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  • How can apps help people to reduce their smartphone usage?
  • How can apps help people to reduce their smartphone usage?
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How can tech train users to build healthier habits?

As people become more aware of the impact of tech addiction, they’re looking to develop a healthier relationship with their devices. Canvas8 spoke to Maths Mathisen, CEO and co-founder of Hold and a Nudgestock speaker, to find out whether smartphone overuse might be the new smoking.

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In April 2019, Apple announced a crackdown on apps that fight phone addiction, as the brand created its own screen-time tracker. Over the course of 2019, Apple has reduced visibility for apps that aim to help people limit their device usage. According to The New York Times and app-data firm Sensor Tower, the company removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most-downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps, either by forcing companies to remove parental-control features or completely removing them from the App Store, while also implementing a clampdown on other lesser-known apps. [1]

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