Has bugs 3/5
Great idea but it’s buggy. I have a specific app whitelisted from counting toward my phone usage, but Moment still counts it anyway.
Great app to manage time! 5/5
Helpful app for anyone!
Inaccurate data recording 3/5
This is a neat app. It's confusing though, because it reports my amount of "pickups", times I pick up my phone, very inaccurately.
I woke up this morning and was doing stuff on my phone, and while I was using it, it told me I have picked up my phone 10 times today. The second time I picked it up and was using it for about 30 min, it told me I have picked up my phone 66 times today. I had picked up my phone twice. And used it for about 30 min each time.
It also told me I slept 12 hours, when I had slept about 5. So, I'm not sure how it tracks these things, but it's not accurate, and therefore, not useful to me. Thanks for trying.
Moment is awful 1/5
Moment tracks your time as you know, but it doesn’t do it well. One day I was on a 1 1/2 hours and it tracked my time for six minutes. It doesn’t track faithfully. This app is not very good because it does not track your time. And makes you think you’re not on your iPhone that much, but you really are. Settings is so much better.
Life changing 5/5
I didn’t realize how much of my life I was wasting. My screen time is down to about an hour every day and only picking up my phone about 25x per day. I love seeing the green checks fill up the month by meeting my goals!!!
When ever the app closes.. it pauses and then you won’t get to your goal. Other wise good app.
Great concept but it has issues 3/5
I loved this app at first and think it’s an amazing concept, but the execution is poor. It won’t record my screen time because of stupid stuff like needing access to a bunch of things, and it varies every time. So I don’t know if it’s recording my screen time when I’m not checking it. I love that they had the bar chart to show usage throughout the week and hours and minutes of usage per day, but I can’t see how long I spent on various apps and all that is useless if it won’t even record anything.
I really liked it before because of the force quit feature. But now it’s gone.
By jesse se
No way to turn off the app asking about your mood, this app is garbage
I’m a...... 5/5
By Sapphire May
Thinks I’m using my phone when I’m not 1/5
Worked amazing the first time and very helpful. Now any time I use it it doesn’t register that I set my phone face down on a table without moving so it buzzes every 2 seconds. I can’t use it now. I’d give it 5 stars if it worked
Used to be great 1/5
Now the app sends me constant notifications asking me for feedback or telling me the app has paused. I wanted this app to help me limit my phone use, not to create additional phone pickups every single day.
Might be good, but since one can’t use it without registering by email and having location services on, I decided to delete it.
Loved but no longer 1/5
The app constantly pauses...and therefore isn’t tracking my use. I’ll click the notification to un-pause, but it immediately pauses again. :(
Great app but crash 3/5
after updated the app in 10.3.2 ，crashed.
not accurate at all 1/5
By Luna Kodama
the screen tracking was about 3 hours off for a day, i ran a test. some of the features don’t work. it’s a cool idea, has a nice interface and would be very helpful and insightful. however, with none of its features WORKING or being even close to accurate, it renders all these nice ideas completely useless.
Maps and music counts as screen time 1/5
I had this app when I was doing a lot of long distance driving and I would have google maps or music playing and it would count that as screen time, saying I used my phone for 6 hours even though I was driving the whole time. Inaccurate portrayal.
I swore by this ... until I updated 1/5
I updated this app recently, and it’s gone from the clean, simple app I loved so well to a bloated mess. Do I really have to pay $60+ per year to have a popup appear every fifteen minutes I spend on my phone? I’m sure that someone appreciates the family time option, but I don’t need it and I don’t want it on my screen. (And I’m sure that there are many people who find it painful to be reminded that they don’t have family members they need to check in on.) And, instead of using the options I set up months ago, it wants me to post on Instagram (which I don’t use) about my decision to adhere to new constraints (which I don’t need).
Moment is now also asking me about my mood. In light of the Washington Post article that discusses how similar apps share information with employers, I’m not willing to share that information.
I am extremely disappointed in this update.
Paied version is wehre its at and 100% worth it 5/5
I cannot praise this app enough. PLEASE make a macbook vresion - if it could tell the differnce between doing work (on pages or word, specific websites you put in that you use for work) and aimlessly browsing the internet (fb, reddit, shopping, netflix that kind of stuff) i would exploid with happieness. I recently bought the paied version and even as a broke college student it was 100% worth it 0 buyers remorse at all. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP!!!!! I never shut up about it to my friends I'm trying to get everyone I know to down load it and realize how crazy the amount of time we spend on our phones is.
Under counts usage 2/5
Doesn’t seem to count usage sometimes. On some days I’ve used my phone a lot, continuously looking at Instagram or TikTok for way too long and Moment thinks I’ve only been on my phone for about half the actual amount of time. I don’t want to use this app to track my time if I can’t count on it to track accurate all the time.
Nancy Thiess 5/5
By Love Grands
I absolutely love each one of the moments that have been made up for my pictures! Each means so much to me. Keep up the good work I would love more of them!
