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How To Check Recent Activity on iPhones

Recent Iphone Activity

Smartphones have become the center of all activities for the whole world. They do everything from professional work and earning a livelihood to entertainment. This excessive usage also calls for some health measures, which is why iPhones come with activity measurement features to keep track of your daily consumption.

Quick Answer

There are several ways to check recent activity on your iPhone. Here are two of them.

• Using gestures or the home button.
• Using the Screen Time feature.

This article will cover all the possible methods to check your recent activity on your iPhone and get an idea of how you can make your usage more health friendly.

Method #1: Using Gestures or the Home Button

This method of checking your recent activity on your iPhone has been around for many years. People often forget to check and clear apps from recent – making their iPhone slower and delivering less battery backup. 

Additionally, when people are new to Apple products, they don’t know how to check recently opened apps and revisit them using gestures or the home button. So, let’s get started! 

Here are the steps you should follow to check and remove apps from the recent list.

For iPhone X and Above

  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen of your iPhone.
  3. Recent apps will appear – swipe right or left to find the desired app.
  4. After selecting the app, swipe up to remove it from the recent.
  5. Once done, swipe up from the bottom again to return to the home screen.

For iPhone 8 Plus and Below

  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Double press the home button
  3. Recent apps will appear – swipe right or left to find the desired app.
  4. After selecting the desired app, swipe up to kill it from running in the background.
  5. Press the home button to go back to the home screen.

That’s all there is to it! You’ve successfully checked all the recent apps you’ve used in chronological order. Furthermore, you’ve discovered a way of exterminating apps from running in the background.

Method #2: Using the Screen Time Feature

This feature comes in handy for those interested in keeping an eye on their overall smartphone consumption. Screen Time lets you track your daily usage – how much time you spend on every app available on your iPhone. It enables you to change and make your everyday routine more efficient and healthier.

Here are the steps you must follow to check your daily Screen Time consumption.

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  1. Unlock your iPhone, and head to the Settings application.
  2. Touch and open the “Screen Time” tab. You will see your daily average Screen Time.
  3. Tap “See All Activity”. Here you can see all the apps you use and how much time you spend on each.
  4. Once everything is checked, you can close the application.
Keep in Mind

The screen time feature might not be available on older iPhones like iPhone 5, 4, and below, so you might have to stick to the first method to see the recent applications.

After following the steps above, you can see your recent activity on your iPhone.

How To Check the Total Screen Time on Your iPhone

If you don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty and solely want to know the overall screen time of your iPhone, this method is for you. The iPhone has many valuable features, and checking your total screen time is one of them.

Here is the guide you can follow to check the total screen time of your iPhone.

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  1. Open the Settings application on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and find the “Battery” tab; click it. You will see your battery drain graph and “Screen-On” and “Screen-Off” times below the graph.
  3. After checking, you can close the application.

You can quickly check your total screen-on to get an idea of how much you’ve used your iPhone the whole day. 

Conclusion

By following all the steps mentioned above, you’ll be able to check your recent activity on your iPhone and easily adjust your daily routine to be more efficient and healthier at work. Other than this, you’ll quickly know whether someone else has used your iPhone or not.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Will my iPhone work smoothly if I remove apps from the background? 

Yes, your iPhone will run fast and smooth after being freed from the burden of unnecessary apps running in the background.

Is keeping apps running in the background bad for my iPhone’s battery?

Yes, keeping apps in the recent tab depletes the battery faster because apps keep using iPhone’s resources in the background.

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