Other How often do you turn your phone off?


tobefirst

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Other than for reboots, I turned my phone off for 24 hours in the middle of December, a smart phone fast as part of a book I was reading on cell phone addiction. The book cited studies saying that doing this can have a positive effect on the way we use our phones for upwards of two weeks, I think it said? I really should put the phone away again.
 

retta283

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Other than for reboots, I turned my phone off for 24 hours in the middle of December, a smart phone fast as part of a book I was reading on cell phone addiction. The book cited studies saying that doing this can have a positive effect on the way we use our phones for upwards of two weeks, I think it said? I really should put the phone away again.
I think our modern society is too dependent on these devices. I believe we all need a break from them. Perhaps we can learn moderation, even though it's extremely hard not to slip from moderation...
 
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FeliApple

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Almost never. It can go unused for long periods of time, I don't really use it a lot, but it is generally on standby.
 
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willmtaylor

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I think our modern society is too dependent on these devices. I believe we all need a break from them. Perhaps we can learn moderation, even though it's extremely hard not to slip from moderation...
I think many do have device addiction.

However, I don’t own a home phone, and I have a wife and 2 children to care for. Therefore, the “solution” for me is self moderation: putting the phone away, not having it out during family time, enabling DND, etc.

I can exercise self-control without a thermonuclear option.

I.e. I never turn my phone off, but it isn’t the center of my existence either.
 

retta283

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I think many do have device addiction.

However, I don’t own a home phone, and I have a wife and 2 children to care for. Therefore, the “solution” for me is self moderation: putting the phone away, not having it out during family time, enabling DND, etc.

I can exercise self-control without a thermonuclear option.

I.e. I never turn my phone off, but it isn’t the center of my existence either.
I've seen people walking down the street checking Instagram likes on their phone. That is a problem. Using a phone to keep in touch with friends and family is not. I think perhaps a data cap or time limit on web browsing or social media while out would help.
 

now i see it

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Every night.
Even when plugged in over night, the battery is being used. Everything goes through the battery. Each night the iPhone is left plugged in it chews into the battery's life span, nibbling about 10% or more of a loadcycle every night.

Apple stated publicly that the reason they believe iPhone sales were down (their life blood) was because of their 2018 battery discount replacement program.

What incentive does Apple have for making sure your battery lasts forever? Zero. It's suicide to them. That's why they say "it's fine" to leave the iPhone plugged in over night (when in reality it degrades it rapidly).

But don't take my rant for it, do your own li-ion battery charging research- then you'll see the light too.