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Why do I need to grant Screen Time API permissions?

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The core functionality of Opal is to block distracting apps. In order to do so, Opal uses Apple's Screen Time API technology, which you must grant the app permissions for. Unfortunately, there is no other way to do this on iPhone due to limitations imposed by Apple. As this technology is local and developed by Apple, this means that all of your browsing and app usage data stays on your device. You can read more about what we do with your data here. For further details, please also read our Privacy Policy.

How do Iย grant screen time access?

You can enable or disable Opal's access to Screen Time API at any time from your iPhone settings. To do, follow these steps:

  • Open iOS "Settings"
  • Tap on "Screen Time"
  • Scroll down and toggle on "Opal: Screen Time for Focus"

That's it!

Please note that if you disable access to Screen Time API, you may lose your historical data in the Opal app, such as your Milestones, Focus Scoreยฎ and Focus Reports. For this reason, we advise against this.

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