RescueTime 4+

For ideal work-life balance


    • 3.1 • 29 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**RescueTime for iOS is designed to pair with our powerful desktop time management app.**
Over the past 10 years, RescueTime’s desktop app has helped 2.5 million people understand how they spend their time, block distractions, and become more productive.

Once you download the app on your iPhone or iPad, we’ll send you instructions on how to set up our free desktop app.

>> Track Mobile Time
Track your total daily screen time and pickups throughout the day.

>> Daily Screen Time Goals + Alerts
Set a daily mobile time goal and get real-time alerts when you’re spending too much time scrolling.

>> Weekly Reports
Track your progress over time and build a better phone habit!

>> Total Privacy
Location data is stored locally on your device and never shared.

>> See All Your Desktop RescueTime Data Right on Your Phone
RescueTime’s main app is a powerful desktop time tracker and productivity tool that shows you the exact time you’ve spent on websites, apps, and projects and how productive you’re being. Once you connect your account, you’ll be able to see all this data and more right from your phone!

(Note: Due to Apple restrictions RescueTime can’t track your time spent on apps and websites on your phone.)

>> Track Daily Goals in Desktop Apps and Sites
Set and track daily goals for things like writing, designing, coding, and more. We’ll automatically track your time (no data entry required!) and let you know when you hit your goals.

>> Real-Time Nudges to Stay Focused and Productive
We’ll send you quick messages when you get distracted and help guide you back to focus.

>> Support, Privacy, and More
You have total control over what RescueTime tracks and when. If you have any questions, our support team is here to help. Just send an email to

>>Terms of Service
This app offers optional in-app purchases with auto-renewing monthly and annual subscriptions. For more information about our terms of service, go here:

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Fixed layout of subscription page on iPhone SE-sized screens.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Chris011200 ,

Huge battery life hog

The app is decent, but note that it is a massive battery hog. It runs 24/7 in the background even if the screen is off. I was always wondering why my iPad was always dead after a couple of days of no use, and it’s because of this app!

I don’t understand why developers don’t disable this when the screen is off, there isn’t anything to track anyways.

EricRhysTaylor ,

Extremely inaccurate for iPhone Time

I like the desktop RescueTime application but the app for the phone does not work very well. It doesn’t tell you anything about which apps are using time and it requires GPS data so that it can tell you where you pick the phone up which I do not care about and would rather it did not force me to have to enable. It is also wildly inaccurate when it comes to the amount of time the phone has been used. Apple’s Screen Time shows I’ve used my phone for one hour today where as Rescuetime says I’ve only used it for 19 minutes - totally wrong.

bphing ,

Fitbit for your work time

I might be biased but I’ve been using RescueTime since 2008 to keep a healthy work pace, focus better, avoid distractions, and know when to stop working too much. I really think of it like a sleep tracker or a mindfulness meter and it keeps me on track- especially working remote / from home.

App Privacy

The developer, RescueTime, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Other Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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