How to find out how many times a day you check your smartphone (Android, iOS)

How to find out how many times a day you check your smartphone (Android, iOS)
If you think you may be addicted to your smartphone, you can now actually find out if you’re checking your beloved device too many times a day. More exactly, you can do that if you have an iPhone, or an Android handset (sorry, Windows Phone users).

While most of us know that we’re checking our smartphone(s) quite a lot, we can’t tell exactly how many times we’re doing it. Well, there are apps that can help us with that.

The first app that we’re presenting is called Checky, and is available as a free download on Android and iOS. It’s a simple app that basically keeps track of each time you’re checking your handset, allowing you to share your daily numbers with friends. Checky for iOS has an extra feature (which can’t be found on Android yet), providing a map that shows you where you checked your iPhone throughout the day.

Another app, called Moment (and released earlier this year), lets you know how many times you’re picking up your device, as well as how much time (in minutes) you’re using it. Moreover, you can set "daily limits" with reminders for each time you’re using your device more than you’d want to. Unfortunately, Moment is currently available only on iOS (for $4.99 - although initially it was free), with an Android version apparently coming soon.

The bottom line: to see how many times a day you're checking your smartphone, download Checky and / or Moment at the source links below, and let them do their magic. 

Do you think these kinds of apps can help you in any way? Let us know in the comments!


sources: Checky (Android, iOS), Moment (iOS)

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12 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll probably score over 500 at least. Between Snapchat, iMessage and Facebook, I know for sure it's a lot.

3. Busyboy unregistered

Haha same. Probably even 1000 for me. Mainly instagram, BBM and snapchat for me

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Between ESPN, Facebook, PhoneArena, CNN, USAToday, Smartnew, Flipboard, Twitter, email and a few others. I'd say at least 300-400 times a day, maybe more. Texting too.

4. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I don't even want to know! Lol

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

WTF an app for checking how many times you checked your phone?

6. murdza

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Active notifications FTW

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Gonna test it tomorrow, posting results if I dont forget hehehe

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

who pays $5 for an app like this?

10. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You can get it for free.

9. HildyJ

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Checking implies I've put it away for some reason.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wow this is just the app I need. While I love technology and generally whatever device I'm using I see the need to prioritize my life and not allow the constant connectivity and social activity of every day to steal precious time from the things that truly matter at the end of the day. Will be a day one install for me.

12. memerandroid

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

lol!!!!! I even take it out of my pocket just to see what time it is!!! not even count notifications

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