How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets




Smartphones are designed to make you compulsively check them. With bright colors, flashing lights, and constant notifications, it’s hard to spend less time on your phone and disconnect. In this episode of Workflow, Andrew Hawkins shows us a few different ways we can detox from our smartphone.

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50 thoughts on “How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets

    The Verge

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    How much time do you spend on your phone every day?

    Kunj Chauhan

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    1:25 what's that widget on pixel 2?

    Eddy Stronger

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    My mom shout: TURN OFF NOW!
    No chance go get addicted. πŸ˜‚

    Moonwalker Fan

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Digital Wellbeing alternative : Download Microsoft Launcher for Android πŸ‘Œ

    Akshay M

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    If I m not on my iPhone….well then most probably I m on bed…with my GF…😎😎😍😍😘😘😁😁

    Akshay M

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    DAMN….I CAN'T STAY WITHOUT SEX & MY IPHONE 😎😎

    Fine Games

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I cannot my job requires me to be listening for any computer troubleshooting tickets.

    Hitanshu Sahu

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Wow..most of the android don't have digital wellbeing because only support 9.0+, now what this video become worthless for me πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    sonuc-t

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    join military easy method

    TheFlexon

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Well made piece! I love the way you guys shoot and write these videos.

    Abhishek Zambre

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Facebook Hates Him!

    Jonathan

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Btw, there is a function that makes you need to enter a password to get more time in screen time for IOS

    ishaan karnik

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    You don't need to be super rich to go on digital detox camp. Just go on a 15 day Himalayan trek. No network, no charging points.

    Hudson Hintze

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    digital detox camp is literally just camping plus $1000

    Isaac Alonzo

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Maybe they can achieve focus pulling the next time?

    Ben spear

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I've got an note 8 and I can't find the digital wellbeing in my settings, and body know where it is?

    Grabster

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Nah fam, world can wait. Those TikTok compilations won't last long so i gotta watch 'em

    udip21

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    1:30 talks about reducing phone time. Finds a feature to help him do that annoying.

    Hus 9

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    We are cyborgs

    Hejar Khalid

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I was watching while trying to detox.

    Hayden Heun

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I mean basic training for the military will get you away from your phone real quick

    Sean Aaron

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I dropped all social media, except this if that can be counted. >.>
    I recommend everyone try it.

    Arunprasanth Loganathan

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Wise words: Really life is kind of mess.

    hemanth kumar tirupati

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    The title is such an oxymoron

    Dan Tavares

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I just put my sim in my Blackberry classic. Problem solved.

    Bryan William

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Turn off internet, done!

    But I'm not doing it

    s_i234

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I'm literally watching everything I always did in grey now, it's like bingeing in the 1950s πŸ™‚

    Yegor Somkin [rlystuff]

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Watching this on my phone

    Manik Agrawal

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    The video and audio are not in sync together.

    John Gore

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Detoxing from your phone with apps is like detoxing from whiskey with beer.

    Federico Jimbo Smithson

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    And why do we need such tools to control ourselves. This is like surrendering to redo

    Moran Monovich

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    After quitting Facebook, Twitter and all that junk I found that I am less distracted and and more present in the here and now.
    if I miss out on something important, my friends always keep me up to date, but only when I choose to be updated

    SuperRayan Tv

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Guys if you don't have a digital wellbeing try THRIVE from the google play it's recommended by Samsung

    Kllr_Lzzrd 21

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    3:22 hahaha…watch youtube tutorial…
    cue the flashbacks

    WEKRAYS

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    That APOLLO rocket though. 😍😍😍

    No Longer

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Never ever use the word triggering un ironically unless you are telling someone not to use it un ironically.

    Hardik Gajjar

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Its not we're addicted to smartphones. We're addicted to apps actually.

    Maarten Blij

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I set up the daily app limit on my phone the other week. From 9:30 to 17:00 I don't have access to anything remotely triggering or fun. I also removed all the dating apps I had. That last one might have more impact on your phone use than you might think.

    VlogsOfAnUndergrad

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Digital well being is not yet released on Android phones right? Probably only pixel but not others

    Kummara Poojith

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Should have also suggested the forest app

    Jorge Castro

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I am addicted to youtube.

    Elon Mush

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I wish they (website and app designers) would just consider our health instead of trying to keep us using their products as long as possible. Damn algorithms!

    Newbonzy

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Doesn't it seem counterintuitive to detox with the thing you're detoxing from?

    Lord Ba'al

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I don't do social media, and I can put my phone down when I want to.

    Debi Dessalegn

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    It wouldve been nice if links to the apps were posted

    Jan

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    I love that there are more people talking about this. People of the future are going to laugh at what we did in this decade.

    Sharif

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    Just put it in another room!!

    Tha _Void

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    This has so helped me, I'll start with the grey scale

    megaaziib

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    the problem is not the phone, the problem is YOU

    Lunatic Prime

    (June 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm)

    1:28 …what is a good thing in this case.

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