Problem with notifications 4/5
By John Markos O'Neill
It was tracking app usage for me, and I accidentally chose 24 hours instead of 10 days, and it notified me of my error. After I fixed the error and took 10 day screen shots, it kept notifying me and wouldn’t stop, even after I deleted the offending 24 hour screenshots. I can’t have an app notifying me every minute, so I turned off notifications for Moment. Normally, I would contact the developer directly about this bug, but the app has a notice that the developer doesn’t do tech support.
I would give a 5 star review if this bug were fixed, but it’s a critical issue. It’s untenable to have an app notifying the user every minute for a fixed user error.
Update: looking through the reviews, I see that other people have noticed the same issue. It seems to be caused by the fact that Apple’s battery settings no longer have a 7 day option. The developer has not released a fix despite this change having been out for a while. Given the lack of response from the developer to a serious bug, I’m lowering my rating to two stars.
Update (Nov. 19, 2018): the new version fixes this bug, so I’m tentatively going up to 4 stars, and May raise my rating after further use of the new version.
Update (Mar. 27, 2019) it’s still having a problem with durations. I just got a new phone, and it asked me for 10-day pictures, so I took what was available, 7-day pictures. Moment complained that I had selected the wrong duration, but 10-day pictures were unavailable.
Good app (read on) 4/5
This app is amazing. It’s quite helpful, but I’m not a fan of the new main screen redesign. I honestly thought it was great how it was before but it’s not the same in the 4.0 update.
Life Changing Experience!!!! 5/5
Only 3 days of using this awesome app and it has done wonders for me. Their “Bored & Brilliant” course just teaches you that it’s possible to appreciate boredom and be happy as you are bored. And man, I’ve even done things that I never thought I’d be doing. Also, I 100% recommend this to anybody who has any type of phone addiction. No seriously, this stuff works. I promise I’ve never been so positive and patient in my life!!! So please give this app a try. No more stressing over stuff that doesn’t concern you.
Constant location access??? 3/5
By Crab Apple Jr.
Why does this app need my location all the time, even when I’m not using the phone? I thought the point of this was to track my app usage, not track my whereabouts.
That being said, it looks like a good app all around
Take away location being needed 24/7 please
Not working anymore 2/5
I can still use it to monitor pickups and get a general sense of my time, but I can’t exclude Maps, etc.
I used Moments in the past with no problems. I recently downloaded it again. I know how to take the screenshots of my battery. And I just spent 15 minutes trying to get it just right. I quit. I tried things that didn’t even make sense.
I am going to switch to daily and see if that helps.
Crap App 1/5
Most annoying thing it did was inaccurately counted “pick-ups” against me. Example, I downloaded the app, got it all set up and it said 1m of phone use and 1pick-up. Cool. I lock my phone and go do some things then come back and sot on my phone for about 5min. Then open the moment app. Im now at 20 pick-ups and 4min of phone usage. The minutes might be correct but I hadn’t touched my phone since locking it earlier, i left it on the couch and did not carry it around the house or anything.
By Jo QH
For some reason I can’t see my January activity. I do desperately need to see January 20th and it won’t let me.
What happened? 2/5
This app used to be really good and accurate but ever since the updates it misses a lot of my iPhone usage and I don’t understand why.
For you 5/5
By its the real moonlight
Thank you so much for letting me know how much technology I use a day and thank you for telling me what to do like a photo free day or like phone out of reach it makes me happy I get to see the world more clearly
Thx and you guys are so incredible
Not Bad 5/5
Need more Features
Amazing app, but some changes were less helpful 3/5
Let me say this: last year, I would’ve given the app 5 stars (and this is not at all with a bitter heart, but I do hope the developers read this). Now, it’s at a solid 3 to 4 stars.
I lost my phone and never ever update my apps, so once I did update Moment (necessarily, since my phone was stolen), I was saddened to see that the courses are now under a monthly subscription basis rather than the one time fee (was it six dollars?). For someone of my income level, the cost is prohibitive (but others I’m sure could and would pay for it).
It’s like I hopped into a cryogenic cube and the future is more expensive (but it’s only a year later!). Perhaps that’s my fault for only updating my devices when my belongings are stolen.
Also, on a much less serious note, I know in updates they’ve mentioned making the app more aesthetically pleasing, but I actually liked the green and white theme better, with the airier mandala! Just my opinion.
All in all, it’s still a great app, I just can’t afford the funner features anymore. A nice thing would’ve been to carry over the people who tested in Beta to a waived fee for the courses in the new version (maybe that’s asking too much)(but I did pay 5.99, and with the update, now that money disappeared into a black hole— but I have so much more time to think about it 😉 !)
Annoying in app noises 1/5
While in app, even with the ringer off, the app will make incredibly loud pinging noises once in a while.
This needs to be useable without setting tracking location to Always. My battery will last 5 minutes if I’m constantly using GPS. I would like to keep track of screen time because I’m trying to manage my usage, but this app isn’t the tool I need.
