Want to optimize sunburn-free tanning time? Or, minimize UV (ultraviolet) intake from sunlight? Sola is the tanning app that calculates and tracks how much sun exposure you are getting based on current UV index forecast, your skin type, any existing tan, sunscreen SPF, and whether you change sides regularly when you sunbathe.

Sola features a convenient Timer that reminds you when to flip over, re-apply sunscreen, and when your suntanning session is over.

It also comes with an Apple Watch extension so that you can manage your UV exposure right on your wrist.

Sola optionally integrates with HealthKit, specifically to read your Fitzpatrick Skin Type and to keep track of UV index that you were exposed to.

Lastly, thanks to its monochrome themes, you can actually interact with the app in bright sunlight, especially if you are wearing sunglasses.


Sola is designed to provide helpful information, to the best of the developer's knowledge and scientific research, about the extent of exposure to solar UV radiation considering various factors such as skin type, existing tan, location, UV light intensity, applied sunscreen, and so on.

However, such information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, as replacement for common sense, independent mature judgement, or healthcare advice.

To the maximum extent allowed by law, the developer shall not be held responsible or liable for any damage or consequences from any action by any person in connection to using or inability to use this app.

What’s New

Version 1.18

I constantly listen to your feedback and make every effort to improve user experience with Sola.
All previously reported issues have been resolved. I hope you give this tanning app a try.
Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Yukimoba ,

Very Helpful!

Sooo much better than just using the UV rating from weather app! This app helps me plan an exposure and prevent burns. I usually fry myself early in the season - and this year I haven’t! I appreciate the science behind the calculations. Based on my experience they seem to be right on.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the positive review, Yukimoba!

krickettbug ,


I’ve been using this app not for tanning but for my newborn and sun/UV exposure. It’s been fantastic. I had a few “hick-ups” at first but the app support was amazing and worked helping me figure everything out!!!

I 100% suggest using this app!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback!

irinalitov7 ,

Cool app

I like this app so much. Whoever developed it put a lot of effort into it. I have to be very careful in the sun and now thanks to it I know that I am not overexposing myself to too much of UV. It should be part of every dermatologist’s advice to install this app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your positive review!


BrightMatter LLC
22.9 MB

Requires iOS 13.2 and watchOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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