The smartphone has become our incredible best friend. With countless apps available to download, we can customise the function based on our needs. The problem is some people have a feeling of needing to download dozens of apps into their smartphone and don’t realise that it gives them more time to spend in unproductive habit. Thus, limiting the phone apps is necessary for everyone.
One of my friend stays more than an hour in bed the morning after he woke up checking social media and continuing progress of his games. He does not realise that in a week he has squandered about 8 hours on those apps. I told him he can finish a book within that time.
Basically, it comes back to the matter of deciding what are really important. We shall really limit the apps stored in our phone. I’m not talking about the technical benefit such as preserving the battery or more storage available. Instead, we can improve our personal effectiveness by owning fewer apps.
I personally limit my phone into 2 apps for messaging services, 2 for photos & videos sharing, 2 social media, 1 game, 1 map service, 1, dictionary, 1 transportation service, 2 news app, and 2 utilities. The rest are stock apps. Of course, it will be different for everyone so find the best that suit you. Don’t make folders in your apps menu, just let them stay in one screen so you can see all of them.
The benefit of having fewer apps is huge. It can apply from the daily to more serious activities. No more time is wasted after you wake up in the morning. During the productive hours, there will be less notifications appearing on your screen. The result of work will be more satisfying as less distractions are interrupting the process.
Start to uninstall those time sucker apps so you can put the phone away and doing more important activities: working, exercising, writing, socialising, etc.