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Old Jul 8th, 2019, 12:44 PM   #11
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Screen time is new feature of the System Preference on 10.15. I'm not sure of its over all value but it shows I spent a staggering 19 minutes on ehMac yesterday.
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Old Jul 8th, 2019, 01:16 PM   #12
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Screen time is new feature of the System Preference on 10.15. I'm not sure of its over all value but it shows I spent a staggering 19 minutes on ehMac yesterday.

Wow!! What a fantastic interesting feature, 😯 that must be one the new OS's main features I guess but I would question its value unless you used the info to bill the site for your time or set the timer as an alarm to take a break.

I'm sure the feature will be a great benefit for many users.

BTW: would you consider that spending 19 minutes on any forum site would be what seems to be a bit excessive. Or did the time go by much faster than you would have normally realized???


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Old Jul 8th, 2019, 02:00 PM   #13
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Wow!! What a fantastic interesting feature, 😯 that must be one the new OS's main features I guess but I would question its value unless you used the info to bill the site for your time or set the timer as an alarm to take a break.

I'm sure the feature will be a great benefit for many users.

BTW: would you consider that spending 19 minutes on any forum site would be what seems to be a bit excessive. Or did the time go by much faster than you would have normally realized???


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Wow!! What a fantastic interesting feature, 😯 that must be one the new OS's main features I guess but I would question its value unless you used the info to bill the site for your time or set the timer as an alarm to take a break.

I'm sure the feature will be a great benefit for many users.

BTW: would you consider that spending 19 minutes on any forum site would be what seems to be a bit excessive. Or did the time go by much faster than you would have normally realized???


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The potentially neat part is screen time is 'shared' between iOS and macOS. So if you set yourself of say an hour per day for games - it applies globally.
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The potentially neat part is screen time is 'shared' between iOS and macOS. So if you set yourself of say an hour per day for games - it applies globally.


Hmmm...??? The "neat part"... = more nagging...

I think I'll just pass thanks.


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Hmmm...??? The "neat part"... = more nagging...

I think I'll just pass thanks.


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It is neat because if you have Family Sharing setup, you can set limitations (ie. for children) with screen time that's tied to their AppleID. You can put limits on Apps, content blocking as well as "Downtime".. The person with the restrictions can request more time if its say during the window of downtime...

And even with the restrictions all turned off it can be an eye opener to just how often you pickup and look at your phone or to those who say "no not me, I never look at my during XXXXXXX" uhh yeah you do

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And even with the restrictions all turned off it can be an eye opener

I'm sure there will be many who will be able to take advantage of the feature, and I only have an old Dumbphone Flip phone that I use occasionally but I never really have to pick it up or look at it. Well maybe it's display calendar sometimes Just to check what day it is.


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Old Jul 9th, 2019, 10:54 AM   #18
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It is neat because if you have Family Sharing setup, you can set limitations (ie. for children) with screen time that's tied to their AppleID. You can put limits on Apps, content blocking as well as "Downtime".. The person with the restrictions can request more time if its say during the window of downtime...

And even with the restrictions all turned off it can be an eye opener to just how often you pickup and look at your phone or to those who say "no not me, I never look at my during XXXXXXX" uhh yeah you do

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Still think they need to go above and beyond this and add user accounts. Many of my friends have young kids who use their iPads and iPhones. They are way to young to get their own. Would be great and super simple to have an account setup for a kid with all the restrictions in place and all you need to do is log in for them.
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Still think they need to go above and beyond this and add user accounts. Many of my friends have young kids who use their iPads and iPhones. They are way to young to get their own. Would be great and super simple to have an account setup for a kid with all the restrictions in place and all you need to do is log in for them.
Oh 100% they need multiple accounts per *OS device. This should be in conjunction with Screentime.. again, since it's tied to the Apple ID it would be across devices they are signed into... and if not, maybe create the ability to have "screentime profiles/templates". Run it similar to guided access. A set key combination or Siri Command to enable that profile which would lock down the device when you had it to the kiddo. Passcode or FaceID to unlock after they hand it back.

The only reason my 9 yo has anything iOS related to play with is because they are handme down devices.

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Still think they need to go above and beyond this and add user accounts. Many of my friends have young kids who use their iPads and iPhones. They are way to young to get their own. Would be great and super simple to have an account setup for a kid with all the restrictions in place and all you need to do is log in for them.


Hey now, none of that logic stuff. You’re cutting in to sales =)


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