TimeLimit.io

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3.7
305 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
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About this app

Flexible

Apps are grouped to categories (a category can contain one or multiple App).

You can chose per category at which times it should be allowed. This allows preventing playing games too late.

Additionally, you can configure time limit rules. These rules limit the total usage duration at one day or over multiple days (e.g. a weekend). It is possible to combine both, e.g. 2 hours per week end day, but in total only 3 hours.

Moreover, there is the possibility to set an extra time. This allows using something longer than regulary once. This can be used as bonus. There is additionally the option to disable all time limits temporarily (e.g. for the whole day or an hour).

Multi user support

There is the scenario that one device is used by exactly one user. However, with tablets, there are often multiple possible users. Due to that, it is possible to create multiple user profiles in TimeLimit. Each user has got different settings and time counters. There are two kinds of users: parents and children. If a parent was chosen as user, then there are no restrictions. Parents can chose any other user as current user. Children can only chose themselves as current user.

Multi device support

There are scenarios in which one user has got multiple devices. Instead of time limits per device and splitting the limits across the devices, it is possible to assign one user to multiple devices.
Then the usage durations are counted together and allowing an App automatically affects all devices. Depending on the settings, only one device per time can be used or multiple devices at the same time. However, un the second case, it is possible to use more time than available e.g. at connection interruptions.

Connected

It is possible to view and change settings from any linked device. This connection is possible - if wanted - using your server.

Notes

Some features cost money if you don't use your own server. These features cost 1 € per month/ 10 € per year (in Germany).

TimeLimit does not work good at some smartphone brands (mostly Huawei and Wiko). With the correct settings, it can work better. But better is not good.

If it "does not work": This can be caused by power saving features. You can find at https://dontkillmyapp.com/ how you can disable these features. Get in touch with the support if that does not help.

TimeLimit uses the permission for the usage stats access. This is only used to detect the currently used App. Based on the currently used App, the App is blocked, allowed, or the remaining time is calculated.

The device admin permission is used to detect an uninstallation of TimeLimit.

TimeLimit uses the notification access to block notifications of blocked apps and to count and block background playback. Notifications and their contents are not saved.

TimeLimit uses an accessibility service to press the home button before showing the lock screen. This fixes blocking in some cases. Moreover, this allows opening the lockscreen at newer Android versions.

TimeLimit uses the permission "draw over other Apps" to allow opening the lockscreen at newer android versions and to overlay blocked Apps until the lockscreen is launched.

TimeLimit uses the location access to detect the used WiFi network and allow/ block Apps depending on it and your settings. The location access is not used otherwise.
Updated on
Aug 2, 2022

Data safety

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3.7
305 reviews
محمد رمضان
June 7, 2022
Screen on time limit for phone all categories ? 🔴 Edit 🔴 I searched in advance settings But I didn't found parent category May be cause I use the local mode Some options need more Clarification But the app has fantastic customization Thanks ❤️❤️ If I can make screen on time limit for my phone, l will be more grateful for you ❤️❤️❤️
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JoLo Software
June 7, 2022
This is available in the local mode, too. The advanced settings contain the extra time, the battery limit, the time warnings, the category for unassigned Apps and after that the parent category option.
Dallas DeBruin
March 22, 2022
Was using Appdetox, as it was the only one in the market that let me limit usage to say 5 minutes an hour. I want to use my phone, but in short bursts, not binges. Time limit is my only option now with android 11+. Thank you developers!!!
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Lejla Omerovic
November 13, 2020
I use this on my kids Amazon fire and I think it is awesome. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that it occasionaly stop counting time and I get notification "TimeLimit in internal whitelist". Could you please describe why is this happening and how to prevent it. And also how to fix it without uninstall, remove, install, setup all. Thanks! Update : I am editing to 5 stars because of awesome support on my issue.
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JoLo Software
November 13, 2020
You should send a mail to the support to get help. You can find the mail address in the store entry and at the about screen within TimeLimit. The reviews are no channel to the support.

What's new

- add support for using U2F tokens to sign in as parent user (only using NFC and only in the local mode)
- new encoding for the synchronization of the list of the installed Apps