If you want to feel less inclined to use your phone, turn on grayscale mode and you’ll instantly notice that your phone is a lot less exciting to spend time on. This is a long known trick that marketers use to engage you — colorful badges and bright branding can suck you in without you even know. 

In one study, researchers found that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone.

Stop getting fooled so easily and start using grayscale!

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings > General > Accessibility
  2. Tap Display Accommodations
  3. Toggle Color Filters to On
  4. Tap to check Grayscale

Next, create a shortcut:
Thankfully, there’s a super quick way to easily switch between regular color and grayscale. 

  1. Go to iOS Settings > General > Accessibility
  2. Scroll down to Accessibility Shortcut > select Color Filters

In action
Now, just press the home button three times (iPhone X triple-tap the side button) to enable or disable grayscale. Triple-tap again to go back to color.

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