How I Use Screen Time on iOS

Screen Time on iOS is like ice cream cake: so full of promise, and yet also always so underwhelming.

It’s probably Apple’s most valuable software update to iOS or MacOS in the last 10 years BUT the interface is built like what I would imagine an Intro to UX Design student would create if they were given the assignment: Design The Most Annoying User Experience Possible. It’s full of little quirks and poorly construed details that make it possible to do what you want, but not easy.

But, even with its foibles, it’s an incredibly valuable tool for anyone who wants to spend less time mindlessly using their phone and more time getting stuff done. I use Screen Time a lot and I have a couple of little tricks that I think make it really valuable.

Learn more

This post is for
paying subscribers

Subscribe →

Or, login.

Read this next:

Superorganizers

Surgical Reading: How to Read 12 Books at Once

How to efficiently get what you need out of reading, multiple books at a time

51 Jun 23, 2020

Superorganizers

Open Thread: How do you manage your inbox?

Open thread time! I’ve been nerding out on Inbox 0 strategies since my Gaurav interview. How do you stay on top (or not) of your inbox? Sys

59 🔒 Sep 1, 2020

Superorganizers

You have to get good before you get better

Two Shorts: Get good then get better, Kevin Yien's OKR template

43 🔒 Apr 17, 2020

Superorganizers

Hunting Knowledge with Eric Jorgenson

How the author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant curates wisdom

14 🔒 Nov 20, 2020 by Dan Shipper

Superorganizers

Productivity Cycles

Let me know if you’ve ever felt this way: Everything is piling up. Emails, todos, housework, bills, taxes, books to read. It’s endless. You

8 🔒 Feb 27, 2020

Thanks for reading Every!

Sign up for our daily email featuring the most interesting thinking (and thinkers) in tech.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Login