Stay off your phone and focused on work! Start a session and the app will send you funny and inspirational notifications when you get distracted. Limit your phone usage!
Set a timer length and then push the start button. Now anytime you leave the app while the timer is still active you will be sent funny and inspirational notifications every 2 – 10 seconds. This will happen every time you leave the app until the timer is back to zero.
These notifications help you stay focused by making it harder to use your phone for things like social media and texting as well as reminding you that you shouldn’t be on your phone. Staying off your phone and eliminating distractions has never been this easy.
Limiting your phone usage allows you to focus on important things like homework, studying, reading, or even just being present in your daily life with friends and family.
SCHEDULE SESSIONS – Schedule sessions in advance by setting a time during the day, choosing whether you want them to repeat on certain days of the week, and setting a duration. Want to be off your phone at 8am Monday thru Friday for 4 hours? Done. Easy peasy.
TAGS – Set up to three tags for each session. These tags allow you to keep track of what you worked on during the time you were off your phone. You can then check how often and for how many hours/minutes you have used these tags.
NOTIFICATIONS – The notifications are what keeps you focused and off your phone. You can customize the frequency and theme of them. You can set the frequency anywhere from 2 to 10 seconds. You can also change the text of the notifications to various fun themes such as movie quotes, inspirational quotes, or you can make them mean to give you that extra bit of inspiration to get back to work.
HISTORY – At any time you can check the history of sessions to see what you worked on in the past. You’ll see when you were off your phone and what you did while off of it.
EMERGENCY OFF – Emergencies come up, you probably don’t want to be yelled at by your phone for being on it when an emergency comes up. That’s why we created an emergency off button. This will turn off ALL notifications from the app for 5 minutes.
What are you waiting for? Download the app and become more productive.
Some of the icons in this app were made by Freepik, Roundicons, Smashicons, and Prosymbols from flaticon.com
- Updated for iOS 14.5
- Occasional crash caused when notifications for the app are turned off
- Restore purchase issues with new themes
Have a suggestion for the next update? Send us an email at GetOffYourPhoneApp@gmail.com
Ratings and Reviews
It’s a great thing to use, but I think it’s ABSURD that the emergency off is for premium. I had a call with my boss and it kept vibrating and they said “what’s that noise” and all I could say was “it’s an app telling me to get off my phone” and they asked why I didn’t turn it off and I told them. He chuckled and said it was stupid (he’s a bit younger -older than me though- so he laughs at lots of things) And all we could do was laugh and hear a vibrating whenever we were trying to talk about work because you thought we needed to PAY to turn it off. It’s called an EMERGENCY BUTTON for a reason I’m sure? Correct me if I’m wrong. 🙄
Developer Response ,
Wow! I’m sorry to hear about that awkward interaction with your boss. I never thought about that possibility before. I’m glad they were a good sport about it but I’m sorry that happened. You’re right though, that seems like an oversight by me to make it a premium only feature. After your comment I’m already looking into ways I can make it shutoff for all users as soon as they get an incoming call.
Thanks for leaving a review and letting me know about what happened. If you have any more comments or suggestions feel free to email me at GetOffYourPhoneApp@gmail.com
Useful product, good customer service
This app does what it says. I find it very useful for stopping my growing habit of looking at my phone instinctively when I’m bored or distracted. After using this app, I’m more thoughtful and deliberate about how much and why I am using my phone and I’m already setting better phone use habits. My phone is returning to its rightful place as a useful tool instead of a time waster.
After trying the free version 1.0.1 , I purchased the premium upgrade with themes. However, after the purchase I still could not access the premium features. The developer was quick to communicate with me when I requested help. When the suggested solutions did not work, the developer had an an upgrade available in less than 24 hours that fixed the problem.
After using the app, I think one great improvement would be to allow the user to schedule the app to begin at a certain time in the future or to operate at certain times on certain days of the week. This would allow the user to schedule the app to operate during the times of day when overuse is tempting, without the user having to pick up the phone and operate it at that time even for the purpose of turning on this app.
It’s so annoying that it makes you get off your phone. I bought premium version to schedule sessions. I’m bad about saying I will get off at certain times of the day but find myself wasting more time. Love the fact it doesn’t lock you out of your phone, just annoys you till you give up and put the phone down.
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- Daniel Blackwell
- 27.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Unlock Premium and All Themes $2.99
- Unlock Premium $1.99
- Motivational Theme $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.