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.
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 k ow what happens, 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.
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 4/5
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.
Not great for a home office 3/5
I work in property management out of a home office. Using the app was interesting at first so I subscribed to the premium version. I work & eat much of the time at the same place I sleep & watch TV. Eventually I got tired of making corrections. For example, if you go to a new place it will show in your “daily donut” as a space with a question mark. Since I work from home, it would show me working or sleeping 16 hours a day, for example. If I changed the start & end times to show an 8 hour work day, it would be nice if the other 8 eight hours would automatically show up as a space with a question mark. Instead, I have to go through the gyrations of adding an 8 hour event for sleep. Otherwise I have a 16 hour day! Not worth the trouble.
When the hell do I start seeing actual trends? ESPECIALLY in relation to sleep... That's the only reason I want this. It's been well over 2 weeks. What am I doing wrong?
ADD MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES AT ONCE 4/5
This app is overall very helpful and easy to use, but the commute to/from home needs some improvement. Don’t count going somewhere after work as part of the commute. Also, they should add a feature where you can see everywhere that you go on one map (all of your locations). Thay would be very interesting and helpful to see where you do/dont go. Also you should be able to do multiple activities at once.
Nice to know where i'm spending time 4/5
This is a great app for those who like to keep track of where they go and for how long and also what theyre doing at each location. A bit off sometimes even with data and location services on but its about 75% accurate.
With the newest ios update...i think there may be a bug..there's a pop up stating "no visits today" on the screen as soon as i enter the app...but then once i clear away that message everything looks fine to me...and the problem persists...it doesnt track anywhere i go anymore....weird. Keeps on telling me its a bug
NEEDS AN UPDATE!!! 2/5
this app used to be great & now it doesn’t get ANY of my locations right!!!
their last update was 5 months ago - that’s probably why??
FIX THIS ASAP!!
MANY CUSTOMERS ARE LEAVING!!!
Loved it...past tense. Don’t update your iOS! 1/5
By BusyStudent 1846
Love this app. The best thing about it was that it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Check once a week to assign values to new locations, otherwise it just worked.
Until I updated my iOS. Suddenly it can’t tell work from home (the main thing I use it for), so I have to check every day to make sure it hasn’t logged me as being at work for 18+ hours. The locations are nowhere near each other geographically, and I have wifi at both locations, so idk what the issue is. At least it seems to recognize the time intervals accurately so reassigning is easy enough...unless I’ve been somewhere else during that time. I rarely remember more than a couple days out quick trips to the store, so now I find myself doubting my time counts unless I review it every day.
As I’ve tried to fix this it’s apparently been an issue for months, with multiple other people reporting that, like me, they’ve done all the prescribed steps (turn location services off/on, restart phone, etc) with no effect and only generic responses from customer support.
As of this review the last update was 5 months ago, so I’m just surprised this hasn’t been resolved. It doesn’t bode well - I wonder if they’ve stopped supporting the app? It’s definitely a new iOS issue, because I only updated within the last week, and didn’t have any issues before then.
Just feel like new prospective users should know...can’t recommend paying for premium if this is the beginning of bugs and neglect of new iOS updates.
I’ll update this review if these issues are ever resolved. Until then I’ll just be doing my best to curate the nonsense it churns out until I can find a better system.
Simple and easy to use 5/5
By Blue cat222
I am amazed on how accurate and simple it is, I recommend it if you are trying to see how you spend your time!
Doesn’t work. 1/5
I keep waiting out the initial timer, and it just resets. :(
Didn’t realize how much time I spent in the car 5/5
This app helped me to realize that I had a pretty good chunk of time in the car each day. I subscribed to Audible and started listening to books around town now.
Location tracking can be wonky 3/5
Sometimes the location tracking can be great! Other times I can be in one place, not moving for hours (my phone can not be moving at all, like when I’m sleeping), and the app will say I’ve been at home a dozen times or that during that time I’ve been at a nearby store for 17 minutes (for, example, at 3am while I’ve been asleep).
I’m always able to go in and edit it, but that’s annoying.
Equally annoying is that this isn’t happening all the time. It will be a thing for a week or two, then disappear for a month, leading me to believe it was a glitch that’s been fixed, but then it’s happening again.
The app is broken 1/5
So, I’m one week into it, and for my Thursday it says I spent 1 hour and 55 minutes at work. Which is a complete lie. I selected it, thinking that perhaps I need to modify something, and sure enough it says that I was at work from “07:42 to 16:28”.
I know I won’t have the time in my life to micromanage all the settings and make sure that every single day is accurate. This is why I got the app, it’s supposed to do it for us.
If it can’t do a very simple task of displaying accurately how much time you spent doing a task, then I don’t think it’s worth your purchase! I think I’m still on a free trial, so hopefully I haven’t been charged anything.
I looked around for a way to report the issue, and I don’t see a way to do that anywhere. Which leaves me with the conclusion that this app is broken.
Like it but... 4/5
I like this app. However, I installed it on Apple Watch (series 5) and it simply doesn’t work. It just says “Please start Life Cycle.” Doesn’t matter if I start Life Cycle on the phone or not—the app on the watch doesn’t sync with the phone. It doesn’t work at all.
Great to see productive hours! 4/5
Love this app. I love to see how my hours are allocated daily with customizable options, good layout and colors. Easy to use. However, I would like an hourly calendar day view to see gaps in my day to see where I could be more productive!
Very good app, just one suggestion 5/5
So far I have been using this app for a few months now and it has been really useful for tracking what I do (no privacy concerns so far). I just have one gripe, and that is the fact there is no dark mode like in all of my other apps.
Other than that, increibly good.
Works okay but not as expected 3/5
It tracks time and location, but of course it relies on you to tell it what you’re doing at each time and location. The ads lead you to think this app learns your habits, but really it’s just relying on you to tell it everything you’re doing on a regular basis. I have used it over a week and I do not see how it will be helpful yet.
I was hoping it would have a more intelligent algorithm for behaviors but it is pretty plain overall. It shows that I had 8-14 hrs at home daily, but has no clue as to what I was doing during that time. So that is about half of my time overall where there is really no data to analyze or gain any insight from. It just says I spent 75 hrs at home this week.
The travel part is potentially the most helpful as it tells me my time on the road but doesn’t tell me how many miles of course. It’s not for the business consumer I do not think. More for the curious person with some time to spare. IMO
Simple, it’s a favorite... 4/5
But I can’t be the only one that doesn’t use Facebook. There’s no need to ask to connect every time I open the app!
Piece of crap 1/5
This app is crap
Had me at a location that I was never st over 20 miles from where I lived
Showed I did cycling yesterday and I never did
Doesn’t pick up the locations correctly where you are physically at.
Skip this app
Same thing. Apparently I was at a movie theatre today for three hours. Have not left my house due to a snowstorm. No way to contact support and it doesn’t seem like they care since issues are never fixed