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iOS - How to capture weekly screenshot and log goal progress for app-based goals for iPhone members

How to log goal progress for members using iPhones

Denae Friedheim avatar
Written by Denae Friedheim
Updated over a week ago

BetterYou keeps track of your progress for the following goals by adding up the time you spend on apps that help you meet them:

  • Fitness

  • Talk Time

  • Meditation

  • Spirituality

  • Learning

  • Reading

For the BetterYou app to keep track of this on an iOS device, we will need you to take screenshots of your Screen Time summary that includes the apps that you want credit for.

  1. To start, you will need to give permission to the app to access your photos (the app will prompt you to do so upon setting an app-based goal). You can also grant permissions from your profile page in the app.

  2. Then take a screenshot, or screenshots, of your Screen Time that include the apps you used for your goals. BetterYou works in the background to see the time spent on them and will only search your photos looking for a Screen Time picture. It will update your progress automatically. (This may take a few minutes.) It's best to take screenshots at least once a week or regularly throughout the week to update your progress in the app.

    To correctly capture a screenshot of the previous week please follow these steps:

    (you can watch a short tutorial video here!)

    1. Open Settings

    2. Scroll down and click on Screen Time

    3. Right below the dashboard tap on "See All Activity"

    4. You can take screenshots of this week, last week, or today's Screen Time using the touch the bar-chart and scrolling to your preferred timeframe. The most useful screenshots will likely be this week's.

    5. Take a screenshot of the dashboard and save it your photos.

    6. Click Show More under "Most Used", and take screenshots of your screen time list; scroll and take screenshots of the Most Used list until you've captured the apps that best support your BetterYou goals!

    7. The app will work in the background to capture the data in the screenshot and update any relevant goals you've set.

    8. If you have any privacy concerns, please read our iOS App Permissions article.

  3. You should receive a notification that BetterYou has detected a screenshot.

To troubleshoot:

  1. Always make sure you're using the most current version of the app. You can do this by checking the app store for updates or setting your device to auto-update apps.

  2. Open the app and tap on Profile to confirm the app has access to your photos

    1. If access is not allowed, please do so before going to the next step...

  3. Tap Dashboard and pull down from the top of the screen to refresh

  4. After the app updates with your screen time/app usage date from the photo appropriate goals and challenges will be updated in your Dashboard.

Please reach out to us directly at with any questions

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