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Hold is an app that rewards you for not using your phone. Getting distracted by all those notifications? Frustrated that you can’t focus? Put your phone on HOLD, earn rewards and compete with your friends.
“Digital technology invades our privacy and is all-consuming. These geeks want to save us from it” The Times
REWARDS available in UK & NORWAY

When looking for a productivity boost, simply start Hold. Our technique helps you concentrate and stops your habit of constantly checking your phone.

Every interval of 20 minutes you're not using your phone you earn 10 points. Can you do that?

Use your points to unlock great rewards and all kinds of coupons, you deserve some treats! Available in UK & NORWAY.

Wanna compete against your friends? Check out the Leaderboard!

See how you're progressing towards your goal.

Give yourself a boost, unplug and become the person you always wanted to be.

Our mission is to help you develop a healthy relationship with technology.

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This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Apple Inc. Contest prizes are not Apple Inc. products.
Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest will be directed to Hold AS, not Apple Inc.

What’s New

Version 14.0.0

This update improves the reliability of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
789 Ratings

789 Ratings

thisghoul ,


A really interesting idea for an app! I’ve had the app for about a month and quickly got enough points to get the ‘free’ phone camera lenses, you do have to pay postage so it’s not really free but it’s still a deal so 🤷🏻‍♂️ So far I’ve found the rewards quite limited, I have no interest in subscription bids and the free cinema popcorn are for cinemas that aren’t in my town so I’m hopping more rewards get added 🤞🏻🤞🏻 free coffees from places like Starbucks/Costa/Nero word be great 😉 I was however really excited to see that ‘support mental health research’ is coming soon as that is something extremely close to me and I can’t wait to be able to spend my points on that!!

Zozosquidgey ,


What’s happened to the rewards? Charging me 100 points for a “free” camera lens (which you of course have to pay 3.49 quid for shipping 😒 so free my a*** lol) leads you to a website that kinda lowkey looks like those “fake promises and I’ll give you a virus” type site asking for my personal info (okay. Lol) and it’s not even a website I needed to pay points to access either so 🤷🏼‍♀️

The rest of the things is discounts on things you have to pay a lot for monthly, like pointless snack/gym/business expenditures. Some rewards are alright, I guess free popcorn and fiver ticket at a Cinema that’s nowhere near me is okay for others lol

The only very good rewards, that actually feel worthwhile, is the one that rewards with giving resources to third world countries. That is 2nd only reason I keep using it at the moment. The 1st is it motivates to keep me off the phone, so does what it says on the tin for sure!

Developer Response ,

We're happy to hear that Hold motivates you to keep off your phone and focus on the things that matter to you. Be assured that we're always working hard to find and provide you with the best rewards.

TifeOlakunri ,


This app is honestly great! It’s what the few good people in the world do, create an app that can honestly make a big difference. I also love how it doesn’t let you hold at night, so people can’t take advantage of the app. This app has really helped me cure my “phone addiction”! I also wanted to say though, my one problem: the gift(the camera lenses) I think the website is a scam. I can’t explain it but whenever I type in my card details and address and etc, once I press the order button, it stops working. I generally think though, that this app is great and it is something that can make a big impacts in people’s lives.


Hold AS
66.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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