Simplifying — Killing off iPhone Notifications
Since just before Christmas I’ve been removing things that intrude upon my life. This morning my phone woke me up at 7:05am. I am normally up well before then but decided to enjoy a sleep in.
The culprit was my the BBC News app on my iPhone. A relatively generic news alert had popped. Horrible story but nothing wildly different from the news that comes in ever day.
But I hadn’t turned off Sound Alerts on that app. Why?
Because by default it was on when I installed it — I “allowed” Notifications. In their panoply of Notification modes — Sounds (Vibrates when Silent Mode is on)
So after this, I was having a coffee and wondered what other apps had Sounds on.
Loads of them.
Including an awesome mindfulness/meditation app… Ironic.
Do yourself a favour — take a rip through and consider how many apps you have allowed to interrupt your day.
And give a thought to whether you want that app to interrupt you…
Originally published at Darrell O’Donnell, P.Eng..