3 Tips For Kicking Smartphone Addiction

If you stay up all night sometimes because you can't stop scrolling through webpages or checking notifications on your smartphone, then you might have a cell addiction. And it's not entirely your fault since smartphones are designed to be habit forming.

"It's not designed to help us, it's designed to get us hooked," says Tristan Harris - a former Google Design Ethicist who now runs the nonprofit group Time Well Spent, which raises awareness about how companies profit off of user engagement. 

From the color scheme of apps to the way notifications are pushed, the smartphone is designed to hijack your attention. But there's a way to break free of bad smartphone habits by modifying the tech's most addictive features.

To find out how, watch this clip from Vox.

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