afaqs! news bureauPublished: 5 Jun 2018, 12:00 AM

Apple’s de-addiction plan for users

Technology giants are beginning to acknowledge the problem of addictive smartphone interface design.

At Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) yesterday, the company announced that it’s responding to the problem by changing the way its smartphones and tablets work - just like Google did last month. Just what does that mean?

In short, Apple is developing ways to make the user less addicted to the phone and not stick to it always. Changes include a better Do Not Disturb feature, quiet notifications, set limits on how long an app one wants to use and app allowances.

So will those endless pings, sudden lighting up of the screen and pop-up notifications be a thing of the past? Read on.