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How to Break Your Smartphone Addiction in 7 Days

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More fun tech tips: http://youtube.com/POPSUGARTech Don't you hate when your friends' eyes are glued to their phones all the time? These people are looking down at their devices while they're walking down the street, during dinner with friends, or hanging out with family. These are all symptoms of smartphone addiction and things we, too, are guilty of. In this episode of The Sync Up we show you how to break your device dependency. Check out our 7-day plan: http://www.popsugar.com/35379919 Subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=popsugargirlsguide Are we friends yet? Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/PopSugar-Girls-Guide/107609912761002 Get the latest updates via Twitter! https://twitter.com/#!/popsugar Find us on Instagram! http://instagram.com/popsugargirlsguide Follow us on Tumblr! http://popsugargirlsguide.tumblr.com Add us on Google+! https://plus.google.com/110323848750933684857/posts
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R K (3 days ago)
BEST way is to sell your smartphone and buy a basic keypad phone
GamerMaker Hunter (4 days ago)
hope i will break my phone, porn and online game addiction 🙏
Insaf Jaleel (26 days ago)
Never will I ever...
Gael Sandoval (1 month ago)
what if a person is in trouble and needs to call you?
wildbrigirl tiger (1 month ago)
I’m watching this on phone 😂
Casey Bernier (1 month ago)
I got rid of my smartphone and now I have a flip phone. BEST MOVE EVER, and it's been four WONDERFUL months. I don't need to know what everyone else is doing and they don't need to know what I'm doing every five minutes. FREEDOM!!!!
Nikhil Agarwal (2 months ago)
nego co (3 months ago)
The best way. Start buying Nokia 3310
Maria gonzalez (4 months ago)
And here it's me watching this at 12 am.
Mataya Ryan (5 months ago)
I'm trying this! :)
Wildman Samurai (5 months ago)
Well basically by her rationale, you shouldn't own a Smartphone..What an idiot.
XxgeloprogamerxX 03 (5 months ago)
Will gadget will hide in the cabinet on 2 month will prevent for gaming addicted to be focus on the school
Cindy Singh (6 months ago)
I have this question. When you complete the day 1-7 then what? Do it all over again? Repeat the days 1-7? Then what?
Lithuaniaball (6 months ago)
Alarm rings at 7:00 A.M I must not look on phone to turn it off
Yash Gurjar (7 months ago)
Whats up for the next week
Karna Panjari (7 months ago)
1st day sell your phone on eBay. 2nd day : now you don't have phone.. You're no longer addicted
Steven (7 months ago)
Well of course im starring at my phone now because of her. I'm going to be starring at it more often now since I found this video. She is not helping me with my cellphone addiction or any of my other addictions. If not for her I wouldn't even watch this crap because of that sick queer sitting beside her.
Ashley Munsamy (7 months ago)
But how will I get to see more of the gorgeous Nicole if I switch off of my smartphone :O
Areona (7 months ago)
I was hurt by Tuesday, turn off all notifications
Juan Sanchez (8 months ago)
Nice! What about if you start a #PhoneFreeBedroomChallenge https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bagby-world-s-first-sleeping-bag-for-your-phone-sleep
Master Hand (8 months ago)
I will do a modified version. Can never leave the house without my phone, and certainly cannot turn it off for a day. Other than that, I'm in.
But when you're a kpop fan you can't get away from this... omg
Mohamed Redha (10 months ago)
Break your phone
hyökkäyshulilupteri (10 months ago)
Guys and girls should i change my phone from a smartphone to a dumbphone aka old phones
raelv_gaming (11 months ago)
I'll do it but I'm not doing it on Saturday and Friday might do it on Sunday and rest of the days
Gaurav Deora (11 months ago)
This is awesome https://youtu.be/K2OkFNaGWlw
Jon Jeremy (11 months ago)
I'm watching this on my phone
Controle Quebrado (1 year ago)
less than 3 minutes to solve a problem for life. These guys are amazing gonna turn off my phone now!
Chara Dreemurr (1 year ago)
I cant turn off my notifications cuz im not allowed to and i only play like SOMETIMES 9:00 am to 5:00 or 6:00 pm and i hate it! Ima switch to mobile... U know WITHOUT APPS
Fari' Ah (1 year ago)
I wouldn't want to have a phone if I didn't need it. People need to reach you sometimes and call and talk to you about something.
Thursday and Sunday are the worst...
TheBookWorm1718 (1 year ago)
Deneris Dreams (1 year ago)
MysterionTM (1 year ago)
I've survived over a year with no wifi FUCK! IM ABSOLUTELY MAD!!! WE GOT A BADASS OVER HERE
Dreamer ! (1 year ago)
Oh god, Im watching this video in a few minutes before going to bed :/
Antonio del Hoyo (1 year ago)
there is a middle point… an app that will reward you for having the screen off -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.insertlove Check it out!!!
