If you want to reduce how much time you spend on
practical tipsto try:
Sometimes, you just need to get stuff done that budget spread sheet your book
or phoneinsistsondistractingyouwithnotifications.Messages orthe pallofsocialmedia
Sure, the ‘Do Not Disturb ‘setting can temporarily stifle interruptions
when you need quiettime or a mental
break, but recent versions of Android and Apple's new iOS 15 include amoreflexibleFocusMode withmoretoolsfor concentration.Hereisaquickguide.
In Android 12, look for the Digital Wellbeing icon in your app drawer. If
you don't see it,openSettings and selectDigitalWellbeing&Parental Controls
On an Apple device running iOS 16, open the Settings icon and scroll to
'Focus’ There, youwill see that the
old Do Not Disturb setting has moved in, and you have a button to shareyour settings acrossotherAppledevices, including Mac’s.
On Android ‘s Digital Wellbeing screen, tap ‘Focus Mode ‘Choose the ‘set
a schedule ‘optionto block out the
time you need away from your phone. In the ‘Your distracting Apps’ listselectthe
programs youwould liketodisablewhen‘Focus
To temporarily silence most calls, go back to the main Digital Wellbeing
screen and select"Do Not
Disturb Tap the People option and choose the contacts allowed to bother youwhenyouhaveDoNotDisturbsable,youcandoIthesameforappsandswitchoffalarms.
TheiOS15focussettingprovideseveralscenarios(Work,Personalandsoon)toconfigureand customize based on the situation Tapa category and select the apps
and people whocan interrupt you;
contacts can see your focus status displayed the message app. You cansetatimedscheduleforeachfocuscategoryorhaveitautomaticallyactivatedbylocation
Tap the Plus icon on the main Focus screen to set up even more
situations, like When 39want to have
uninterrupted reading time You can even have Reading Focus kick it when youopenyoure-bookapp.
If you find yourself lured by games and videos when you are supposed to
be working, yourphone cansave youfromyourself.
Tap Dashboard under Tap Android's Digital Wellbeing settings. Here, you
can’t timers forspecificsousProgramsyouhavealreadyputonthedistractingappslistwillbegreyedoutand stayunusableuntil"Focus Modeturnedoff
In the iOS 15,eachof your Focus scenarios include controls for your home
and lock screens, Tapthe Home
Screen option to hide notification badges maps. When you unable the CustomPagessetting
In the Lock screen set things, set the screen to dimand have your
notification quietly appearthere.
The iOS16 has a separate “ScreenTimesection”whereyoucan setlimitsfor apps.
If you would like to standardize your sleep schedule-or-break the habit
of staying up too late,screen-scrolling
in bed -here is help. With Android, open the Clock app and tap the Bedtime icon
on the bottom-right corner. You can set your sleeping hours and pick a relaxing
soundscape to clear youmind.Tap BedtimeMede toaddfurther sleep-friendlyencouragements.
The iOS 15 Focus setting also include a “Sleep” option which you set up
just like your Work andother