Did you know it’s the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation – not heat – that causes skin cancer, as well as sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage?
Unlike the sun’s heat and light, we can’t see or feel UV rays. That means we usually don’t know when our skin is being damaged until it’s too late.
So how do you know when you need to protect your skin?
The free SunSmart app makes it simple, by providing you with sun protection times each day using forecast information from the Bureau of Meteorology and live UV data from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
Check the app each day – or set a handy alert – and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
*SunSmart is a free app developed by Cancer Council Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation. App data is limited to Australia.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Love the app
I’ve been trying to use more sunscreen and I am becoming more aware of the effects of the sun’s UV. This app was a great way to remind myself to apply every 2 hours (used to do it with in-build iPhone timer). I would really like for this reminder to have a sound option in case I miss any notifications though!
The app is really user-friendly too with things looking organised, elegant and with a playful design! I’m 22 and I find this app so amazing. I’m glad I found it. I reckon what would make this 5 stars is the sound option for the reminder and widget compatible so I can replace the apple weather one on the iPhone! More updates in news and education on suns UV rays and sunscreen would be amazing too!
I would be really encouraged and motivated with a consecutive day sunscreen counter. It would basically work to find out if I used sunscreen today and it would count the amount of days I’ve used it in a row! It could even incorporate rewards similar to the “Smoke Free” app.
Good to know what hours I should avoid being in the sun
But why does the app still not keep track of my location when I am travelling?
I have mobile data turned on, and I have location services enabled, but still I have to tell the app where I am. Sometimes it gets my location when I go away from home, but never returns me to my home location.
Perfect for Families and Early Childhood Professionals
I love this app, and have set my daily alerts to 8:30am. I even received them while on holiday in New Zealand! The UV updates as it goes up or down, without having to leave and come back to the app. Never had any issues with times of day, however I do have to manually change location, which is fine! One addition I’d love is smaller suburb options, as Sydney is a huge place so it may be different from Glebe to Manly Beach, for example. Or not? Anyway will continue to use & recommend this app!
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- 42.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11 or later.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.