December 9, 2019 – On my iPhone though, everything feels immediate and important. I hardly realize how the time adds up, composing emails or just while browsing the web. My iPhone is my portal to the world, but it’s also my personal anchor. It’s hard to say how many hours the average person spends on their smartphone, but the consensus is anywhere between three and five hours per day. Tallied up, that’s anywhere from 45 to 75 full days each year. Or, put another way, that’s basically two entire months.
To get a grip on my iPhone usage, I’ve taken an aggressive approach to customizing the device, making my home screen as spartan as possible. Admittedly, it’s a bit extreme, but it’s turned my iPhone into a tool. Now, my apps are attuned to my needs rather than desires, and I’m relieved to say, my eyes rest easy. Here’s how to make your iPhone support your life, not the other way around.