https://www.duolingo.com/Bruceheadle

Not free anymore

I’ve been on Dualingo for several years. I used to be able to go on to more advanced lessons without a limit of errors. Now, five errors and it shuts me out. Wants me to buy in. You need to get another way to finance it so I can go on learning. Now I find myself going back to very basic lessons so I can get five in a row before being blocked out. I’m no longer able to go on

October 22, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jaelzion

Just switch to the web version when you run out of "health". You can use the application on www.duolingo.com on your mobile device and there's no limit there.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruceheadle

You’re right . It works

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

The punishing teaching method "Health" is only in the iOS app.

A popular workaround
Use www.duolingo.com in the Firefox or Google Crome browser on your iOS device.

Edit:
As a Plus subscriber, you can switch off "Health"!
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016054151-How-do-I-enable-the-Health-Shield-iOS-

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

This is due to the disgraceful health system. You are punished and prevented from learning by an organization that CLAIMS to support language learning. If you want to buy more health, the cost is way above what beginners can pay. The entire health system if a black mark on DL.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/robin.fli

Just practice 5 times and your health will be restored, no purchase needed. If you have "gems", like "lingots on the web, you can refill and health and continue on. The practice feature never blocks you from continuing and you shouldn't have to go to basic levels to practice. Because of availability, I use the iOS more than the Website, so maybe I have gotten a handle on the system and it doesn't impact me like it does you. I have never paid actual cash to continue learning.

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruceheadle

Very quickly ingots will be gone and then I have to buy more. I used to do it at least 30 minutes a day. Now max of 10 minutes , usually back to the basics so I can go on

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Elle909134

There is an option to spend 500 gems on 30 mins unlimited health in the shop, but yes it is a pain the health thing, especially as often the errors are in the app not allowing my translations etc or typos. I tend to start a level on my computer so I can jot down the vocab and just practise on my ipad on higher levels where I make fewer mistakes. Love the workaround posted above to use the browser version. I will be trying that

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FOSyay

Why is "health" a thing in iOS?

I use the web, and sometimes the Android app.

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

because people with iOS devices are more likely to pay for the gems plus on iOS you can't switch to an older version of the app (like you can on android) that wouldn't have health

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruceheadle

Need another way to finance it so peopl can go on to more advanced lessons without being blocked with “no hearts left”. Otherwise I will have to quit this. It has been friendly for several years. Now I am regressing

October 22, 2018
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