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By Damilola Faustino

If you cannot stop checking your phone every five minutes, whether you get a notification or not, raise your hand; if your phone is the first thing you grop for when you wake up in the morning, do the same; if your phone stays on your hand while in transit, rather than your pocket or bag, raise those hands again! Yup! This article is for you:

 Offtime (iOS, Android)

The Offtime app blocks distracting apps like Facebook and games, while also filtering communications. It includes information on how much you actually use your smartphone.

AppDetox (Android)

This is the perfect app for you if your smartphone addiction is based on apps usage. You set your set of rules on an app-by-app basis so you can have access when it is not a disruption. Every time you break one of your own rules, the app reminds you to put down your phone.

Forest (Android, iOS)

Forest is a simple app that rewards you for not touching it. When you want to focus, open the app to plant a tree. If you want that tree to grow, don’t touch your phone for the next 30 minutes.

Moment (iOS)

Moment tracks your device usage and allows you to set daily limits. The app notifies you if you exceed them. You can even use a setting that forces you to off your phone by flooding your screen with annoying alerts when you try to extend your screen time.

Flipd (Android)

Flipd allows you to concentrate on reducing the time you check your phone. Flipd allows you to lock your phone for a set period of time, and once you do, there’s no going back. Even restarting your phone won’t disable the app, so it is almost impossible for you to cut corners.

QualityTime (Android)

QualityTime app tracks total usage, screen unlocks and individual apps with hourly, daily and weekly summary reporting options. In addition, the app provides options for you to block notifications and reject phone calls with auto-reply text messages. You can also define exceptions to allow incoming calls from important contacts and permit access to specific apps during those restricted periods.

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