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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1. Remove unused apps

The first step to managing distractions on your phone is to remove the apps you no longer need.

  • These apps take up storage space in your phone’s memory and bandwidth when they update themselves.
  • But worst of all, these zombie apps fill your device with visual clutter and distraction .

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Some changes that you can not make, if you want
  1. Deleting all your social media apps
  2. Reducing your home screen to six apps
  3. Forcing yourself not to use your phone

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1. Minimize Your Online Accounts

First of all, reduce the number of emails you own to just two. One for personal use and one for your job/business.

These days every website requires an email address for creating an account. Most of the time we never use that account a second time. But those websites that we created our account on keep sending us spam.

So, go to your inbox and check the accounts you have created over the years. Delete the ones you no longer use.

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