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Focus on things that matter

Hold AS

    • 4.1 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free

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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 NORWAY and the UK

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?

Listen to playlists especially curated by Universal Music featuring artists like Aurora, Ludovico Einaudi, Bastille or discover brand new music with our Album Listening Party in the LISTEN activity which we’re launching every Friday!

Use your points to unlock great rewards and music related coupons, you deserve some treats! Available in NORWAY and the UK.

Want to compete against your friends? Check out the Leaderboard. 

See how you're progressing towards your goal.

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 42.0.0

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Hill19473 ,

Great overall

Really great to track time I spend studying, and I like the 20 minute points system as it ties in well with when I like to take breaks. As with other reviews, the redeeming points system now seems quite pointless and I’d rather it change to another format if there isn’t going to be any new ways to redeem soon. I’m also experiencing a bug; a lot of times when I press ‘start’ on the hold, it automatically ends. It seems to either end suddenly or skip to 2 seconds in. So often when I’ve gone back to end the hold, it never even started. This is annoying. So I usually have to wait 5 seconds every time to double check it’s all working - not timely, just a bit eh.

Xylophone the snake 🍻🍻🍻 ,

Rewards are lacking

This app is absolutely amazing for me! It truly makes me stop using my phone and I’ve done so much more work than I ever have done before because unfortunately I’m so addicted to my phone!
However, I’m rating this app a 3/5 stars due to the lack of rewards. I love how u can donate to charity I think that’s an amazing reward. But the other rewards r of no interest to me whatsoever. I don’t need a fitness app or protein shakes etc and the other rewards are things that u can probably get online for free or very cheap anyway. So they’re very disappointing and for some people, those rewards will be the only thing they get off their phone for. So for this app to actually work for more people, better rewards need to be provided in my opinion.
But I would highly recommend this app to people, like I have to all my friends. But to motivate people more, rewards need to be better. And you should be able to donate to more charities, and more than once a week. And I don’t know if the money is actually going to the charity or not.

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Hold AS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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