I use Apple Downtime to help me be conscious of how I spend the end and beginning of my day. Here is how I have mine setup.
Downtime is a setting in Screentime that enables the user to set specific blocks of time that certain apps are totally unavailable.
I use Downtime as a point of friction for making it hard for me to use my devices unconsciously.
I have Downtime set to be on between 20:30 (8:30PM) and 07:00. It's scheduled for Every Day.
Apple Downtime gives you the option of always allowing apps.
I want to use my devices in a healthy way during Downtime, not ignore it entirely, so I think having allowed apps that help me spend my time consciously towards what I want to do is a good thing.
Here are the apps that I always allow and why I always allow them:
The main heuristic I use for allowing an app during downtime is:
Is this a tool or platform I will use in an unconscious way?
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