Apple’s new app is designed to help you use their tech less | Tech News

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APPLE wants to help you use its tech less. A new app called Screen Time will show iPhone and iPad users how many notifications they receive, how often they pick up their device and how much time they spend on different apps. It will then compare each of these to the average.

With Screen Time, people will be able to set daily time limits for individual apps, to avoid spending too long on social media, for example.

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Parents will be able to access reports on their children’s activity from their own devices, helping them to control how their kids spend their time.

Apple’s Craig Federighi announced Screen Time this week at its annual developer conference in California (pictured below). It will be available later this year.

Last month, Google revealed a similar set of tools for its mobile operating system Android.

Apple also announced tools at its conference to improve privacy by making it more difficult for other companies to track users online.

This article appeared in print under the headline “Apple’s plan to help your digital detox”

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