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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 25.0.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Matt Kilgore ,

Good app, but some issues

I live in the United States, and it's not available here, but you can still ise it without redeeming points. This is great and all, but it requires location to make sure that you aren't using your phone, but I've never been prompted to allow location services, and when I click go to settings, there is nothing about location services. Basically I can't use the app right now, but I love the concept and the design.

Ruhma Aleem ,

The new update

Honestly the app is amazing! It helped a lot throughout my sixth form exams and kept me motivated but the recent update of not having the options for time limits is kind of not working for me.
eg. If I want to have a 1hr study session then there isn’t any option for it. It’s really in a continuous form now. Hence I have to use the timer along with this app, which really hinders it’s actual purpose.

I hope you guys revert the update soon or make more amends.

k. ozzy ,

The staff actually CARE ABOUT YOU!

My phone crashed the app when I was just about to get 100pts (not even the apps fault, possibly just my phone or general weirdness- that’s the only tech issue i’ve had otherwise its PERFECT) —- but I emailed staff and told them that it stressed me out and they send me the NICEST email and made up the points I can’t believe they actually care?! 10/10 I swear i’m addicted to not touching my phone because i’m so competitive with my school scoreboard lol

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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