Onward - Reduce Tech Addiction

Onward - Reduce Tech Addiction

By Onward Method, Inc.

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Current Version: 2.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 146.45 MB
  • Developer: Onward Method, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 199 Ratings


Onward tracks, reports, and blocks websites/apps, helping you take control of your screen time and technology use. We call this achieving Tech-Life Balance. In clinical studies, 89% of Onward Pro users reduced their usage.** Onward can be used for the following issues: - Phone addiction/overuse - Internet addiction/overuse - Social media addiction/overuse - Porn addiction/overuse - Gambling addiction/overuse - Shopping addiction/overuse Automatic Reporting: - See all your overuse behavior in simple graphs - Onward reports across all your devices, including iPhones and iPads - No manual entry or photographing battery use required, it happens automagically Block Websites & Apps: - Use “Smart Filter” to block content across all apps and browsers - No special plugins or extensions needed - Snooze “Smart Filter” if needed at anytime Share Weekly Report: - Choose an “accountability partner” to help track your usage - Add as many accountability partners as you want Priority Support: - Fast responses to your inquiries - Most issues/feedback receive responses in less than 48 hours NOTE: Onward is available in English only at this time About Us Onward is designed and built by a team of expert technologists whose lives have been personally affected by addiction. Together with our UCLA, Stanford & Columbia University-based clinical team, Onward leverages the latest in data and behavioral science to bring innovative behavior-change solutions to a global audience. SOME SITES YOU CAN BLOCK: Block Facebook Block Instagram Block Twitter Block Snapchat Block Social Media Block Screen Time Block porn Block xtube Block pornhub Block gambling Block betting Block Draft Kings Block Poker Block BetOnline Block slots online And more... Terms of Use: https://www.onward.org/terms **NOTE ABOUT CLINICAL STUDIES (n=1400 & 5000): Individual results may vary. The efficacy of Onward is highly dependent on your desire and willingness to make a change in your life as well as your unique circumstances.You should not expect to achieve comparable - or any - results without making necessary personal commitments and sacrifices. ABOUT ONWARD SUBSCRIPTIONS Get Onward Pro for as little as $4.99 per month (pricing may vary based on your region and duration of subscription). This subscription is valid for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on what was selected. Payment will be charged to your iTunes account on confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal at the price you accepted within 24 hours of the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renew may be disabled by going to your Account Settings (Settings | iTunes & App Stores | your apple ID | View Apple ID). You make take advantage of a one-time free trial by cancelling your subscription within 7 days of subscribing and you will not be charged. No refunds will be offered for cancellations during an active subscription period beyond the sole free trial period. Terms of Use: https://www.onward.org/terms



  • Great app. Works pretty well!

    By Trevs2
    It has great tactics to help combat addiction however, from a design view point, the “pause for five minutes” button is very close to the “I feel suicidal” and “call 911” buttons. They also all look the same. Have you read “the design of everyday things by don Norman? Everyone on the design team should. Also, I wasn’t really clear what the “I feel triggered”button meant and decided to roll the dice and click it. It’s nice that that button offers suggestions when you’re triggered to use the internet irresponsibility but it just wasn’t clear that’s what was being communicated. The checkins felt like they were giving me a new addiction to do. I’m just skeptical of businesses marketing but maybe it’s a good thing to check into your phone in a different way than what you were doing before to wean you off? Lastly the format where it’s like “artificial Ai” talking to me? Yeah I think it’s kinda silly to have “...” as If the thing is typing or thinking. I’m not talking to smarterchild. I’m trying to see my stats! Lastly part 2, app wouldn’t open when I wanted to pause 5 min even when I closed out all other apps, it wouldn’t open. I’m being highly critical because it’s a great idea and app.
  • VPN is error prone

    By Irritated at sigfig
    Super cool, but blocks normal internet traffic. Worked for the first day, then was unable to access any websites at all. Turned the VPN off and everything was back to normal. 5 star app if it works, 1 star if it keeps me from using my phone at all.
  • Awesome

    By BeccaB56
    This app is super useful and they e really thought of lots of different ways to cover all the basis with technology over-usage. The smart filter pause function is smart because I’ll schedule to be off social media for almost 24 hours a day and then once or twice a day I’ll pause it and check Instagram or Facebook and after five minutes, the filter goes back on and I’m satisfied for the day. It helps me use my phone as a phone instead of running away from the responsibilities of my life.
  • Great potential but minor improvements needed

    By Chubs1123
    I think this app can be really helpful for people like me who are suffering from depression as a result of a social media addiction. However, I feel that it is quite easy to access your social media by just snoozing the filter, sure its for 5 mins, but if you keep snoozing it you can access those apps for as long as you want. If someone is addicted to social media, pressing the snooze button is no biggie! I believe this app should make it so the snooze option can only be used like once or twice a day and that way someone like me can actually accomplish their goals and stay away! for someone like me who is obsessed with apps like instagram and snapchat, its harmful to be on it for even 5 mins because then it contradicts the whole purpose of the detox! Anyways great app just needs to fix that.
  • Great app

    By Nicole Gee
    Love it !! Allows me to stick to my goals with using social media less
  • Good concept, slowing down my phone

    By Katiekatiekatie-_-_-_
    I was excited to try this and it seemed to be working somewhat, but i am increasingly frustrated that my phone has slowed down significantly since downloading this and allowing the VPN. My phone also now has trouble connecting to WiFi, which I’ve never experienced before. Please fix this!!! I really want this to work!!!
  • Random email & Broken unsubscribe link

    By jwhitens
    Deleted the app months ago, not useful to me. Just got a “weekly report” email out of the blue...? Clicked the link to unsubscribe on the bottom and it doesn’t work. Copied and pasted link and it’s broken. Please fix or unsubscribe me!
  • Can’t even get it going

    By cbf2345
    Keeps telling me my device has already been registered, even though I just downloaded the app.
  • Can I get a refund I did not mean to purchase

    By Cat08dog
    It’s sorry for the inconvenience but I did not mean to pay for onward I wanted the free trail just to test it out but it charged me 32.00$ for something I did not want. This is probably a good app and doesn’t deserve a one star but I need a refund a refund please and I will consider giving this app another try. Thanks
  • Does not work, bugs, glitches, does not remember login

    By surfingonrails
    This app does not work. It does not remember my login, it does not do the daily checkin, it often does not allow you to type anything on the iPhone to respond to the bot, and I got no replies to a few support requests. Data seems inaccurate too as it showed a lot of time on Facebook when I do not have the app installed and I did not visit the site on Safari.