4 Stars and 1 Suggestion 4/5
I enjoy the Life Cycle App, but I would like to see an improvement. At my job, I move constantly, and instead of logging the activity as my job, it logs it as walking. Maybe the app could learn to log it as both, and remember by the location, so I don’t have to enter my work manually.
Good idea , but flawed. 3/5
It is more or less right on daily activities but when counting weekly total the numbers does not add up. Rounded 53 hours to 68h? Average hour per day for a total of 50h6mins is 7h1mins? Something is wrong.
Love sleep cycle! 5/5
By spartan Mook117
I’ve been using sleep cycle since 2018 and have really been enjoying it! The premium version is not essential to get the most important features, but it is definitely an added bonus.
I love being able to see my location stats and remembering where I have been the past week/month/year... It’s a really awesome app, and I have never encountered a single bug.
The only two things I think could be improved is to add an option to open a location in maps and add an optional daily/weekly notification to update unknown locations. I often forget to do this and by the time I look, I forget where I was or what I was doing.
I would highly recommend you give it a try! 9/10
Good app, but adding integration with Apple automation would make it fantastic 4/5
I’ve been using for an entire year now and consider it indispensable. I’ve setup categories to track my project work, use my iWatch fitness app to track different workouts, use the notes to annotate places I visit.
The downside with the app has to do with the lack of integration with iPhone automation. There is no way to use automation to quickly log an Activity from my Home screen shortcut. Also, there is no easy way to automate filtering activities for a day and then say copy to the clipboard to create a status email. So, to get 5 stars, automation is a must criteria.
One minor pet peeve, with COVID-19 and having to stay home, it’s very annoying to see the message that my location hasn’t changed. Duh! I’m staying home. Please have an option to disable the warnings!
Good app, but not adaptive 4/5
I love this app. I really do. But I am tired of responding to a statement about not going anywhere. Our society is sheltered in place. Not going anywhere is expected. Why do I have to keep telling it I understand? I’ve been manually entering tasks, and that is ok, but even my navigation app knows we are in quarantine.
Trying to set up for a week 3/5
I have been trying to set this up for a week and it tells me it has to start over no visits detected. I have paid the 9.99 for the app and have not been able to use it. Please let me know what I am doing or not. Thank you.
It can’t read quarantine life 😂 1/5
I’ve been waiting for 2 days for this app to “read” my life but it hasn’t. Obviously this is built for people who go out and about a lot.
Brilliant app! 5/5
Record my life with great accuracy! Everywhere I went and the time I spent there were recorded decisively. Moreover, my device is an old iPhone 6s with iOS 13, and all these recordings has done no impact on my battery. Even though without the premium version is still an app you cannot miss!
Furthermore, iOS 13 has been out for a year, but this still without the dark mode. Hope to add this soon and make this app stay alive!
Love, Love, Love This Freaking App 5/5
The data this thing collects and displays continues to amaze me. Once you reference a location with a name the app will always remember it from then on. So every week, month & year it will compile a graph of your habits and frequented locations. It’s just an awesome program.
Never had this issue 1/5
Iv been using the premium for about three years, and it works amazingly well until 2019. I don’t know what happened, but my donut is all out of whack, and I cannot seem to get help. The only main issue I have is it’s logging my work and home both as home; please help I use this to write a yearly review.
broken app 3/5
i’ve used this app for over a year before it just crashed and never fixed itself :// it says i never go anywhere when i do and to just restart my phone to fix it but i have a billion times and it’s never gone back to normal and this has been an issue for months now :(
I’ve been using this app for a while and the one thing that I do not understand, is why it keeps putting my location somewhere that I’ve NEVER been...???!!! My phone can sit at my HOUSE all day and it will say that I am in the middle of the woods behind my house, up the street from my house or at a location that I’ve NEVER EVEN STOPPED AT???? What gives? Y’all really need to fix this app.
Not working 1/5
After data restore, not working perfectly. location history messed up
Life Cycle has changed 2/5
I have been using Life Cycle since it was first introduced. It apparently hasn’t been updated lately because it now does not work AT ALL! Every time I look at it I’m told to turn on location services even when they are already on.
Good tracking tool so far 3/5
Very helpful in finding locations and time slot correlations ... would love if there was a place to leave feedback and suggestions!... during pandemics it would be helpful to track indoor time & events better.
