๐Ÿ“‘ Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone

Bookmarked Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone โ€“ Member Feature Stories โ€“ Medium by Jake Knapp (Medium)

If your phone gets in the way of whoever and whatever is important to you, donโ€™t accept the compromise. Take matters into your own hands and design the phone you want.

Jake Knapp discusses his efforts to regain his attention by removing apps and notifications from his smartphone. Here are his seven steps:

  1. Decide WHY you want more attention.
  2. Set expectations.
  3. Delete social mediaย apps.
  4. Delete newsย apps.
  5. Delete streaming video apps andย games.
  6. Remove web browsers.
  7. Delete email and other โ€œproductivityโ€ messaging apps.

The thing that bugs me is why it is the responsibility of the user to consciously choose to turn off distractions? Imagine if when setting up our devices we were asked which ‘distractions’ we want activated? I agree with Geert Lovink that sadly this is a battle we have lost, so the question is what now.

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