I installed elementary os just a few days ago primarily to use the Screen Time and Limits function, to improve my own sleep hygiene. I got Screen Time and Limits to auto log-off/shutdown at bedtime the 1st night.

On the 2nd night when it didn't work I tried toggling my account, weekdays, and weekend sections on and off, as well as adjusting the times, but to no avail.

Googling the issue led me to a few very old articles that were no longer relevant and I couldn't find it listed either, I was hoping I could uninstall and reinstall it (using the command: apt list --installed). I feel like the issue is having to do with something very basic, an oversight on my end perhaps.

  • using the latest version of elementary os
  • am only using the "screen time" section of Screen Time & Limits
  • I'm the only one using the pc
  • have been using linux for ca. 6 months, know just the basics

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Try creating a different account as an administrator and change your current account to a standard account. This feature is basically supposed to be for kids with standard(non-administrator) accounts so this may fix it.


I went ahead and used your suggestion abrattic and it worked. Thank you for your help.

  • please mark my answer as accepted by clicking the green tick mark.
    – abrattic
    Jun 30, 2021 at 11:57
  • hi cytosage, you marked the wrong answer as the correct one. It would be great if you could mark @abrattic's answer instead :) Aug 14, 2021 at 14:01

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