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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 17.0.0

Some UX improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
910 Ratings

910 Ratings

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.

Shakalakahoomboom ,

Get this app if you constantly grab your phone whilst trying to be productive :)

I really love this app as it helps keep me off my phone when I’m trying to study, and you can then get rewards from points you add up :)
However I’m now on an 11 day streak and it won’t let me hold. Every time I hold, I’ll come back to my phone after a few mins and the timer will have gone- as if I never started one. The most annoying thing is when I’ll have done a 1 hour session and then come back to find no points. Also the colours of the different options you can hold on (drive, relax, eat, etc) have all gone weird.


Hold AS
65.1 MB

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



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  • Family Sharing

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

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