With so many apps available on the Google Play Store, it is only natural to lose track of time, install one app after another and realize that your days are being spent just staring at your Android smart phone. If you do not want to become one of those people who even cross the road while looking at their phone screen, smiling and completely oblivious to the cars and vans rushing past them on the road, then you can use the free Quality Time app for Android, The app keeps a close watch on your app usage in your phone, so that you can know which apps you use most and how many hours you are spending using them every day, week or month.
After you have installed the Quality Time app, it will start to accumulate data about your app usage. So after installing, you should wait for a few hours before you can look up your app usage statistics. As you launch the Quality Time app, it will show you the daily app statistics – which apps were used for how long, how many times screen was unlocked, and the app usage frequency.
You can swipe down the screen to see your daily app usage summary. Swiping down the screen once more will display the weekly usage statistics. Swiping down yet one more time shall reveal the similar stats for the whole month.
Other than this basic information about how much, how many and which of the apps you have been using in your smart phone, it also has a feature called “Take a Break” that can prevent you from using apps and thus give you a break so that you do something else in your day too. This feature locks you out of your device and lets you use only the basic phone functions for a pre-specified period of time.
Conclusion: The Quality Time app can help you get rid of your addiction of apps that are taking more than a healthy share of your daily life. Like most people, if you think you are using the apps only for a few minutes, then you can use the Quality Time app to find out how many hours these apps are demanding everyday.
You can get the Quality Time app for Android from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerodesktop.appdetox.qualitytime.