As a mobile tech company, we understand that mobile phones have emerged as an essential part of everyday life and many people feel as though their phone is one of the most important things in life. We rely on our mobile phones not only for communication purposes, but also for entertainment, recording memories and as a PA of sorts. There’s no denying that modern technology offers an indispensable helping hand, but how can we ensure we have an appropriately healthy relationship with our phone that helps and enhances our lives, rather dominate our time and focus?
Read on to learn our tips how to make sure you’re using your phone to it’s full positive potential.
Ensure “Unplugged” Time
With our phones serving so many purposes in our daily lives it’s rare to be found not attached to our devices. People have let smartphones become an extension of themselves, constantly receiving calls, checking messages and scrolling through notifications. With social media, entertainment and communications all linked to one device it’s no wonder that many of see our phones in this way, but it’s critical to step away from the constant distraction sometimes and reconnect fully with the people and things in your immediate surroundings. Set aside a certain amount of time everyday to be “phone free” – where you are not being drawn in by every little notification and text message. It’s OK to not be available 24/7! If you’re really addicted, there is a range of Apps available such as BreakFree, to help you monitor and manage your mobile dependency. By dedicating time to family and friends without your phone you will make more meaningful connections and have stronger relationships, which is undoubtedly good for you! And if your mobile is your landline substitute, for those important contacts take time to set up your Do Not Disturb mode or download the Essential Calls App, so that any emergencies can always get through.
Use Your Phone As A Tool
Our phones can help us in many ways, keeping track of schedules, sending reminders on appointments and meetings and providing quick access to important information such as contacts and email. While we’re all guilty of spending an incredible amount of time on our phones, how many people actually use it to their full advantage and as a tool to increase productivity? Get the most out of your phone by using it to assist you. Ensure your GPS app is up to date, take the time to store details such as phone numbers and appointments, track spending and expenses, and a multitude of other useful functions that will actually enhance the way you are living instead of just waiting for your Candy Crush lives to replenish or scrolling through social media feeds.
Take Advantage of Accessories
Phones can cause a great amount of frustration at times. While driving it can be difficult to answer safely, battery life is never as good as we want it to be and we end up storing unnecessary files and data that can slow down a phone’s performance and monopolise memory that could be used for important things. Luckily, the plethora of problems emerging in the digital age have a match in the wide range of tech accessories available to cater to almost any usability issue you may be having. By outfitting yourself with the right accessories you are able to get the most functionality out of your phone. Bluetooth headsets allow for safe and legal communications while driving, whilst the MEEM cable will not only charge your device but also safely back up stored data to a safe location – it saves time and effort, so you can avoid the tedious task of manually backing up your phone and get back to what’s important, while keeping those photos memories and personal data safe. Power banks and battery boosters also help us to keep battery going and stay organised until the end of a busy day.
How have you created a more balanced relationship with your phone? Share your tips with us!