New Line Of Apps Claims To Help Curb Excessive Smartphone Use

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you feel like you’re stuck to your smartphone and just can’t put it down, you’re not alone.

But, there is help out there. As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported, new apps and phone features are designed to curb your craving to check your advice.

Jason Bauman’s phone has a new setting that allows him to create a list of priority contacts. If someone who isn’t on that list calls, texts, or emails his phone doesn’t make a sound.

“My phone was just constantly going off, and it got to be too much, but if I muted my phone entirely I would miss the important messages and I didn’t like that,” he said.

In addition to the phone’s feature there are lots of apps to help you hang up your phone.

The ‘moment’ app tracks how much time you spend on your device, and allows you to…

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