You may have noticed that the bulk of the apps available are targeted toward parental controls if you’ve ever looked for one to help you set a screen time limit. Adults are increasingly trying full-on digital detoxes and finding other ways to spend less time on their phones. And even though iPhone users have Apple’s Screen Time option and Android users have Google’s Digital Wellbeing tool, we’re so enamored with our phones that setting these basic app limitations isn’t often enough to actually unplug. The benefits of putting down your phone and being present will make it all worthwhile, even though cutting back on phone use may seem like an impossible feat. The top four free applications for reducing screen time are shown below.

The cutest screen-restriction software available, Flora, requires you to plant a fictitious tree (alone or with pals) every time you set your 25-minute timer. The tree is killed if the person who planted it touches their phone. You can also sign up for the Flora Care program, which, once you’ve completed your target number of concentrated hours, actually plants trees.

Compared to other apps, the Flipd app provides a more diversified experience because it doubles as a screen-restricting and contemplative software. You can connect with and challenge your friends on it, and it has a Wellness Hub where you can listen to calming music, white noise, or motivational audio tracks. It also comes with a timer and a Focus Lock to help you avoid distractions. Find your phone/life balance is the tagline of the Space app. You first take a quiz to determine your phone usage style and the areas you need to improve. Then you may compare your numbers with friends or others around the world, establish objectives, and monitor your progress. It also includes a section with inspirational tools to keep you motivated.

The moment also offers digital detox counseling so you may successfully break your old habits and make sure the new ones stick, in addition to tracking your usage and learning small habit modifications. To hold each other accountable, you can work together with friends and family and watch each other’s usage.

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