BePresent: Screen Time Tracker 4+

Phone App Time Limit & Blocker

Screen Detox Inc

    • 4.7 • 463 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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BePresent is the #1 app to control your screen time and supercharge your productivity, mental health, and quality of life. Experience life beyond the screen as you reclaim Your Time and earn rewards that improve your life with BePresent!

25 years. That’s the average time you will spend on your phone.

With a combination of app blocking, gamification, social competition with friends, and real-life rewards, you will reclaim YEARS of your life like thousands of BePresent members already have.

We know you’ve tried to solve this problem before. But we’re not like other screen time apps.


• “I was able to go from 7+ hours per day to less than 2 hours! 10/10 would recommend” - Andrew M.

• “FINALLY an app that actually curbs my screen addiction instead of time limits that I just ignore!” - Gina V.

• “I’ve tried everything but nothing has worked. I almost gave up before I used BePresent! Thank god I tried it as I’ve reduced my screen time by over 3 hours a day!” - Jack W.

Download now to experience life to the fullest.

Instead of annoying app blockers or time limits, BePresent makes it fun and easy to stay off your phone.


[ BePresent App Blocking Sessions - Individual, Group, & BEAST MODE ]

• Dive into Present Sessions! Dedicate breaks from screens, whether it's a focused study session or a no-phone night out. Team up with friends for Group Sessions and joint tech time-outs. Share updates, cheer, and keep one another accountable—all from within the app. Need a stringent break? Enter BEAST MODE, ensuring unwavering commitment

[ Set Daily Goals and Build Your Streak ]

• Choose your digital boundaries. Maintain your streak by sticking to set screen time limits. Back your commitment with a monetary stake — overshoot, and that stake's gone. Customize reminders and design your journey to digital well-being.

[ Compete on Weekly Leaderboards and Challenge Your Friends]

• Show off your productivity prowess by competing against others on weekly leaderboards. Advance tiers so you’ll feel like a productivity superhero every day. Practicing mindful phone habits has never been so motivating and rewarding!

[ Earn Real-Life Rewards ]

• The ultimate motivation - earn points you can redeem for real-life rewards by limiting your screen time. Best of all, your rewards will also improve your life. Learn to meditate with a premium Headspace subscription. Redeem free workout classes with ClassPass. Schedule discounted therapy sessions with BetterHelp. Earn these rewards and more all by staying off your phone.

[ Never Doomscroll Again ]

• Set hourly scrolling awareness reminders so you never lose track of time doomscrolling again

[ Time Tracking & Daily Reports ]

• Measure the moments you're truly present. Access daily and weekly breakdowns, complemented by a comprehensive day-before report, amplifying your adherence to reality.

[ Improve Your Well-Being ]

• By reducing screen time, you'll improve your overall well-being and gain access to educational content that explains how reducing screen time can benefit you in multiple ways. Learn how to manage ADHD better, improve your mental health, and be more present with your loved ones, all while improving your sleep and becoming less distracted.

[ Complete Privacy and Data Security ]

• Data dignity, delivered. All of your data is private and safe with Apple’s Screen Time API. We do not have access to any specific content you access on your iPhone, and none of your personal data ever leaves your device.


Questions or feedback? Reach us at or shoot an email at Let's journey to mindful tech use together.

Note: All rewards are sponsored by BePresent and our partners. Apple does not sponsor any of the in-app rewards.
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What’s New

Version 0.17.40

We made improvements and squashed bugs to make BePresent better for you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

susienova ,

Developers care about the experience

I was having a few issues with the app and had a complete melt down. The developer not only reached out with a fix but also took the information and used it to fix the glitch!
This app really helped me with my doom scrolling problem and made me realize dropping into a black hole of miserable online news stories doesn’t have to be how my morning begins.
My two bits of advice are to just start with a few apps to freeze in the beginning and build on that instead of jumping into the deep end of the detox all at once and review carefully the steps to restore disabled apps in case you suddenly need to use one for work or something so you aren’t panicking in the moment.
I do believe this app can really help folks and I got more productivity out of my day overall by blocking specific apps routinely.

Developer Response ,

We're so glad the app has helped! Thank you for your feedback and we're always here to help :)

ghanisbuli ,

It’s Okay

I’ll probably continue looking for an app that works better. 1) Having to unblock whole categories of apps is not helpful. For instance, I need to listen to things while working. Sometimes music, sometimes podcasts that are only available on certain streaming platforms. But I don’t want to unblock all entertainment because then I’ll have access to things like Instagram and Reddit, which I really do want to block. I don’t want my streaming to count against my screentime because I’m not even looking at my phone. Allegedly this is an Apple issue, but the app still made it seem like if I paid for it, I would have control over what I block. 2) There aren’t actual rewards. There are advertisements. The only “reward,” besides enhanced productivity and reduced reliance on my phone, is the accrual of points, which is skewed due to item 1 above. 3) The schedules don’t work well. Sometimes they block apps, sometimes they don’t. I do all of my blocking manually. 4) There aren’t extra points for going over your blocking session. This actually ENCOURAGES me to interact with my phone more because if I want to maximize points, I have to start a new blocking session as soon as one finishes. Why not check a few apps while things are unblocked, right?!
The app has promise, but definite room for improvement here.

Developer Response ,

Hi Ghanisbuli - thank you for your feedback! It's very helpful. To respond to your points 1) you can unblock specific apps! To do so, you need to go to your phones Settings > Screen Time > Always allowed and add any apps you want unblocked there. However, if you're referring to apps counting towards screen time (not blocking) then you're right. 2) Valid. To some people these rewards are still motivating, but we are working on creating better partnerships. 3) This should be fixed in the newest release! If you haven't updated please do. 4) Interesting!! That makes sense and is something we'll probably change to alter user behavior! Again thanks for the feedback. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

jeftay ,


My screen time often doesn’t update at all, even after refreshing. As this is the reason for this apps existence, it’s hard to recommend it. Beyond that, the “rewards” all seem to be just promotions that the companies are already offering to get you to sign up. Whoop already offers a free month and a free hand to new users, Headspace offers a free month to new users, and so forth. I really want to like this app, as the idea behind it is great, but it - itself - is not great. Update: beyond all the above issues, it turns out that even the timer doesn’t work correctly. Yesterday I definitely went over my limit for screen time, but this morning the app congratulated me for staying under my goal. As to why it has so many good reviews — I got an email from them saying I’d be entered in a contest in exchange for a five star review. Avoid this garbage app.

And the response from the developer didn’t address any of the other issues with this app. Namely that they’re bribing people for 5 star reviews and all the “awards” you can get are actually promotions that are already offered by the companies. The idea for the app is good, but the execution is a lie and should be called out as such.

Developer Response ,

Hi Jef - we're sorry you're experiencing this! Unfortunately, screen time not updating even after refreshing was a bug on Apple's end related to day light savings time. We have released an updated version of the app fixing this bug. Please update your app and the issue will be resolved!

App Privacy

The developer, Screen Detox Inc, 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

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

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