How to Manage App Usage on iPhone & iPad

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Manage App Usage

Before we begin, it’s important to note that there is currently no official method to put apps to sleep on iPhone and iPad. The following instructions are purely speculative and may not work on your specific version of iOS.

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To ensure the safety of your device and protect against potential threats, we recommend referring to our guide on detecting counterfeit apps.

Please keep in mind that not all apps on iOS devices can be put to sleep, but approximately 40% of them may offer this feature. However, you will need to customize the settings for each individual app to enable it.

For instance, let’s take the Music app as an example. Access its settings and locate the built-in timer. Set a time limit, and the app will automatically shut down once the designated time has elapsed.

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Similarly, apps like YouTube Kids can also be configured with a time limit to prevent excessive usage, especially for children.

Several other apps offer this type of timer functionality, such as Netflix, Amazon Video, the Health app, and Pandora Plus.

Another approach to potentially put all apps to sleep is by downloading an auto lock app for your iPhone. This will allow you to set time limits, after which your device, along with its apps, will enter sleep mode.

Additionally, you can still use the traditional method of closing apps on your iPhone or iPad. Locate the button in the lower left corner of the screen and swipe up on the app windows to close them. For more information on how to force stop apps on iPhone, please refer to our comprehensive article.

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Please note that these instructions are not guaranteed to be effective and may not work on your specific device or software version.

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