There are many benefits to living in the digital age. People can always stay in touch. These things may be done on a single device, including checking emails, keeping up with current events, watching your favourite shows, listening to music, and performing various other tasks.
However, the fact that we can do so much with our smartphones has led to many of us becoming unduly dependent on them; some have even developed addictions.
To have a better relationship with technology if you’re someone who uses their iPhone excessively, consider the following tips:
Manage your Home Screen
You probably receive a barrage of notifications every time you enter your home screen, enticing you to check them out and use your phone excessively.
You may prevent yourself from wasting time on your iPhone by organizing your home screen and keeping notifications enabled for the things that are truly important to you.
Try classifying your apps under the following three primary groups:
- Tools: Maps, Uber, the calendar, and other tools are included here.
- Aspirations: Things like fitness apps, podcasts, iBooks, and other things like these can be helpful to you.
- Distractions: This is the section on your phone where you should store all of your social media apps, games, and other distracting content.
The “Tools” category apps should remain on your initial home screen, and the distractions should be hidden from view on the other screens.
Get rid of Continuous Buzzing
Today, our phones may buzz for any reason, like being tagged in a photo, receiving a vital SMS informing us of an emergency, or being followed on Twitter. For each type, our phone vibrates consistently. This causes the “phantom buzzing” phenomena, in which we begin to feel vibrations in our pockets on every notification.
Disabling notifications will help with this to some extent. But it would not be beneficial to recognise when other types of messages are necessary and when real people are requesting our attention.
Do the following steps for a personalised vibration pattern when someone sends you a message.
- Go to Settings
- Go to Notifications
- Then go to Messages
- Go to Sounds and then Vibration
- Select the ” Create New Vibration”
In this way, you can tell when your phone vibrates that you have a message from a person even when it is on mute.
Limit your Screen Time
Only check your Phone three times every day.
It can be challenging to resist checking your phone every time you get a notice but consider how much time you spend every time it flashes on.
Does every “beep” demand your immediate attention? Most likely not!
Limit how frequently you check your phone to reduce your screen time.
Utilise the Control Center
Many apps on your iPhone are bottomless pits; they entice you with a notification, and before you know it, you’ve lost 45 minutes to idle browsing.
You may access apps for news, alarm clocks, and other functions without unlocking your phone. Unfortunately, although these apps are essential, they also have the potential to lead to other apps that are pretty distracting.
It’s better to swipe and access particular apps using the control centre than unlock your iPhone and open up all your alerts. It is not only quicker to open programs this way, but it also lessens the urge to check out distracting apps.
Try to put your phone away while you’re not using it to take “do not disturb” a step further. If it isn’t directly in front of you, you’re less inclined to pick it up and begin continuously scrolling. Try to develop your relationship with your phone using the above valuable methods.
When you’re with other people, this is particularly very important. We’re so used to seeing people check their phones all the time, especially while among other people. But if you aren’t even interacting with the people, you are around, what good is it to be among them? Not only is it a smart idea for you, but it’s also kind to others to put your phone aside.