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

How to never lose another memory again

The co-creator of Flow State explains what happens when you put your entire life in bullet points.

36 🔒 Jun 18, 2020

Superorganizers

How Anne-Laure Le Cunff Wrote 200 Articles In One Year

Mindful productivity helps her stay prolific without burning out

40 🔒 Jul 25, 2020

Napkin Math

My Favorite Company Deep Dives of 2020

Taking a look at the best companies deep dives of the past year, including posts on Fiverr/Upwork, Carta, Tyler Corporation, CostCo and more

6 Jan 7, 2021 by Adam Keesling

Thanks for reading Every!

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

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Login