Update 4.0 ruined the app 3/5
This app was pretty phenomenal, before update 4.0 which redesigned the home screen, and changed screen time and pick up goals to where they don’t even work anymore. They also added moment coach subscription which somewhat defeats the purpose of getting premium if you don’t want to fork over a ton of cash for the subscriptions they have. I used to be a huge fan of this app, however with this update that came a little while ago, I rarely use moment as opposed to before the update I would love looking at all the features, tracking my time etc.
Why did you change the app? 1/5
I used to open it and Immediately see usage per day. Now it’s all weird. Says it needs access to my camera whereas before it only said it needed access IF I wanted a usage breakdown by app (I don’t). Just give me what I had before. I also paid for this app before. And now it’s offering me a paid version (again?). Deleting. Now iPhone has screen time feature.
Crashes still 1/5
When the app works it’s good but even the new update it still crashes when I open it!
Previously better 4/5
I’ve been using Moment since May of 2017, so almost two years. It was previously a really good tool for tracking my screen time, and I love the ability to export my data. However, over the past four months, it hasn’t been working correctly. I’ll open the app and find it wasn’t tracking anything that morning, and it’s amount of screen time and the Apple Screen Time don’t match. I have a feeling this has more to do with iOS than the actual app, but if there’s a fix, that would be great. It still tells me when I force close it, but lately when it turns off I have no idea, and it seems to be random.
Great for tracking how much time you and your family’s time on your divorces 5/5
This why can’t use my phone for more then an hour 1/5
So when I’m out with friend nope IN AN A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION NOPE NOTHING AND IT THIS APPS FAULT
Useful, but too preachy 3/5
Installed this app on the advice of a friend who was really surprised when its features revealed how much screen time she was spending every day. Figured I could also benefit from something like that, so I installed it 3 months ago. Definitely made me realize I need to cut down on browsing aimlessly, but there are problems. For one, it’s not been very accurate in counting the minutes at least half a dozen times. (Sometimes it strangely fails to record time spent online). Got the updated version a few days ago, and it was really intrusive. The alerts that pop up by default were needlessly frequent & filled with language that made me feel like a 5 year old. I changed their frequency in the settings after a day of this moralizing tone. Interface text sounds pretty much the same—annoying as heck, especially when it constantly asks to be enabled to access Settings to connect to certain apps to collect more specific information about where you need to reduce screen time.
Ultimately, I’m glad I have this app to check in occasionally to figure out when I need to log off. If you are one of those who are on some higher mission to attain great mindfulness, you can probably tolerate this app much better. I’m just not looking for that myself. I have meditation apps, and I just need to use this one as a simple counter.
Just the coach I need to live the life I want 5/5
The prompts to follow through on my screen time goals are great! I’m spending less time staring at a mini screen and more time in the real world.
Skittish and inaccurate 2/5
Besides the fact that this app crashes at least 3 times a day, where is it getting its data? For example, today it says I have been on my phone for 1 hr and 58min. It also says I’ve been on it for 53% of my waking hours. I’ve been up for 11 hours so far. What kind of crazy common core math is that?? I give it another week to improve then it’s buh-bye!
Doesn’t work 1/5
I would love it if it worked. My screen time and the amount of time I pick up the phone is so low that I know in a day I didn’t pick up my phone 8 times lol. Wish it worked!!!
I want to love the app BUT... 2/5
When setting screen free time, I’ll set it for small increments of time (10-20min) and then press the power button on the phone to put it to sleep. The app is supposed to make the phone ring when you pick it up too early and use it. However, the app rings CONSTANTLY while you’re not using it and aren’t on the screen!! It rings when you don’t use it, rings when you do use it; the only option is to not use the scheduling tool at all and have some actual peace. I do like everything else about the app but it just won’t stop ringing when the feature that should be its defining thing is beyond awful. If this gets fixed so that the app doesn’t ring when the phone is in use, then I’ll change my review because I like everything else about it so far.
Great for tracking 5/5
Love this app! It’s great for tracking screen time!
