Works well and has big impact
By scott regan
I never write reviews but I will chime in on Checky I’ve found after a week I’m reducing mindless checking of phone and saving quite a bit of battery life during the day as a good side effect.
This app works quite well, much better than other ‘trackers’ I’ve seen which require explicit start/stop/pause. This app works quite well in the background . I’d like to see them add more options and (such as, if you check to get a phone call, you could exclude that one in the count) and keeping track of stats longer than a week.
Overall great, I’ll keep using it for sure.
Caution: the app won’t work if you disable the location service
By Jessica Snow
If you just want to know how many times you check your phone each day, this app does a good job. Showing you exactly how many times are you swiped your phone open to check messages, respond to notifications. However, you need to enable your location service all the time. Even if this app is just running in the background, it’s tracks your location all the time. Once you disable the locator service the app stopped working. This is very annoying and unnecessary which is why I decided to uninstall the app.
Verdict: if you want an app just tell you how many times you check your phone, do not mind the location service being on 24/7, . Then this app is for you.
Does one job and does it well!
Very nice. Simplicity is great! Awareness of how often you check your phone is an important step of decreasing unnecessary time spent on it. For those who question about location tracking- they use location services so that it can constantly run in the background.
Good idea, terrible execution
I don’t write reviews but this app is really frustrating. I have an iPhone 7 Plus. This app is difficult to use, doesn’t count unless location services are fully on for it, which results in the app needing to be open at all times to track. This then results in having a blue nav banner at the top of your screen that doesn’t go away without closing the app completely, and that burns your battery like crazy when it’s on. Finally, it didn’t event count accurately. Would not recommend. Needs a lot of R&D.
Could be, but...
Why the location enabled service? I don't need to know where I opened my phone. Maybe if it didn't locate then none of the data could go back the app maker. I don't mean "data" as in personal but perhaps the app maker wants to sell ads on the bottom and they can use impressions as a way to prove viability. Ah..give me an option to pay. Rather you charge me for it.
By use this to purchase
I’ve had this app for a little over a week now and i thought it was going to be very useful. The only notification i turned off was, “notify me when stops running”. Obviously, i have used and checked my phone at least 10 times yesterday. I have checked everyday and the results aren’t even budging. Still telling me 0 for everyday. Clearly this is working and isn’t worth my time. Just thought i should put out my honest opinion instead of making someone waste their space like i did.
I do suggest this app for people that want to see how many times they turn on their phone, but this app doesn't have everything. It's nice & all & I don't think that loosing battery is a big problem but, I would like to knoe how many HOURS I SPEND on my PHONE. So, if this were to be updated, please add that into this app. I think it would be great.
It works but....
By SyFy geek
The app does what it says it will but unfortunately the battery usage was too much. The constant need to GPS almost killed my phone battery half way through my day when a full charge would normally last all day. I don't see the need to have it track you when all it should do is keep track of how many times you use your phone.
Why do you need my location??
Quite frankly, I do not want anyone, especially not a giant corporation, to know exactly where I am and exactly where I was at any point in time. Every, and I mean every, passive time-tracking app I have tried has required location services to be on at all times. Why does it even need my location? Why is there no option for it not to track my location and just how many times I check my phone? Come on.
Answers A Good Question
This app is pretty cool, yesterday I checked my phone 115 times.. Kind of eye opening for me. I did that unlock motion 115 separate times. Anyways, I think two very cool features to make this app even better would be; Map of unlocks for the previous day, or days, instead of just today; Average recorded unlocks of all users.