Are you worried about spending too much time on the mobile phone screen, but can not help?
You are not alone. Smartphones have become a very important tool not only for connectivity, but for such basic or routine activities as calculating our share to be paid from the restaurant account, remembering what we planned for the week or doing it see time.
However, they also became devices for which we go when we have nothing to do, even in those small moments that we went to a supermarket or we waited for the bus to arrive.
For example, in the United Kingdom check your mobile phone every 12 minutes on average, according to a survey conducted in August 2018 by Ofcom, a government-regulating authority in that country.
In the United States, most teenagers admit they spend too much time on their mobile phones: 54%, according to research by the Pew Research Center, released the same month as Ofcom.
But, although it sounds contradictory, if you want to reduce the time you spend on your mobile phone, you can use your own phone.
The phone industry itself has developed alternatives (and even products) aimed at those who want to get rid of the mobile phone.
Next, we present you some.
Remove the color from the screen
Color affects the way we see things and the lighter and wider screen of the mobile phone, more we will call our attention.
Therefore, Time Well Spent, a non-profit organization that seeks to combat the "digital crisis of attention" that we believe today is suffering, recommends let's use the screen in the gray so it's less attractive to us.
To accomplish this, if you have an Android phone, you will need to enter "Settings" and select the "Phone" option. Here you will need to press several times on the "Compilation Number" until the message "You are not needed, you are already a programmer" appears.
When this happens, go back to "Settings" and you will see that now you will have an alternative "Developer Options". Search "Simulate Color Space" and select "Color Blind".
If you have an iPhone, go to the settings and select the "General" option, then "Accessibility". Click on "Quick Features" and select "Color Filters". From now on, you can change the screen to a gray scale and vice versa by just pressing the start button on the phone three times.
Eliminate the blue light
If overnight you find it difficult to put your mobile phone aside and go to bed, the culprit has a name: blue light.
Screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs broadcast An intense short wave light that is very stimulating. It can be a great help to get up in the morning because it helps fight fatigue. But it turns out to be the worst companion when it's time to go to bed because it takes away sleep.
However, there are ways to reduce.
Apple products, for example, have Option for night shift, which changes the colors of the screen to the warmer end of the spectrum. You can program it to activate yourself every day at a specific time or between sunset and sunrise.
Some Android versions have a similar tool, but if yours is not one of them, you can download the application as F.lux o Blue light filter the jump fitness group.
Be aware of chow much use the mobile phone
An important step in changing habits is knowing yourself: how much time do we spend in front of the screen of the mobile phone? What will we do at this time: something useful or delayed?
To help you, developers of the two most used operating systems, Google Android and iOS of Apple, recently integrated tools that inform you about the time they spend in different applications and how often do you use your mobile phone?. They also allow you to levy fees, such as that your mobile phone does not allow you to use YouTube for more than an hour per day.
Time on the screen, from Apple, is already available, but most Android users still have to wait Digital welfare to be compatible with your system versions.
Although you can resort to alternative applications that even carry more options, such as (OFFTIME) -Detox Digital +, which allows you to create several profiles with different functions (block notifications, give automatic answers to messages that touch us, etc.), and set alarms to let us know when you use the mobile phone too much.
Space is another similar application, which also allows you to set goals to fulfill and share with a group of friends or families.
Avoid the temptation of social networks
Social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram are the main destinations where we end up having nothing to do and do not turn to the phone.
If you do not want to go so far as to remove them from your mobile phone, you can take other measures.
One of them is Turn off notifications for each of these applications or configure them, so that you will receive them only if they come from people, such as messages or comments, but not from groups, company pages, etc.
Well-spent time is recommended Remove all icons from the Home screen and simply leave the tools like the application for maps, notes, calendar, or calculator.
It also advises you to get used to it use the search bar when you want to use the application. instead of using direct access. "Writing requires enough effort to stop and ask:" Do I really want to do this? "Explains on your website.
The phone stops using the phone?
Some manufacturers have developed what they call it accessories. These are smaller mobile phones with fewer options to make them less attractive to use.
This does not mean they want to give up on your smartphone. Your intention is to buy another mobile phone that you can use when you want to turn it off, but not at all.
One of them is Small palm trees, a phone of only 3.3 inches designed to redirect your calls and messages to it when you do not want to use your main phone.
Another much more minimalistic is Easy phone, developed through a campaign to fund campaigns. It has the size of a credit card and allows calls and holds up to nine numbers in memory.
Their units are sold out, but manufacturers have already launched a new version for the second version, which will also allow the sending and receiving of text messages.
On Nokia 3310, the update of the classic phone to the Finnish company is also considered a secondary phone, there are far fewer benefits than the average smartphone.