The best data tool to get back to real life! 5/5
Insights tab is revolutionary! Phone boot camp is free & a MUST. What are you waiting for? Install.
Nice set up an everything but when I dyed my phone for at lest a half hour I checked the timer and is still said clearly 0m I kept checking but bothering changed.
could be much better 2/5
By Abby Danes
I liked Moment much more before the update a few months back. Now I can’t figure out the exact times I spent on days past the current month. It gives me averages and I need the actual exact amounts for each day of every month. Very disappointed I can’t do this anymore, the app won’t allow me to look back on any farther than January. Please help fix this or explain.
Won’t open fully, crashing 1/5
I don’t know what was changed a few days ago but Moment keeps crashing upon opening now, making tracking not possible. Can this be fixed? It started acting funny on Thursday.
Here is Your Mirror 3/5
Great features - the only trouble is, it will eat your battery dead in around 2 hours. Not fun. But used In tandem with the premise that we should use our phones less, I suppose it works....
Recent update rendered unusable 3/5
I've used Moment...forever and found it invalid in many ways. Jottinrg down and tracking number screen time has greatly improved the quality of my life. However, recent updates have left the app unusuable. Requests to take screenshots of battery use used to happen each morning but now occur randomly throughout the day. Furthermore, the app now crashes upon opening, preventing me from reviewing details. I've sent a bug report into help and sent out tweets but developers do not respond. I really hope somebody takes over and revives the app as it really is useful.
Disappointed with Updates 2/5
By Rachel in MA
I used to like this app, but it no longer seems accurate. I frequently get my first usage reminder (30 minutes) late in the day when I know I’ve used my phone for more than 30 minutes. I don’t necessarily even mind the subscription model, but I’m not going to pay for a service that doesn’t give accurate data.
Latest update causes it to close 3/5
Since the latest update the app won’t remain open and closes even when it should be running in background. I get repeated messages saying it is paused when I have done nothing to it.
disappointed with updates 3/5
I used to LOVE moment...so much that I bought the premium version of the app. Now the new programs require a subscription to moment coach. It's disappointing that they seem to be seeking more revenue from the app
The privacy and disclosure links were not functional so I didn’t get past that screen. It’s hard to read them if they’re not accessible.
Free version is not bad 4/5
Latest update feels like a passive agressive tactic to meet you predetermined pickup or screen time goal - I preferred the previous version of setting a reminder duration ourselves instead; not sure the point of tracking pickups since sometimes I just use it to look at the time if I'm not wearing my watch.
So far I'm more conscious of the time I'm wasting on my phone though I'm still working on getting the number down, so I guess it works?
I would recommend to others.
Bad update 2/5
Why does this app need constant knowledge of my location for it to work? I find that a big problem. This app saves my location at all times, ONLY to show me my screen time. That is a privacy concern.
This app used to be really good and easy to understand. I even paid for it. Now the weekly report has been replaced with a “forever” report. Why is that useful to know how I’m doing for the last 5 years?
Many of the easy to understand features are just replaced with fancy graphics but little essence to them.
Won’t shut up after putting down my phone 1/5
It won’t stop ringing those annoying alerts after putting down my phone. It rings and rings long after I have put it on the counter face down. It won’t stop until I have to resent the time. Which defeats the purpose of timing. iPhones already have a FREE feature for screen time off.
I’m mad of you your not the seem before 3 years your was amazing! 1/5
It’s not working! What’s happened? I was always enjoying with it now I’m not👎🏻
Why though!!!!! 4/5
My phone is used a lot and I downloaded this to stop using it as much but I can’t be on the app for 3 seconds without it going to home screen and crashing.
Annoying in accurate pick up count 1/5
Even with my phone in hand watching a video it will send me a notification that says I picked up my phone and give a number like 60 times then a few minutes later while watching the same video it will send another notification that I picked my phone up 70 times. I haven’t even been awake for 2 hours and it says I’ve picked my phone up 90 times. I know for a fact it’s been 4 times. Very annoying.
