Like a lot of these tips, it’s going to depend on which phone you’re using.
Currently, I’m using the OnePlus 6T phone and it has a setting called “reading mode” that is in greyscale. It’s an option found under the display settings.
Hey Sarah, thanks for reading! Some of these things are applicable to iOS devices as well. I believe there have been some guides written on how to achieve this with your iPhone. As an Android user, I can’t speak about all the nuances of iOS devices. But I’m definitely open to writing up a similar piece or series about improving our relationship with our devices!
Good point Victor! I suppose just because the notifications aren’t there doesn’t mean the actual messages are no longer there. My guess would be that you’d keep checking those apps for a day or two before that temptation went away. Or maybe you’d find a middle ground where you only allow notifications to pop-up between certain hours. Obviously this…
Fantastic article! Yesterday I found myself trying to get from Dolores Park to the Inner Sunset. My journey went like this. GoBike from Dolores to the edge of the Panhandle where I spotted a Lime Scooter. After awkwardly unlocking the scooter while 2 other dudes vultured around me trying to do the same, we realized the scooter wasn’t working. With…
That’s great to hear Sheryl!
Depending on which phone you have, these settings will look slightly different. “Reading Mode”, “Night Mode”, etc. are all fairly similar. The big thing is limiting the amount of blue light that you’re exposing your eyes to.
Glad you enjoyed it Keith! I agree with that frightening feeling. When I first cleared my home screen, I had a sense that I was missing something. That feeling soon went away and I appreciated the calmness I felt whenever I looked at my phone.