Ruins Battery 4/5
I enjoy this app and have been using it for years, but after having to get several new batteries for my phone, I’m giving it up. This was the only app that I kept running in the background all the time. Otherwise, I enjoyed analyzing how I was spending my time.
WAS great. Now no longer 1/5
In desperate need of updating. Used to be to accurate and now i spend more time trying to adjust everything for accuracy than its really worth. I wish I had at least stuck with the free version but at the time i bought it back in December it was MUCH more efficient and accurate. Not worth the money right now until they fix it.
This app is in desperate need of an update. As other reviews have said, this app used to be great... key word, USED to. Now it no longer keeps an accurate location, and when I try to fix the locations then it messes up data that was collected months ago. I don’t know how they haven’t updated the app in several months when they have paid subscribers. I will no longer be renewing my subscription if it’s not fixed
Doesn’t work 1/5
Never got past the first 24 hour calibration. Keeps telling me to turn on location services even though they are on.
This would be a really cool app if it worked 1/5
I’ve had it for a while now, at least a year
For a while it worked perfectly
But the past couple months,
I try to open it at least twice a week but every single time, it becomes completely unresponsive/frozen and then crashes
Locations are public, misspelled, incorrect.
Can't turn off "no locations" warning during stay at home.
Doesn’t work... 1/5
App won’t continue past the first 24 hour “calibration” so to speak. Continues to ask me to turn location on when I’ve ensured it is set to “Always allow.”
Forces you into $9.99 per mo before first try 1/5
Load the app, setup screen indicates it will be billing me $9.99 on my Apple Pay after the first free 30 days and that I can cancel anytime.
I haven’t even been able to see what it is or try it and I’m already on the hook to have to deal with a billing cancellation if I don’t want it.
I don’t care how good they think their $120 per year forever is - don’t jerk me into billing tasks up front.
Life cycle rocks! 5/5
By Prince Hal Truestaff
I do handyman work and charge my clients by the hour. Life Cycle keeps track of how long I’m on the job. I track habits, exercise, and life routines. Life Cycle helps me follow it all.
Doesn’t work 1/5
App is a failure. Requires location services and fails to recognize that they are on. Provides a contact support pop up that doesn’t work. Deleted it and reloaded only to experience the same issues. It is non functional.
Great app 2/5
I love this app but a bug has been preventing it from tracking my visits and therefore making it obsolete.
Any plans to track/warn COVID-19 areas?
Wouldn’t purchase 1/5
By anfjfkfk. fjdk
The site suggests quick turn around with responses. I have waited a week to get the app working with no response from the creators. Moreover, no refund for money. Avoid; There are other apps to buy.
Please make lifecycle for Android too! 4/5
I use both android and iPhone and I’m so disappointed that I am not able to link my account. Well forget it. This app is not even offered for anything but an iPhone. Why?
Very useful, not a fan of the update 4/5
I really enjoy this app. The locations are not as accurate now since the update.
Needed on Android! 1/5
Love the idea but my everyday phone is a android. Since I don’t take my iPhone everywhere I go my cycle would be inaccurate. This is really disappointing consider I love your sleep app and I really would not mind trying this.
Could not even try it out 1/5
Right away asks to give location and it tracks you all day. I will never share my location so I can’t access app. Can’t access app so 1 star. Like is it so hard to allow us to use other area of app? No one needs to know where I am or where I have been and how many times I go there and then sees your pattern when you do what.
WAS good, but now it is not. 2/5
It used to work perfectly, now it doesnt work like it used to. It misses places and assigns the wrong activity. I did all the troubleshooting tips, and still it is not working correctly. I will be deleting it. 💔
What happened to the app? 2/5
I’ve been using Life Cycle for about two years now with the premium features. Lately I’ve been having so many issues with it telling me I’m in a different place than I actually was even though I have the locations setting turned to always on. There is obviously some bug that the app developer needs to fix and I cannot believe they’ve gone 6 months without pushing out an update for their paid subscribers. My subscription is up next month and I’m contemplating not renewing.
Significant Bug with location services 2/5
This app used to be great. Then when I installed on my new iPhone, It wouldn’t track my location. It kept saying to change my location settings to Always On, but this was not the problem. No direct link for support, I was forwarded to their website and had to look up the FAQs myself to find their proposed solution, which was complicated. This has been a problem for THREE months, but the developers haven’t even bothered to add proper instructions within the app, or in the App Store, nor have they fixed it. Sad.
