March 25, 2019

Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

“The iPhone could be an incredible tool, but most people use their phone as a life-shortening distraction device.

However, if you take the time to follow the steps in this article you will be more productive, more focused, and — I’m not joking at all — live longer.

Practically every iPhone setup decision has tradeoffs. I will give you optimal defaults and then trust you to make an adult decision about whether that default is right for you.

In addition, because this is a long post, I’ve written it in a way to make it easier to skim. Here’s how to read the post:

Level 1 — Casual. Read the headlines — figure out the details yourself. Most of this isn’t rocket science.

Level 2 — Tutorial. Read the steps underneath the headline. I’ve spelled out every step so that you can save your brain power for something else.

Level 3 — Productivity Nerd. Below the tutorial steps, I’ve included discussion of the behavior design implications. This is for true productivity nerds, i.e. the readers of Better Humans.”

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