Hold on! In the two years since, a Pavlovian response to swipe up and away from the TikTok take a break video as quickly as possible to return to your normal For You Page. The video-sharing app introduced these screen time prompts in February 2020, just before millions of people had nothing to do but go on TikTok. In the two years since, an hour or five on TikTok has become an indispensable part of many people''s daily routine.
TikTok is introducing new screen time reminder settings as well as a screen time dashboard. After you have spent that much time on TikTok daily, you may also set reminders to review your screen time weekly. These features are also included in the 2019 model.
In a blog post revealing the new features, having a positive relationship with digital devices and apps isn''t just about measuring screen time, it''s also about being aware of how we use technology and ensuring that time spent online positively supports our sense of well-being.
Do you want to use TikTok to set the cord on the For You page? Here''s all you need to know about managing your screen time.
How To Set Screen Time Limits On TikTok
To set limits for how much time you spend on TikTok total, you can go to your profile, tap on the hamburger menu in the top right, then tap Settings, and select "Digital Wellbeing," which has an umbrella icon next to it. Once you reach your time limit, youll need to enter a four-digit passcode to resume scrolling.
How To Set TikTok Screen Time Breaks
Click on Screen Time Breaks. Select between 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or a specific time to be reminded to set your phone down. These reminders will appear as text pop-ups, not as the take a break videos that are easier to swipe past. Note that the features are gradually rolling out, so it may not be in your settings just yet.
TikTok: How To See Your Screen Time Dashboard
The screen time dashboard will appear at the bottom of the Settings Tab for Digital Wellbeing. Scroll down to see how much time you spent on TikTok at night versus during the day, as well as how much time you spent during the week. Try not to be too horrified.
This article was originally published on February 20, 2020.