Screen Time Retro

This retro task requires you to screen record your iOS Screen Time activity for the last 4 weeks.

How to enable Screen Time

To perform your Screen Time video task, you need to have the Screen Time feature enabled on your iPhone. If you haven’t enabled this already, follow these steps:

1. Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone.

2. Tap Turn On Screen Time, then tap Continue.

3. Select This is My iPhone

If you already have your Screen Time activity turned on, you should be able to see a graph displaying your screen time activity.

⚠️ If you just enabled the Screen Time feature on your iPhone, you will need to wait a week before starting this task.


It's a bit of extra work, but it should be easy once you get the hang of it. Remember: four weeks of screen time is needed but only three out of the four weeks will be collected by us. 

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings and tap on Screen Time

  2. Under the screen time chart tap on See All Activity.

  3. At the top of the See All Activity screen, make sure Week is selected.

  4. If you have more than one iOS device, tap Devices in the top-right corner and select the iPhone you are currently using.

  5. Start the screen recording. (Not sure how to screen record on your iPhone? click here).

  6. Scroll down through the page — each time you see the words Show More, tap on it until the full list is visible and you reach the very bottom of the page.

  7. Once at the bottom of the page, tap on the left arrow to see last week.

  8. Scroll to the top.

  9. Scroll down just a little until you see the date bar across the top of the screen.

  10. Tap the left arrow again and scroll to the bottom.

  11. One last time, tap the left arrow again and scroll to the top.

  12. Stop the recording and upload when you have recorded four weeks of screen time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have more than one iOS device?

Tap "Devices" in the top-right corner of the "See All Activity" screen and select the iPhone you are currently using for the task.

How many weeks of Screen Time data do I need to record?

Ideally, you need to record four weeks of Screen Time data, but if you don't have enough then recording the last 2 weeks of activity will be fine. 

I'm scared about sharing my screen time data with you. How is my data protected?

We understand your concerns and prioritize your privacy. Your screen time recording is handled with strict confidentiality and used only for aggregated insights on digital behavior. We employ strong encryption and secure storage to protect your data, and access is limited to authorized personnel only. We are transparent about our data usage and comply with all relevant data protection laws and regulations to ensure your information remains safe.

I'm having issues uploading my screen recording

If you are having issues uploading your screen recording, please refer to this article which outlines the possible reasons for this here.