Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The app that notifies you of your phone addiction


Are you tempted to check your messages over dinner? Have you missed real-life conversations because you're buried into emails and social media on your phone?

Now a new iOS app lets you track how much you use your phone in the hope of bringing a balance to the time we spend on our mobiles and in real-life.

The app called Moment was created by iOS developer, Kevin Holesh, when he found himself using his phone at the expense of real-life interactions.

Once Moment is downloaded onto your iPhone and you've set a daily limit on yourself, you supposedly won't ever have to open it again. The app will track your phone use in the background and send reminders and warnings when you approach your limit.

It also lets you set up occasional notifications that act as "gentle taps on your shoulder", for example, "Hey, you’re halfway to your daily limit already and it’s only 11 AM".

"I designed Moment not to encourage you to smash your iPhone with a hammer and never pick it up again," said Holesh in a statement. "My goal was to find a balance of connected and disconnected that was right for me. I hope ‘Moment’ helps you find that balance too.”

We at the Stylist office admit we need such an intervention. Are you guilty of using your phone too much? Tell us in the comments section below or on twitter @StylistMagazine.

Moment is currently free on iTunes.

(Images: inthemoment.io, Getty)



Budget airline launches London to New York flight for £150


Couples who sleep naked together have a happier relationship, study reveals


Shocking infographic reveals how your face changes without enough water


The 'antisocial network' app that lets you avoid people


Infographic reveals why sitting for too long is bad for you


How to completely erase yourself from the internet



“How beauty rituals help me manage my depression”

One writer found comfort in an unexpected place

21 Oct 2016

Stress is genuinely good for you, experts reveal

Forget everything you thought you knew about stress…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Must-watch Christmas TV: tune in for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Just in time for Christmas

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Oct 2016

Bake Off fans, the BBC has already found a replacement show for GBBO

And it's set to hit our televisions very soon...

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Costa’s fancy new menu includes avocado toast and Prosecco

You may want to dress up for the world’s poshest Costa…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Real-life victims of revenge porn share their stories

“Within a week, everyone had seen them… I tried to kill myself shortly after”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

People diagnosed with a terminal illness share powerful life lessons

“You only get one life – and we need to live it”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

This gin is officially the best in Europe – and it's from the UK

Gin drinkers, take note…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Amazing tasting menus from top UK restaurants for under £50

Total steals from Michelin-starred spots

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2016

9 hilarious tips for making it in a male-dominated workplace

"Never say anything that sounds like a question, even questions."

by Harriet Hall
20 Oct 2016