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Pretending that you can untwine the one from the other doesn’t help. And while there are significant differences between Timing on macOS and Screen Time on your iPhone or iPad, we’re still excited to take a deeper look at what Screen Time offers you, and how it can help you review and improve your time usage. By default, it tracks app usage in the background, presenting a weekly summary in the form of a complex chart that tells you that you look at your phone too much. 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