This iPhone feature shows just how bad your Facebook addiction is
Apple unveils iOS 10, packs it with new features
Ever wondered how much time you spend in Facebook or Snapchat on a daily basis? What about over the course of a week? Well, now you can find out for sure.
With just a few taps you can view on-screen time — a metric that equates to the amount of time you’re actively using an app – in the Battery section of the Settings app. You can access the new feature in Settings > Battery, and wait for the list of apps to populate at the bottom of the page.
At first, it doesn’t appear you can see much more than a list of apps and the amount of battery used. But when you tap on the list (or the clock icon in the top-right corner) iOS reveals “on screen” time along with background use. You can view the last 24 hours or last seven days with a tap on the appropriate section at the top of the list.
Originally I didn’t want to look at my Tweetbot usage, expecting it to show a high number of hours of screen on time over the course of a week. Much to my relief, it appears I’m not nearly as Twitter obsessed as I thought. Or maybe I am, but live in denial. Who knows.
It’s unclear when Apple added the feature, but I’ve confirmed it’s available on an iPad running iOS 9.3.5 and the latest iOS 10 beta builds.