10/26/2018: We're sorry to report that RescueTime for iOS has been temporarily removed from the App Store. We're currently working with Apple, and hoping that the app will be back in the App Store in the next coming weeks.
Why is RescueTime for iOS not tracking my mobile data?
If you're not seeing mobile data reports, please be sure to check the following:
Does RescueTime for iOS need to be in the background to track my mobile time?
Yes. RescueTime for iOS must be running in the background to track your mobile time. You can press the home button and leave it in the background. However, you cannot completely force quit the app.
RescueTime for iOS is reporting mobile data but not activity details
Yes, this is the expected behavior. The lack of activity details is due to Apple's restrictions. It's currently not possible to create apps that measure usage or provide website details. If it changes in the future, we'll be sure to offer this feature.
What are the differences between RescueTime for iOS and Screen Time?
Apple's Screen Time feature can provide you with activity specific durations for specific apps and websites. RescueTime for iOS is limited to showing total device usage. This is a limitation placed on us by iOS. The data in Screen Time is available exclusively to Apple and we are unable to access it.
You can run RescueTime for iOS as well as Screen Time. In fact, we recommend that you used both. The main benefit of using RescueTime for iOS in conjunction with Apple's Screentime is that you'll see your mobile time integrated with your Desktop usage on your RescueTime Dashboard. It gives you a more holistic overview of where you spend your time.