How To Turn Your Smart Phone Into A Dumb Phone - Deepstash

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1. Delete Your Browser

1. Delete Your Browser

Delete your browser so you can resist the urge to explore the internet at all. We tend to Google anything that pops into our minds. But not any longer when don’t have Google.

If you cannot uninstall built-in browsers like Chrome and Safari, at least you can disable them from the settings menu.

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Delete Unnecessary Apps

Delete Unnecessary Apps

First of all, delete social media apps. No more status posting. Uninstall Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and any other social media app you have installed.

Since you have a dumb phone now so, you don’t want any unnecessary apps video/photo editors, etc. Similarly, delete all the games.

Unnecessary apps not only occupy your phone storage but also decrease its processing power.

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Turn Off Data and Wifi

Turn Off Data and Wifi

While turning off data is enough. You can go one step further and not have a data subscription at all.

Similarly, turn off your wifi. If nobody else uses your home wifi, make sure to turn off the wifi router entirely.

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Turn Off Notifications

Turn Off Notifications

Turn off all the notifications from the apps or services you no longer use.

Keep some basic notifications on so you can receive call or text notifications from your work or family.

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Keep Communications Open

Keep Communications Open

Make sure you can make or receive calls because these are two basic functions that a dumb specifically does.

So, keep the text messaging app on your phone.

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Install A Minimalist Launcher

Install A Minimalist Launcher

There are many minimalist launchers available on both Play Store and App Store.

These launchers turn your phone’s home screen into a simple screen that shows basic things like date and time, calls, messages, etc.

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Keep Some Offline Entertainment

Keep Some Offline Entertainment

It is not a bad idea to use your smartphone for a little entertainment while still in ‘dumb mode’.

Keeping some music and funny videos as offline entertainment. You may keep a simple game or two.

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