Avoid Infinity Pools with iOS Content Restrictions

I first heard about Infinity Pools in the Focused Podcast. I think that it comes from the book Make Time: A Friendly Approach to Focus and Energy

Infinity Pools are always-on, effectively infinite sources of information and entertainment.

For me, as.com and marca.com, two sport websites, were huge infinity pools on my phone. I deleted the native apps but I often found myself checking those websites on Safari for no other reason than habit. I want to focus my attention to other apps (e.g. NetNewsWire) or better not use the phone and be more present.

iOS has a setting Screen Time -> Tap Content & Privacy Restrictions -> Content Restrictions -> Web Content whose primary use is to limit adult content but you can block individual websites as well:

iOS Web content restrictions

Tags: #ios #focus
Aug 2021, 04.

 

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