Time of Smartphones – level 3

11-06-2018 15:00

As there is growing evidence that phone addiction can harm brain development, big tech companies are under pressure over their habit-forming design practices. One study found that we use our phones up to five hours a day.

Julia Hobsbawm, a social health expert, said that people living in cities of developed economies often spend too much time on their phones which can stop them from real relationships and living offline lives.

Both Google and Apple introduced ways for people to limit the time that they spend on their phones. With the latest software, you will be able to see how much time you spend on your device and which apps you are using. With this insight, you can decide on how much time you want to spend with your device each day.

For those who need a little extra help, Apple created App Limits. If you set a limit and you are using the app that you want to cut down on, you receive a notification which lets you know that time is almost up.

Difficult words: design practice (how a company or a person makes something), device (a thing made for a specific purpose).

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