up 100% some of the time.

In any case, Moment definitely does not inflate your screen time on purpose in order to sell the upgrade. That would be profoundly unethical and I do not take part in anything of the sort. There are situations where Moment will inaccurately calculate actual active screen time, like the Maps example I mentioned, but this is not done on purpose and I'm always working to prevent situations like this. I do a stopwatch test for each version of the app where I have a dedicated stopwatch I start/stop when I use my phone for 7 days to get a secondary measurement of screen time. Moment is always within seconds of being accurate when I release it.

I hope that helps explain things!
~Kevin
Creator of Moment

Life Changing

Ellyseisawesome

Moment has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I found myself frustrated with my phone usage and one day I googled “How to use your phone less” and Moment was the first thing to come up and I remember on the first day of the 14 day bootcamp when it asked me not to use my phone for 30 minutes, it was so much harder than I had anticipated. Over time, it got easier and easier. By the cold turkey day at the end of the course I was so proud to say that I had used my phone for less than 2 minutes that day. During the course there was a day that I was at a doctors office in the waiting room and I noticed after about 15 minutes of waiting, I hadn’t touched my phone once. I had just been observing my surroundings and lost in thought. It made me so happy! I use my phone to communicate, and to keep notes and use basic resources, but I don’t waste my time. My life is so much more organized, I am so much happier, I sleep better, I read more, I take better care of myself, and most of all I am present in my day-to-day life.

If you're looking for a catalyst to a better, happier, more productive life, moment is the place to start.

Flawed in an unfixable way

Bertonski

I really want to use this app to decrease my time playing games or surfing the web. The problem is the app tracks ALL screen time and I use my phone a lot during the day for business (QuickBooks and email etc), I use fitness tracking apps for running, listen to self-help books in the car with Audible, and in the evening I will watch Netflix on my phone instead of traditional TV. I set the app to give me reminders for when I’ve been on too long because I want the reminders to tell me when I’m wasting time playing a game or surfing the web, but I don’t want the reminders when I’m working with clients, engaging in healthy activities, or watching a show! Very annoying and the only thing I can do is change my notifications before each app I use, which is time-consuming and unrealistic. It’s my understanding from the developer there’s no way to distinguish screen time by app when the phone is being actively used (apps can be removed from reporting) so I removed it from my phone because it just can’t do what I need it to do. I need it to only be “on” for certain apps and right now that seems impossible. Also separately I appreciate how candid the developer is about privacy but I don’t like how invasive this app is with tracking. If it did everything that worked for me I’d be more likely to trade-off with trust but not for what it is right now.

Information

Seller
Moment Acquisition Inc.
Size
97 MB
Category
Health & Fitness
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© Luna Bird LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Moment Premium $3.99
  2. 3 Months of Moment Family $14.99
  3. 12 Months of Moment Family $44.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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