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10 tips: Take the power back from your mobile

where the cell phone can help us to find the way, the hunt for the best deals and keep in touch to the other.

But the cell phone - or rather those who have developed the many apps require your attention and not without a struggle let you go.

It can be that you get some points or a special status in a program, if you use it constantly. Many apps also keeps our attention with messages, and the number of disruptions can quickly run up in the course of a day.

Fortunately, there are a number of good tricks to take the power back from your mobile. We have found 10 good, which can be read below in the ‘dramatic’ sequence. Maybe just a few of them improve your digital life?

Both the iOS on newer iPhones and Android phones have good tools built in to give you an overview of the time you spend on the device. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

1. Closet an overview

If you constantly hunt from charging to charging, either your battery is bad, or turn you a little too often for the screen.

iOS 12 and Android 9 has, fortunately, both specific directories of your time built directly into the styresytemet. Look for names such as 'Screen Time' and the 'Digital Balance'. So you get a quick overview of how and how much you have used your mobile on the latest. It's a bit like all the time to have an updated list of what you used the credit card in - laid directly on the credit card.

do you Own an older mobile, you can get an idea of which apps have stolen your attention by looking at the overview of the battery consumption in your phone.

turn Off the warnings from the most annoying apps. Photo: Niklas Plikk,

2. Turn off the messages

Therefore, it should not be necessary to have individual warnings on everything that happens on the phone as often as many get today.

A good advice is therefore to turn off the messages from all that is not time-critical. For many it is for example not necessary to be up to date with their email all the time. Only calls and your main message app, it may be appropriate to hear sounds from.

Hide the ‘scrap-the apps in a separate folder, so you don't need to be tempted. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

3. Hide apps

if you are not hungry.

And where it can be difficult to hide his refrigerator, you can more easily hide the apps you don't want to be tempted by all the time.

On Android, you can remove the programs entirely from the front of the phone and store them in the appskuffen. On the iPhone you should instead make a special folder to ‘scrap’.

if you Are the type who always searches for your apps above, it will here trick unfortunately does not help much.

Not all mobile apps contribute to a balanced or productive life. And so it may make sense to completely remove them from the phone. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

4. Throw the worst offenders out

Even when you have turned the messages off, they annoy you with calls to turn the messages on again.

In those cases, it makes sense to take the hard decision and delete the worst of the programs. If you have a very large number of apps on your phone, can you enough also clear that there are a little fewer and more peace on your device.

If you turn the black/white to the display, the cell phone much less tempting to use. Photo: Niklas Plikk,

5. Black-and-white mode

Classic pinball game, pachinko in Japan and the slot machines in Las Vegas all use the method. And your cell phone is just as unscrupulous. Colorful screens and animations make it more tempting.

For some, it may be a easy solution to put the mobile in black and white mode to make it less attractive. You can usually find the setting under the menu item availability, or in the developer settings on the phone. The latter may, however, be a little more demanding to set.

the Google Pixel 3 XL and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has extensive tools to manage the time you spend on your mobile. The Galaxy Note 9 has it not, so here we have downloaded Applikationstid app from Google Play. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

6. Set constraints

You do it in the same place as you check your time (point 1 of our tips, red.).

On the way you'll see the app in the first place refuse to start, if you have used it longer than the set amount of time for the day. But please be aware that this and similar restrictions can be overridden. You can usually insist on using the program anyway, when tidskvoten is used.

A shortcut to prevent you from it is to set a limitation so as to require a special code to get on.

Consider letting someone else be your ‘digital guardian’. Huawei Mate 20 Pro can thus protect time limits and other limitations with a pin. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

7. Get a digital guardian

Let them set up parental controls on your mobile and you can determine which apps you use. If your mobile allows it, you can also set the tidskvoter in a way, so you can't override the solution without a password, which is controlled by your 'digital guardian'.

A solution may be a smaller data packet, so you surf less on the internet. Photo: Niklas Plikk,

8. Less data packet

If ‘reckless’ phone usage is a problem, a smaller subscription on the cell phone get you to think a little more about how and how much you use your phone. Perhaps the use of certain apps be restricted to wi-fi at home, so they shut down when you are away from your home?

Set boundaries to enable the maximum power saving, as your telephone offers. It is at the same time a bonus, you get a better battery life. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

9. Ultra power saving

of the least important features from the phone you have today.

Ultra power saving mode appeared as a feature some years ago, and it often means that the phone switches to black/white on the screen. The function limits at the same time the hardware's performance and closes normally, for access to all or many of the apps you may have installed.

You still have access to sms and talk. And sometimes a few apps, more. But you can't use the cell phone, which you will, then bye-bye Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

A more old-fashioned telephone can make it easier to have a mobile phone without losing control. But beware of the too-expensive nostalgia phones like the Nokia 3310 - there are other models for half the price. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

10. Buy a 'dumb’ phone

Namely to buy a ‘dumb’ phone that can only the most basic.

But be aware that many of the classic knaptelefoner only supports 2G mobile network, resulting in inferior call quality, and with some telecommunications companies may not be used.

also, Be aware that there are big price differences on these phones. You should not give more than a few hundred dollars for such a phone.

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