Make your iPhone boring af

  1. Unlock phone
  2. Shrug at the vast mundanity of my Home Screen
  3. Lock phone
  4. Ask self, “How many minutes of my life did I just get back?”
  5. Return to life

Boring phone rule #1: Severely curtail notifications

Boring phone rule #2: No sounds or vibrations

Boring phone rule #3: No impulsive checks.

Boring phone rule #4: Enable Restrictions

  • Messaging & video chat apps (with appropriate notification settings)
  • Note taking app
  • Payment apps
  • Transit apps
  • Photos and Camera
  • Non-impulsive reading apps
  • Boring Collaboration Apps like Docs / Paper / Dropbox
  • Fitness apps
  • Podcasts / Music
  • Phone
  • Calendar
  • Amazon
  • Earthquake/First Aid
  • Gboard (the most boring app of all?)

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Carl Tashian

Carl Tashian

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Lifelong software engineer, engineering leader, and writer based in San Francisco tashian.com