Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone

(and how to try your own low-stress experiment)

Jake Knapp
Nov 27, 2018 · 11 min read
All illustrations: Jake Knapp

In 2012, I realized I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. It called to me from my pocket, the way the Ring called Bilbo Baggins.

My moment of clarity happened in my living room. I was sitting on the floor one evening, building train tracks with my kids, when my older son said: