See how much time you’re wasting on your phone with this hidden iOS trick

See how much time you're wasting on your phone with this hidden iOS trick

We’re all guilty of spending too much time glued to our phone screens.

But how much time do we actually spend on our smartphones every day?

Thanks to a secret feature in iOS, there’s an easy way for iPhone users to find out. Best of all, you can discover which activities — whether it’s texting friends or browsing Facebook— are taking up the most time.

Scroll down and follow the simple steps below to learn your true screen time. But beware: the results might make you want to chuck your phone out of the nearest window.

Head into your settings and open the battery tab.


This screen will appear underneath “battery life suggestions” and takes a few seconds to load. It will only show battery percentages at first so click the clock in the top corner to see your activity.

You can view usage in the past seven days or 24 hours. As you can see here, I’ve managed to spend a whopping 20 minutes texting in the past day and 12 minutes on Snapchat. The first number is how much time you’ve actually spent on the app, and the second is how much time the app has been been lurking in the background. The list is still sorted by battery usage, so make sure to scroll down for a complete list. If you dare, add it all up for a scary look at your own phones habits.

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