The first thing I do in the mornings is look at myphone. That's mainly because my phone is my alarmclock, but once my eyes are open and that screen islit up in my hands, it's an awfully short trip tochecking emails and perusing headlines. There's noreason for me to be doing this. My emails that earlyin the morning are mainly junk, and the headlineswon't change much before I've brushed my teethand poured a cup of coffee, right?
My wife says I'm addicted to my phone. I disagree, but I can definitely stand to spend lesstime looking at it. I'm not terribly active on social media, but I do enjoy me some idlescrolling. And, wow, do these tech companies know how to keep those thumbs constantlyswiping up. We've got a toddler, and while I think we're pretty good about limiting her screentime, it would seem that technology has had its hooks in me from the start. So, I decided to tryloosening my phone's grasp on my attention by switching the screen to black and white.
Changing the display to black and white is very easy. In your iPhone's settings, chooseGeneral, then Accessibility. Next choose Display Accommodations, then Color Filters. Tap thetoggle on and a list of filters appears. Choose Grayscale and you're all set.
But no one wants to go through all this every time they want to turn color back on to check outan Instagram story. Clearly, you're not going to always want your screen to be black andwhite-after all, there will inevitably be photos to view and videos to share-which is whatmakes setting a shortcut integral. In the Accessibility menu, tap Accessibility Shortcut andchoose Color Filters. Now, pressing the home button three times will toggle your display tocolor, then back with another three.