Android - Installation and Activation on 5.0 and up

The RescueTime Android app can be found at the Google Play store.

When you install and open the app, you will see a friendly welcome screen. Press the green Continue button at the bottom to start the setup process.

You are then presented with a choice of whether you want to track Apps from this device. Tracking will require additional permissions, which the app will help you set up in subsequent screens. 

To set up app tracking, tap on the green Enable button.

The first permission request screen pops up, explaining how to set up App Usage access for RescueTime. Click Fix settings to start the process.

You'll be sent to the System Settings "Apps with usage access" screen. Tap on the RescueTime entry.

Then the RescueTime app usage access screen will open. Move the slider to the right to enable access.

Now hit the Back button twice to return to the RescueTime app. You will then see this screen, showing that Track Apps has been enabled with a check mark:

Tapping Continue to go to the next screen. You will then see the sign-up screen. If you already have a RescueTime account, tap on the blue link at the top to sign in. 

If you do not have an account, you can create one by entering details into the address and password fields, and checking the box that indicates you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

After logging in or creating an account, you will be taken to the app Dashboard.

If you have an existing account with data, you will see that information on the Dashboard.  If you just created your account, it will take a few minutes for data to be displayed.

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