How to Check iPhone Activity Log (iOS 17)

What to Know

  • To view up to a month of Screen Time information, go to the Screen Time Settings in the Settings app.
  • You may also want to check out your recent purchase history to see a list of recent purchases via Report a Problem.

If you're interested in the recent activity that's happened on your iPhone like your Apple purchase history, safari browsing history, or your Screen Time data, there are a few different ways to check. We're going the best ways to see recent activity on your iPhone.

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How to Check iPhone Activity Log in Screen Time Settings

The first way to view activity that's been taking place on iPhone is to check your Screen Time data. This will give you up to a month of relevant data that shows what apps are being used most frequently. If you like tips about using your iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings.

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  2. Tap Screen Time. If this is your first time looking at your Screen Time data, you will be prompted about whether you want to turn on App & Website Activity. Select whichever option works best for you to continue.

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  3. Tap See All App & Website Activity.

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  4. Tap Week to look at the weekly data.

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  5. Tap Day to look at a breakdown of the data by day.

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  6. Tap the arrows to navigate up to a month of data.

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  7. Tap Show Categories to view app usage by category.

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How to View Apple Purchase History

If you're looking to check the recent purchase activity, you can see all your recent purchases from the App Store by following the steps below.

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  1. On your iPhone, open the App Store.

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  2. Tap your profile picture.

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  3. Tap Purchased to view all apps ever purchased or downloaded from that iCloud account.

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  4. Tap Subscriptions to view the subscriptions that you have subscribed to.

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FAQ:

  • How do you track activity on an iPhone? Tracking daily activity is a feature that is located in the Fitness app. When you carry your iPhone, motion sensors will track your steps. With the Fitness app, you can track your daily movement and activity, set a movement goal, and see the data trends over time.
  • How do I check data logs on my iPhone? To see the data logged on your iPhone about your apps, go to iPhone Storage Settings. From there, you will be able to sort all your apps by the last date they were used.
  • Can you see app history on iPhone? You can go to the App Store and tap on your photo in the corner to view all the apps you've purchased and subscribed. Additionally, you can go to iPhone Storage Settings to sort apps by date last opened.

And that's how you check all your activity logs on your iPhone to keep track of all the data you'd like. Next, find out what to do if your Apple Watch is not tracking activity.

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Charlotte, North Carolina.