**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

3.2 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mustache0 ,

Could be Better

So far I’ve used this app for around a month and it does a good job in allowing me to track my hours on my desktop/laptop. However, with this recent update that allows “device tracking”, it isn’t what I thought it would be like. For some reason you must have location tracking on at all times in order to track your time. Also, it can’t even do that correctly. When I checked my phone at the end of the day it said I had no time on my device which was definitely wrong as shown on my apple screen time. Even then, there is no option so far to categorize the time on my phone. Right now, this new feature doesn’t add anything, but for tracking time on desktop it’s fine.

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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