Mislabels activities 3/5
By nopey nopey
For the most part this app tracks pretty well. For some reason it’s not good at telling the difference between riding the subway and cycling. I ride a train from jersey to manhattan everyday and instead of that being labeled as a “commuter” activity which I created, it often labels my subway rides as a “Cycling” activity, which I also created. Last time I checked you can’t ride a bike across the Hudson river. The app should be able to differentiate.
Doesn’t seem to work 1/5
I’ve tried three different times now to use this app and can’t seem to get past the analysis phase, saying it can’t track my locations or something despite having given it all the requested permissions.
Doesn’t work 1/5
By Ronnie Frey
I tried this app and it doesn’t work. It said I didn’t have location services on which wasn’t correct. Plus they claim to only use 1% of your battery but my battery never drained faster than after I downloaded this. Not sure why all of this but I give this 1 star. With all the great apps out there I wouldn’t recommend this one. Big fail.
A bit off 3/5
It’s a good app but it’s a bit annnoying how I can’t change the times and it says I’m at school when I’m at my house! And when I’m home and I’m at school??
By ty hafe
Easily the best app I’ve ever spent money on.
Good with some easy to fix flaws 3/5
I love this thing, does a great job tracking 80% of my activities after a couple weeks of teaching it. That being said, it has trouble with two distinct things.
1) When I’m running and leave my phone in the car it double counts that time! It records my run from my Apple Watch and then has a wedge for the same time at the location of my phone.
2) I drive for work to do house calls. I wish I could tell it to count any drive time between worksites as driving. It is not worth my time to delve into the driving wedge and reassign every time section.
Due to these two things I won’t be spending any more money on this app. Thanks.
Really great 5/5
This is really great
Needs Wheelchair Support 3/5
Interesting idea to know how my time is being used. Not sure it’s worth paying for, but we’ll see. Also, I wish that they had categories for wheelchair users like me.
Almost feel scammed... 1/5
I’ve been using Sleep Cycle for a little over a week now and it’s made improvements for me...
So I thought I’d venture into this app and try it... the app claims in its description that using GPS can be battery intensive(obviously). So instead, it relies on your mobile network and WiFi points wherever you go to track you.
Well, in my experience, that hasn’t been the case and I kind of feel taken for the $10 this app charges...
It’s been on my phone for almost 3 days now with a timer and a blurry white background telling me to “come back” when the timer is up...
I’ve done that twice now and every time I get “we weren’t able to detect anything” followed by the app basically demanding I turn location to “always on” for this app...
Um, no... if you can’t detect someone’s locations using mobile and WiFi points, don’t f’ing advertise that you can!!
I’m in the freaking transportation industry and go MULTIPLE places every day. Plenty of tracking to be had for me!
The devs are very lucky I’ve been appreciating their Sleep Cycle app. Because I feel robbed by this app! It’s BS!
Was a 5 star app 48 hours ago 1/5
It won’t log any location data now and I’ve tried all the tricks posted by people on the forums & from the developers. Gonna be cancelling my subscription if it doesn’t start back soon. It’s a brick on my home screen
Week later...still can’t get it to work, zero stars 😑 I don’t know why they won’t update there were very definite issues with iOS handling of location data on the incremental release that was prior to iOS 13.3.1 this is nonsense at this point. Had been using it for work for on call hours billing. Will have to go back to just guessing based of my mileage tracker. Worst part is I still get notifications that the app is accessing my data 100+ times every 3 days or so with a map of where but nothing populates.
What happened to accurate tracking 1/5
This app used to be frighteningly accurate on my location history. But for the past month it has been horrific.
I use this app to save time and see at a glance what my day looks like. Now I waste more time correcting and adjusting time and places that I’m giving up on it.
Sad cause I’ve got 3 years of data and a couple of years worth of the “donut” view.
Update the app please or at least tell your users you’ve abandoned it.
I have a feeling Apple will not be far behind with a similar native app..like they did with ScreenTime.
No longer tracks locations correctly 2/5
I loved this app and have been using it for years but I’m probably going to delete it because for the last two weeks it has stopped tracking my locations right. I’ll be at home and it will list me at a bar miles away or I have a meeting for work in a different part of the building and suddenly I’m in the city.
What happened? 1/5
No longer recognizes my location, places been, etc. I have to spend extensive time every time I open the app to correct every place it’s tracked, but not where I am until I leave. This app has become an entirely waste of time
Have noticed over past week or so app picking or logging sites I pass are recorded timed events not sure why.