Awesome app!! Has helped me halve my screen time in just four days!!!!!! Brilliant!! THANK YOU.
Pick Up Counter Needs Work 4/5
I was watching videos on YouTube and I get a notification saying I’ve picked my phone up 3 times; no big deal, maybe I did. After about another hour of watching videos I get another notification saying I’ve picked up my phone 6 times, and then another 30 or so minutes goes by and the app says I’ve picked up my phone 9 times. I did not turn off my phone or set it down within that time frame, and I did not have this problem before the update. Every other feature works as it should, so that’s a plus.
Love the app I can trade how much time I’m on my phone and I can get off of it.
free version mediocre 2/5
By parisa leigh
I really loved the old version of the app, used it everyday for 2 years.
Now, the app is still cool but it’s not as friendly for non-subscribers. I am a student so I cannot afford such an expensive subscription. $8/month wow! There’s no way to see when I pickup my phone anymore (I assume premium only) and the whole screen is filled with a bunch of graphs. The graphs are pretty but not as easy to understand.
Cooool... but, 4/5
Great app, I only have one issue, the app counts a “pickup” as every time the phone is unlocked, and since I have the iPhone X, my phone unlocks every time I glance at my phone, meaning every time I just look at the lock screen to check the time or see if I have a notification (which is often) it counts as a “pickup”.
Just wish I could know how many times I actually pick up my phone and browse
By Tod Smith PCT
Why do you need my location to track my screentime?
Last update is the worst 1/5
I was a huge fan till the last update and now it is completely an useless app !!! I Want the previous one !!
I was looking forward to using this app but unfortunately it doesn’t work. For instance it is 12:30 and I have played games, surfed the net, checked Facebook and emails all from my phone. I just looked to see how many pickups I had and time and both are zero. And yes the app is open in the background. Very disappointed. Maybe what I should have said is it works sometimes and sometimes not. I don’t understand why.
Will Power And Accountability Aid 5/5
Just what the doctor ordered! Has helped me be accountable to myself to be a more present and mindful friend, colleague, mother, and spouse.
Be careful with this app 2/5
Moment does a great job of recording screen usage and compiling the data into easy to understand metrics. The notifications can be a bit much at times but they can be turned off at any time. In terms of fulfilling its intended purpose to record screen time, this app does it very well. However, the app requires permission to track your phone at all times. Furthermore, it requires access to your photos for “battery screenshots”. The app has explanations as to why they need this information but their reasons don’t hold up when other similar apps can do the same thing without. I mean seriously, an app that just tracks my screen time somehow needs 24/7 location services and access to my photos? Its a shame because the app is very well made but the unnecessary grab for data completely turned me away.
annoying update 3/5
hard to use - after update , screeen touting new features and asking for this rating blocked access to the actual app!
Pea fashion 5/5
Do not buy premium version 1/5
I paid the $4 to get the premium version of the app, then was prevented from accessing it unless I agreed to sign up for their marketing emails. I just deleted the thing. Not worth the bother.
Data mining? 1/5
I can't figure out why this app needs to have location services on. Makes no sense to me.
New update 4/5
By Person that is rating this app
I loved it before the update bc it made me get off my phone. Now I always go over bc there is no alarm. Really disappointing.
used to be good 3/5
The new update is terrible,
The app was useful and easy to use but now....
Please make it like it used to be!
Don’t like the update 1/5
I paid the $4 or whatever for premium. That and the widget are the only reasons I’m keeping it after the new update. Too many changes that weren’t needed. I liked seeing all of my days of usage on the main screen. Now I don’t see other days at all besides today. Since the widget already says that I have no reason to even open the app.
They sell your location data 1/5
Update made things worse 1/5
Recent update has made this app completely unusable (alerts don’t go off at the proper time, sometimes app makes noises when phone is on silent - not a good look for being in an office environment). I’ve tried reinstalling, rebooting phone and no dice.
Edit: Now the app is just adding phantom pickups (I get a notification that I have 10 more pickups every few minutes when using my phone ... and not sleeping it a single time). Frustrating, inaccurate and useless.