How useful is the activity monitoring function of iOS 12




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The activity controller, which appeared in the beta version of iOS 12, can really help reduce the time to use the iPhone up to two times. This was the conclusion of the New York Times correspondent Brian Chan, after an independent experiment involving the 14-year-old daughter of his editor named Sophie.

Screen Time in iOS 12
The Screen Time function, acting as a controller, allows users to limit the amount of time that they interact with the iPhone. With the active parental control mode, parents can do this for their children, forcibly disabling access to certain applications, the long use of which is undesirable.

In the first week, Brian and Sophie acted as observers, simply exploring their preferences in the applications. In the second week, Brian installed parental control over Sophie’s phone to get an impression of how much time she could spend with her smartphone.

How to overcome dependence on the smartphone
At first, Sophie’s activity averaged 6 hours a day, falling to three hours by the beginning of the third week, Chen writes. To his question about what has changed, Sophie confessed that at some point she suddenly realized that she could unlock her iPhone and just look at the icons on the desktop without opening the applications themselves.

On his best day, Chen, by his own admission, reduced the time to use the smartphone from 3.5 hours to 1 hour and 50 minutes. To achieve such indicators, he had to reduce the amount of time spent on Twitter, and refuse regular checks of the banking application. According to him, he just convinced himself that before the salary, which is paid every two weeks, he still does not have new money on his account.


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