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Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less
Want to use your phone less? We found out how.
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Five big things to change about how you use your phone
Try these and see how you can make your phone work for you.
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From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone
With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.
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Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera
This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?
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Use your phone to journal - and improve your day
Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.
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Here's how to stop lack of phone storage stressing you out
This will make your life a whole lot easier.
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This is why you need to backup your phone
Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.
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Ask an expert: Your questions about contracts, bills, and roaming charges
What is a fair-usage policy? And can you just break a contract if you’re not happy?
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Here's how to take control over your phone bill
We have a consumer expert here to help answer questions on phone bills and contracts. Plus, we’ve a Facebook Live coming up today.
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Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is
Security is always a major concern but you have the tools to help prevent the worst from happening.
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Easy ways to stop your phone battery from ruining your day
Does your battery stress you out? Then read on for a solution.
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Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert
We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.
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Challenge 5: Fix something that's bothering you about your phone
A small change can mean a peaceful mind.
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Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at
You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.
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Challenge 3: Drop the phone at dinner
Week two of Live A Better Life is all about challenging yourself.
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Challenge 2: Don't use your phone on your commute
Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself.
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Challenge 1: Delete one app
Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself
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No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox
Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.
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Live A Better Life tips: How to spend less time on your phone
We have some real-life tips and tricks here for you.
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Do you really need all those notifications?
Let’s see if a cull is needed. Plus, a chance to reflect on how the week has gone so far.
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The sound sleep guide: Move your phone away from your bed tonight
Move it as far from your reach as possible.
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It's time to take this evening off using your phone*
*As best as you can – that’s what we’re asking on the third day of the first week of the process.
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Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week
The first key to bringing about change? Seeing what’s really going on.
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Poll: Do you use your phone at mealtimes?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
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Quiz: What is your relationship with your phone like?
Take our quiz and see whether you and your phone need a break – or get on just fine.
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Want a better relationship with your phone? Let us help
Welcome to day one, week one of our Live A Better Life series on having a better relationship with your phone.
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You tell us: How can you have a better relationship with your phone?
We’re going to be running a series helping you to do just that. But we want to know what you need to know – and your own tips.