Elisha's Empire (1 year ago)
you should have added turn of your WiFi for one of the days
Arianna Aguirre (1 year ago)
I can't wait! To stop my addiction thanks so much! I bet I would have a waaaaaayyyyyy better life with out my phone
Tanya (1 year ago)
I think the reason we use our phone "most of the time" is because of boredom. so maybe if we find a hobby to do in our free time instead could help!
Nolomouscheval (1 year ago)
Im so addicted to my phone....
scarypotter777 (1 year ago)
Thank u
Taylar Brown (1 year ago)
Okay so umm I have a few questions... so when can you play on your games... and when can you text....
Federico Marin (1 year ago)
This is a serious matter !, this is breaking families apart and creating attention disorders...Please open your eyes!!!!...the Wally era is here right now!!!!
Some One (1 year ago)
I spent almost an hour doing the first step, I fill refreshed
Jay Tiger (1 year ago)
is voice changed real quick
Utku (1 year ago)
I once willingly turned off my phone for an entire month and sticked to using my laptop and an old nokia my mom didn't use anymore and... It was a fun experience tbh. Using the laptop made me more productive instead of distracted and it was pretty fun to use an alphabetical-keyboard for messages lol.
Mindossi (1 year ago)
my mom sent my phone away to repair and it took almost 2 month.. and.... i survived.
Rebecca H (2 months ago)
Cockroachbuddy 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Cockroachbuddy (1 year ago)
Mindossi 😂 okay maybe I overreacted
Mindossi (1 year ago)
+CockroachBuddy its all good now
Cockroachbuddy (1 year ago)
Mindossi how habibti how ???
Justin Bieber (1 year ago)
Plz guys help me soooooooo bad because I'm always on my phone on Instagram, twitter and YouTube and it's sooooo tried
ShY oSa (1 year ago)
there is a way actually. Turn of the internet.
Nair Abbas (4 months ago)
I live in a place where it usually happens around 1-2 days in a month..
younes almeshadani (1 year ago)
ShY oSa but my family use internet
Cockroachbuddy (1 year ago)
Uniicorn Cringe I'll end up using my data
Movie Trailers (1 year ago)
Uniicorn Cringe yes
Stratos Asa (1 year ago)
We need a social media diet!!!!!!
TayTay Gaming (1 year ago)
I'm really addicted to my phone soon I'm going to try this it better work
JP Huwaè (1 year ago)
I'm watching this on a smartphone.
Gigi Fab (2 years ago)
I'm gonna try to do it and see if it works
harir (2 years ago)
What about social media? What about internet friends?
Nikki (1 year ago)
Gymnast Pie Use a laptop lol
Glitter glam (2 years ago)
I will not forget my phone cause I am moving
Akal The Door Mat (2 years ago)
I've been trying to resist going on my phone but it's not working
xxMagicSprinklesxx (1 year ago)
Ssc KAT same
Daisy Mail (2 years ago)
Good idea; bit of an impractical solution.
fry futurama (2 years ago)
8th day: Hang yourself.
The ᏧᎤᏦᎲᎡ (2 years ago)
Put yor nose on the screen and boom She is sitting in his lamb
chris stevens (2 years ago)
step 1: get a phone you absolutely hate (samesung) and get stressed out every time you have it on you. step 2: don't get data
Amadeyy (10 months ago)
chris stevens samesung
Diddf Lodeer (1 year ago)
I love Samsung rho
Btdplayerwilson (2 years ago)
I'm poor tho.
Jessica Jones (2 years ago)
This is impossible I cannot get Pass The Weeknd I mean seriously how am I supposed to leave my phone at home I might just be a kid but I still need my phone are you with me here I mean how can you get past the weekend it's the hardest I can't even get past Wednesday I mean seriously how am I supposed to go 1 hour before bed without my phone
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+Jessica Jones Sounds like proof of addiction to me.
Jessica Jones (2 years ago)
+TheBookWorm1718 I can't do anything without my phone or I will most likely die
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+Jessica Jones Would you care to try explaining that again so people can understand it?
jeremy boddie (2 years ago)
I am so addicted. thus will help
Zihe Jia (2 years ago)
How many of us feel that we aren’t addicted to our smartphones but we just spend a reasonable amount of time with it while allotting time to our friends and family as well? How many of us know that that isn’t true and we are all in denial? Guilty as charged? I found an app called RealizD will serve as an eye-opener. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/realizd-track-how-much-you/id1041249752?mt=8
Barbara Bogdán (3 years ago)
I don't think I am smartphone addicted, because I don't really use it. I have school, so I can't use it, and in the afternoom I am doing my homework and learning all night, so I don't have time for this.
YeScoperLV (5 months ago)
Barbara Bogdán but breaks at school?
Kristine Ortiz (3 years ago)
Hey I already do this! Nice. Except the charging my phone in a different room.
