With the launch of new iPhones, more people buy these devices, and their usage is increasing daily. iPhone users account for about 56 percent of all smartphone users in the United States. These large numbers of iPhone users check their phones many times a day. As per 2022 statistics, Americans check their iPhone 96 times daily, which means they check their phone once every 10 to 12 minutes. While this technology has many benefits, overusing it can cause health issues. Therefore, creating a mindful relationship with your iPhone is vital as it might help bring you more peace and increase your ability to focus on what’s happening.
This article will discuss five ways to have a more mindful relationship with your iPhone.
1. Creating essential Home Screen
You will likely get distracted by notifications when you unlock your home screen. It will cause you to spend excessive time on your phone. Therefore it is vital to organize your home screen to create a clutter-free space where you encounter only the things you need. In addition, keep notifications for items that matter and form an essential home screen.
For this sake, categories your apps into three folders
This category might include apps such as alarms, calendars, maps, and notes.
In this folder, you might include apps that you can benefit from, such as Fitness Apps, Podcasts, and iBooks.
Here you would put all apps that could unintentionally distract you, such as email, social media, games, etc.
2. Use the control center
Most of the time, people unlock their iPhones to do something specific such as taking photos or setting the alarm, but they get distracted and waste hours. It is challenging at bedtime when you unlock your iPhone to set the alarm and get sucked into unrelated distractions. Instead of unlocking your iPhone and opening up all your notifications, learn to open these apps without unlocking your iPhone. Yes, you can access apps without unlocking your phones, such as a camera, clock, or calendar. You can do so by swiping up and accessing individual apps using the control center. It will enable you to open apps faster without facing a tempting home screen.
3. Turn off notifications
Notifications are automatically set on every new smartphone, such as news, social media, and other apps. As you might know, it is difficult to resist the temptation of checking your mobile every time you get notifications. So, turn off the notifications that are unnecessary and unimportant. Moreover, it will enable you to use your iPhone mindfully as there will be fewer chances of getting distracted. You can turn off the least important notifications by going into the settings app on your iPhone. Then, you can choose the app notifications you want to turn off.
4. Use your phone to practice meditation
To be mindful of your iPhone, you might use your phone for meditation. Cell phones are a helpful tool used for meditation. As it has mental and physical benefits. There are many apps that you can download for your iPhone. Few of the more readily available and well-reviewed apps that you can are
This app is for beginners to learn the basics of mediation. It uses statistics to track progress and maintain motivation.
It reminds you to be mindful throughout the day and track your progress.
It’s another good app with a timer that you can use for mindful use.
5. Use ‘Do not disturb mode
you can use this feature on your iPhone while sleeping. You can adapt this mode for your specific needs. This mode will enable you to avoid texts and notifications you don’t want to attend. On the other hand, you can still get incoming calls from specific contacts you can set to come through.
You can use the ‘Do not disturb mode and schedule this feature to pop on at certain times during the day, so you remove the need to, temptingly, lovingly, unlock your phone to switch it on.
The tips mentioned above might help you to have a mindful relationship with your iPhone. Following them will enable us to limit our iPhone usage and thoughtfully design our lives around our phones.