iPhone X Do you use your iPhone more for productivity or pleasure?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, May 10, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I currently use it a lot for entertainment and pleasure but am trying very hard to change that.

    Would like to use it more as a tool to get things done rather than a distraction that takes me away from being productive.

    Any tips?
  2. PhoneMe1 Suspended


    Mar 23, 2018
  3. akash.nu, May 10, 2018
    Last edited: May 13, 2018

    akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    I use as an entertainment / a portable “in dire needs” work tool.

    My girlfriend uses it for everything. In fact, she refuses to touch her laptop if it can be done on her phone.
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I use it for everything except browsing on it.
  5. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  6. Smeaton1724, May 10, 2018
    Last edited: May 10, 2018

    Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    A homescreen page for productivity apps only and the rest are just pleasure/fun apps.
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I saw who started the thread and thought...he's looking for someone to say they use it as a vibrator. ::eye roll::
  8. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    I went to see if we have any popcorn in the house. ;)
  9. RobaxMan Suspended

    May 1, 2018
    It would have been nice if the wireless charging element on the rear doubled as a heating element, for the coffee.
  10. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    Knowing how you use your devices, download a black wallpaper with bright colored dots on it. Throw iPhone in toilet and use it for target practice. Flush. (All of our) problems solved.
  11. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    I've really tried to do this as well. I'm big into social media, so I tried turning off notifications for those apps, then I tried turning off background data all together to try and limit my use, but that didn't last and before I knew it I was back to my previous ways.
  12. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Stop posting on Mac rumors is a pretty good tip.
  13. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Can you tell me what apps you use for productivity?

    I’ve reached a point where I don’t want my iPhone to be a distraction from being productive.

    So when I pick it up I don’t want to be on social media, reading random news, articles, or watching a quick YouTube video.

    It would be nice when I pick it up to do things that actually help me accomplish my goals and be more productive.
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That really depends on what you do and what's productive to you, which is different for different people (and even at different times).
  15. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    I primarily use my iPhone for texts, e-mails and phone calls. Also use various apps related to health and fitness and occasionally look up something on the web while out. Web browsing is so much easier and more fun on my rMBP.
  16. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    1. Delete social media apps, news apps and the YouTube app
    2. Unsubscribe, unfollow and unfriend garbage people/websites
    3. Delete social media accounts
    4. ???
    5. Profit.
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think if you’re asking for this type of advice, then you have what seems to be a severe addiction to social media as you indicated in another post and in other threads as well from past readings. There Is no right or wrong way to use a phone, but in your case, it seems you are highly confused.
  18. Koobs macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2014
    Get a flip phone. Problem solved.
  19. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I think a lot of people are “addicted” to their iPhone lol.

    I also find myself looking at my favorite photos a lot.

    I’ll figure something out.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Perhaps there are, but you’re specifically asking for advice, not to mention, your previous threads indicate that you seem very possessed by your smart phone in more than one way or the other.
  21. PhoneMe1 Suspended


    Mar 23, 2018
  22. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hopefully one day when you are older and have a family, you will gladly hand your phone to your kid(s) to entertain them so you can have a few minutes of peace. Life and it's responsibilities will take the place of your phone addiction!

    I quit all social media almost a year ago and it was life changing . . . .you should try it!
  23. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    I’ve quit Facebook for good and not regretting at all.
  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    There's a USB powered heated coaster for your coffee which you could set next to your wireless charging pad.

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