Got a Samsung mobile and looking to know how much is your daily screen time. Well, you are on the right post to find the easy ways to check your screen time on Samsung S8, S9, or S10 or any other Samsung Galaxy device.
Screen time is an important metric that shows the amount of time you spend on your mobile screen. It is a good indicator of how heavy or light is your daily mobile usage. As a Samsung premium phone user, you have a few options to check your screen time.
It’s a good way of keeping a tab on how much time you spend on your mobile phone and making sure that you are not overdoing it. According to research from RescueTime, people generally spend a daily average of 3 hours and 15 minutes on their mobiles. This kind of usage can be a great time loss as it is almost 20% of the waking hours for most people.
So how to check screen time on your Samsung device? You can check screen time on Samsung S9 or S10 either by going to Digital Wellbeing & Parental Control option under Settings (below advanced features). You can also check screen time on Samsung by going to Battery Options.
The preferred way is by using the Digital Wellbeing & Parental Control Option which gives you a bird’s-eye view of digital habits on mobile- how much time you spend on your mobile and break up of the time spent on different apps. It further allows you to put a budget or a cap (called as Goal) on how much screen time you want to spend on mobile overall or on a particular app. A good way of self-control.
Google introduced this Digital Wellbeing feature on all android devices from Android 9 Pie or Android 10. It was with the intention to give you more control over your mobile usage and maintain the right balance.
Way 1: Check Screen Time using Digital Wellbeing & Parental Control on Samsung S8, S9 or S10
Let’s see the detailed steps on how to check screen time using the Digital Wellbeing
- Go to Settings App by tapping on gear icon
- Next scroll down and tap on “Digital Well Being & Parental” Controls
- You will be shown dashboard of screen time on Samsung mobile for the day
- It will also show a break up of screen time with list of apps consuming maximum time
You can further set goals or limits on your daily screen time by setting your Screen Time Goal. Another option available below is the App-Timer to set a time limit for a particular app. This can be of great help as mostly the Pareto rule would be applicable on your screen time as well i.e. 20% of the apps will be eating 80% of your time. Once you exhaust this limit, it automatically blocks the app and displays a notification that your time limit is exhausted for the day. You can use one of the default time limits or create your own custom time limit.
Another great option available under Digital Wellbeing & Parental Control is the Focus Mode. By turning on the Focus mode, you can limit your access to only a few selected apps for a set time period. This way you don’t get interrupted by every other app which gets greyed out during this focus period. You also have the option to customize the list of apps that are available to you during the Focus Mode.
Way 2: Check Screen time using the Battery Usage Option
Another Option to check your screen time is by going to the Battery Usage section. This again gives a breakup app-wise of active time on the app as well as the backend time consumed.
To access screen time using this option, follow the path below:
- Go to Settings by tapping the gear icon
- Scroll down to “Device Care” option
- Next you will be showed battery health score. Tap on the battery icon -which is first option below the score
- This will show the battery time available along with a list of apps along with battery percentage they consumed as well as the time spent on these apps.
By default, it shows the app usage time per week which you can change to the day. This is a good way of getting insight into which apps are draining your mobile battery along with the time you are spending on them.
You have 2 easy ways of checking your screen time on your Samsung S8, S9, or S10. I personally prefer the Digital Wellbeing & Parental Control feature to not only know how much is my daily screen time but also set goals and restrict my mobile usage within my own defined limits.