Why I Changed My Phone to Black & White and Why You Should Too

Changing my phone to black and white is one of the best things I’ve ever done and you should try it! It reduces the mental stimulation gained from using your phone and thus will reduce the addictiveness of your device (tip from Louis Hunt pictured here).

Why? Because if your phone is in black and white then it will naturally be much less appealing to your brain than the real world (in full color). Social media companies employ some of the most talented neuroscientists and addiction specialists in the world. This is a good way to counteract their techniques.

If you want to use your phone less, try this and let me know how you like it! I’m unlikely to ever go back.⠀

Apple: Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Color Filters > On
Android: Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Color Adjustment > On

And if you have any life hacks that I should try please comment below! Life hacking is one of my favorite hobbies.⠀

Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.