Make it be gray…

My phone just notified me that my screen time last week was down 28%. I only looked at my phone for an average of 1 hour and 3 minutes a day. That makes my head hurt! What exactly was I looking at?! Even weather kitty is not worthy of that much time.

Today’s Doonesbury hit home for me. It’s a reminder that taking the color out of your phone screen makes it much less attractive/addictive. I’ve done it before and I’m doing it again.

On an iPhone with a home button, click it quickly 3 times and the color goes away. On an iPhone X, click the side button 3 times quickly. Repeat to go back to a color screen. (If you have a different kind of phone, do a quick google search to find how to make it be gray.)

Even if the screen is gray, the photos and screenshots you take will be in color.


Thanksgiving is upon us and I plan to be present in the world, looking up at real people, rather than down into my phone. The boring gray screen will be a visual reminder to do just that.

That said, I will post color photos this week. When you do look at your screens, I hope you enjoy them!

4 thoughts on “Make it be gray…

  1. Too funny. That is why I still have a flip phone, I don’t want to spend too much time on it. That said, I DO spend too much time on the computer, so I am off now to spend real time with real people for the rest of the day.


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