The dependence on the smartphone is not much different from any other addiction. At first you think the ability to install apps to read the news and take pictures with one device is great, and then you can’t sleep or Wake up without sleep in the screen of your gadget for at least five minutes. If you recognize yourself in this description, we have some bad news for you. However, there is an effective way of dealing with this affection, who advises himself, Tim cook.

We are talking about the function of “Screen time”, It can be useful to limit the time you spend with your smartphone. Another thing is that do not just act rashly and limit yourself to a couple hours. And why, if you can start small. For example, control push notifications that surely come to your iPhone hundreds. This is a real problem and even Tim cook admits its presence.

Advice from Tim cook

“One day I just went and limited the number of notifications that I do, said Tim cook, speaking at the summit, the TIME 100. – All because I asked myself the question: do I need to get thousands of notifications per day? Because they do not add to my life significance, and certainly does not make me better. And I limited them. So if you have an iPhone and you haven’t done the same, I urge you to do as I have done”.

How to limit notifications on iOS

To limit the number of incoming notification can be done in just few steps. You do not even will need to go to “Settings”.

    • For this, open the “notifications” swipe from the top edge of the screen.
    • Find the alert from the app you want to block, make it a swipe to the left and press “Manage”.

  • There select “Disable” — “Disable notifications”.
  • If necessary, you can disable the notification sound that will come from this app by pressing the “Deliver without sound”.

It’s great that Apple is not trying to play according to its users, and gives them the opportunity to make a choice. If desired, they can always limit the notifications that come to them daily, and also set the time after which the access to certain applications will be limited. Often this technique is triggered and users, learning how much time they spend on their smartphones, change their behavior.