Apple’s Screen Time to Help iPhone Addiction
At the latest WWDC 2018 Conference, Apple announce a few upcoming iOS 12 apps to help curb our iPhone screen addiction. Screen addiction and it’s negative affects on both children and adults is widely documented. It’s also not as well known that many tech execs including Steve Jobs severely limited their own kids from using their own devices due to it’s addictive effects.
The new Apple Screen Time App will allow you to see how much time you are spending on your iPhone and what you apps you are spending time on. It will also allow parents to limit their children’s use of apps by putting specific time limits for individual apps. For example you can put an hour limit on Facebook or an hour limit on Snapchat or a game app. You can also designate “downtime” where the device will be blocked and can only be used if they request permission. Of course you can do it for yourself as well!
The Do Not Disturb feature will also now hide all notifications and dim the display in order to help people get a better night’s sleep.
These new features will be available later this month as part of the iOS 12 beta.
Note that here at Clean Cut Media we’ve always recommended different forms of internet protection, particularly for children. Our favorite is Covenant Eyes.
Of course if you really want to be free from your screen addictions altogether you can get one of these:
iPhone Basic – the end of screen addiction
(sorry – can’t remove the pre-ad from this video!)