By Brad Beckstrom
I’ve been playing with the screen time tracker on my iPhone. Apple recently introduced screen time tracking in response to legitimate public concern about rampant addiction to looking at our iPhones.
Apple hid this app in the settings section so if you look for it on your home screen or search bar you won’t see it. You need to go to settings and search for it. I really don’t feel there’s enough data in there for me to decide if I have a smartphone problem but I should keep an eye on it. Actually, I already know I have a smartphone problem. I really don’t need another app to tell me about this. I just want to manage it.
I knew excessive screen time was a problem a few years ago when I started routinely seeing people driving while looking at their phones. My family and I on our way to vacation even saw someone reclined in the driver’s seat looking up at their smartphone. They were driving and flicking and driving! I blew my horn at them and I never blow my horn. Take that, flicker. They looked up briefly and went right back to their phone.