Limit App Usage on iPhone

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Limit your daily use of specific apps or entire app categories with Screen Time in iOS 12. In addition to Screen Time's content restrictions and downtime feature, the option to set time limitations on mobile apps is another way to minimize and manage how much you use your iPhone or iPad.

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If you find yourself losing track of time because you're preoccupied using apps or playing games, start using Screen Time's app limit on your iPhone.

In this Visi tutorial, we'll cover how to set App Limits for individual applications, as well as entire categories.

For the following guide, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.3.1.

**PLEASE NOTE**

Screen Time is only available for devices running iOS 12.

Set App Limits on Categories

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  1. 1
    Open Settings.
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  2. 2
    Tap Screen Time.
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  3. 3
    Tap Turn On Screen Time.
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    If Screen Time is already enabled, skip to step 6.
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  4. 4
    Tap Continue.
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  5. 5
    Tap This is MyiPhone.
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  6. 6
    Tap App Limits.
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  7. 7
    Tap Add Limit.
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  8. 8
    Place a checkmark next to one or more app category, then tap Next.
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  9. 9
    Set the app limit by adjusting the time, or tap
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Customize Days to change the limit for each day.

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    Tap a specific day, then adust the time, Tap Back in the upper corner.
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    Once you're satisfied with your limit settings, tap Add.
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Set Limits on Specific Apps

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  1. 1
    Access Screen Time via Settings, then tap the name of your device near the top of the screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap Last 7 Days.
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  3. 3
    Select an app under MOST USED.
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  4. 4
    Tap Add Limit.
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  5. 5
    Adjust the daily time (hour/minutes), then tap Add.
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    Tap Customize Days to set different limits for individual days.
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  6. 6
    To temporarily disable App Limits, tap the toggle switch near the top
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    To remove App Limits, tap the app or category.
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  7. 7
    Tap Delete Limit, then Delete Limit once again to confirm.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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