Love it! 5/5
I love this app because it really makes you think about how much time you spend on your phone. It has challenged me to put it down and find other ways of spending my time. I love the courses for premium members. I just wish that when you finish them all the app will still give you daily goals to keep you on point. I also wish that you can have screen free time put on until you take it off. Also during that time it would be nice if certain apps could be blocked from usage. That way you can’t cheat.
Trying to reduce my screen addiction and this is helpful! Thanks!
By Anonie Non Mous
Some days it counts absolutely everything (great!). Other days, nada. I could be on the phone all day long, and it wouldn’t count any of it. That’s not very helpful to me.
Awful now 1/5
Used to be great, update ruined it. Can't stand the app anymore
Highly Inaccurate 1/5
Moments tells me the average person picks up there phone 41x per day and I should try to stay under... but somehow it logged me picking up my phone 50x while driving today. And seriously, I have to take a screenshot and upload it for Moments to record what apps I’m using? The usable features of this app are very limited!
Can’t STAND the ringer at all 1/5
Firstly I can’t stand the ringer which is really loud and annoying and I can’t seem to change it.
Secondly it tracks the time that I use doing things like the app ITSELF which I don’t like because what I want to track is the time I spend playing games or surfing the web not phone calls and texting sand stuff like that but it’s a good idea for an app though.
Also It TRACKS u I mean why the hell does it have to track maybe I’d give it something other than one star if it didn’t track
Spent money on app, lost paid for features 👎🏻 2/5
Disappointed that I bought premium features and they were basically taken away... I liked knowing my pickups with time stamps and that feature seems to be gone now. I’m not going to get a coach subscription so I feel like I lost out... this doesn’t do much more than the screen time setting on iPhone at this point.
It is an okay app. 3/5
By Emma J Cool
This app is not for everyone, but it serves its purpose. First of all, the app tracks your location all the time and I do not understand why this feature is relevant to understanding and limiting your screen time usage. Also, the app tries to help you spend less time on your phone and other devices, but it is in the form of an app, which defeats the purpose of trying to limit your screen time. I believe that it is great to be aware of how you spend your free time so that you can improve yourself as a person and if you want to watch your screen time, this app may work for you.
Better than Apple’s Screen Time, but only because of app tracking 3/5
Had deleted this app for a while and was disappointed to come back to find that it now requires a subscription for the coach feature, and the prices are not really reasonable. Doing the battery screenshots to track apps is annoying, but I understand this is the only way the app can track it. I wish it had a graph showing usage throughout the day so I can see what times I’m using my phone too much. Other than that, it does its job.
Great when it works! 3/5
By Tommy H.
I’d say it works about 50% of the time. Some days it logs my activity and other days it doesn’t. The App Use detection feature has never worked properly after sending multiple screenshots of activity for a month. It’s very buggy as previous reviewers had mentioned. Would not pay for anything in this app until the basic free features actually work properly. Great concept overall if it worked.
Don’t be Duped 1/5
By barista brian
Our digital lives are, arguably, problematic. This app is an acknowledgment of that fact but, sadly, contributes to the problem.
I deleted it after less than one week of confusing settings, nag screens, and “high maintenance” apparently necessary for the app to actually help deal with our (possibly) more-than-optimum use of digital devices.
Screenshots to make app work?
Managing screenshots? ANOTHER digital life “chore?”
And, screen time while plugged in? NOT logged.
I spend a LOT of time plugged in. On charger. Fail.
The ONLY reason I might want to revisit the possible use of this app is if they make it less confusing. Really.
I’m fed up. Seems every app (there are ZILLIONS, and EVERY one is a “solution” to a “problem”) has its own learning curve.
I learned how to use MS Word for Mac without a manual.
That was fun.
But that was back before smartass phones when you could get real work done and actually run a small business with a just few apps.
And make “pick ups” a stand-by-itself function. No bizarre “screenshot” nuisance or illogical exceptions because I’m charging.
HINT: a pick up is a pick up.
This app was SUPPOSED to help with fighting the Black Hole of Digital Domination.
Instead, it’s part of the problem.
If you let it.
Cant input the screenshot 1/5
By Dan HR
The app always crashes when I click the notification and there seems to be no other way to upload the photo... Help?
Better than Screen Time 5/5
Wonderful app! I like the nudging reminders you can set. And I much prefer the soft limits as contrasted with Apple’s Screen Time hard limits, where, if I use Maps while driving around town, I exhaust my screen time for the day and get locked out of everything. Which means I need to turn Screen Time off for that day.
Hate The Update 1/5
Like soo many others, I used to love Moment, even paid for premium. But after this update, it’s useless to me. All the features I loved are gone, including the detailed insights page that was so informative and daily limits. I never get any reminders anymore to let me know how long I’ve been on my phone. How do I get the features I’ve paid for back??
Great idea, but I find it distracting 3/5
I really wanted to like this app, but quite frankly with all of the reminders it triggers me to pick my phone up, or alerts my smart watch more often then I feel like I’m actually using my phone. Also, recently, it started to give me notifications that the app had been closed about once every 30 minutes, Despite the fact that I was not even using my phone. The fact that Apple now has their own improved app and phone usage makes me feel like there’s nothing really special that this app offers.