Musichearts (3 years ago)
It's Friday and I am watching this in bed at 11 o'clock. I think you can all agree with me this would be impossible for me so I must say, hell to then no!
Musichearts (3 years ago)
I am sooooo not doing that
Helena S. (3 years ago)
i'd love to break my addiction but i dont wanna miss out on all the stuff that is happening on twitter
Poppy Halliday (3 years ago)
Can I just ask what are you watching this on right now..
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+Popmister Well I'm watching it on my home computer.
Lydia R (3 years ago)
Ain't nothing going to help me break MY smartphone addiction
Lydia R (2 years ago)
+TheBookWorm1718 leave
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+Lydia R Why not?
Zahria ModernDance (3 years ago)
In My case I Dont use My phone For 8 hours everyday BECAUSE of School 😂
Is she really talking about how to break phone addiction? Look at what she's wearing on her wrist. A motorola watch, that means notifications from facebook and emails and text messages etc etc.... Seriously? How credible is that?
Gabriela Cristina (3 years ago)
I would love to do this, but it's unrealistic for us that depend on it to get work done. Perhaps during some vacation time? 
Gabriela Cristina (3 years ago)
I would love to do this, but it's unrealistic for us that depend on it to get work done. Perhaps during some vacation time? 
Jimena Torres (3 years ago)
Wierd its thursday and im watching this before i sleep..
ICameFromPlanetEarth (11 months ago)
Hm, super weird, here is same
Cockroachbuddy (1 year ago)
Jimena Torres omg I would send u a screenshot just to prove this is true for Mee too 😂😂
Christina Yo (2 years ago)
It's because we feel guilt and bad about spending our time and our lives on a stupid (sorry for saying stupid) .. Device that's why! :(
Marie Lebourdais (3 years ago)
Hahaha me too!
Samsung (3 years ago)
Too extreme
Cassidy Phillips (3 years ago)
Leaving your phone at home when going out is probably not a good idea, you could get stranded somewhere and need to call a taxi or something to get a ride.
Mansoor (3 years ago)
I can't abandon clash of clans
Sir Savage (2 years ago)
I'd never thought I'd find another one of our kind!
Jillybeaaaaaannn (3 years ago)
This is not possible
Craft Creations (3 years ago)
I read it as: How to break your smartphone in 7 days 😦😂
LizKM (3 years ago)
I need to go and do this haha
Mikaela Hermansson (3 years ago)
Haha how ironic when i'm watching this on my phone.. :/ But i'm sorry I will not turn of the notifications when +Tyler Oakley tweets.. the queens updates are a crucial part of the day, right?
Prudence Harrison (3 years ago)
Tyler's tweets are a crucial part of LIFE.
Mansoor (3 years ago)
Ezgi Deniz Ergin (3 years ago)
And here i am watching this video from my phone...
sweetncool (3 years ago)
Maybe I am addicted because I cant even get past day 1. The only one I can truly handle is the turn off notifications one. I do miss my childhood days when smartphones didn't exist (less headaches).
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+sweetncool I found a book at the library called Reset Your Child's Brain, it mentions how to break kids and teenagers of what's called 'Electronic Screen Syndrome' (which apparently is often misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD, bi-polar and autism because the symptoms are much the same, but in many instances the symptoms either disappear or are greatly reduced afterwards) with a 3-4 week electronic fast with no video games, no Smartphones, no computers, and no or limited TV. All the reviews say it works, it should be required reading for all parents and teachers, etc., so I think there's definitely something to it.
FourthBornChild (3 years ago)
That's Really a Great Advice and Help, I Can Do This 😊
Raquel Peralta (3 years ago)
The thing about leaving ur phone at home on Friday night is trying to reach ur friend telling them you'll be late or what if there's an emergency?
I need this but argh..this will be so hard to do
macey Xx (3 years ago)
no way im doing this. my whole life is on my phone.
MsLittleda (3 years ago)
We are all addicted to our smartphones (me too!!) - it's actually really sad
Rebecca H (2 months ago)
MsLittleda definitely
Cosette Wu (3 years ago)
This is not possible, I can't do this, I will DIE. I CAN'T. Well, maybe the leave it at home when we go out to dinner. But I think you would be more distracted by the fact that you can't check your social media then relaxed from it. =/
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+Cosette Wu That's how addiction works, even if you know it's not good for you, you still feel like you can't live without it.
Chelsey Nicole (3 years ago)
Omg.... There is no way I could do this... like I can go to work with out looking at it I just use it for the time. But after work... no. no.
Ellie Wesson (3 years ago)
Yep I can't do this 😂
Murat Bais (3 years ago)
Omg beautiful!
Mia Isherwood (3 years ago)
I needed this video.
POPSUGAR (3 years ago)
Thumbs up if you're going to try our smartphone detox plan!
TheBookWorm1718 (2 years ago)
+POPSUGAR Girls' Guide I would but I don't need to because I don't have a Smartphone, and the more I find out about how they work, the more I'm glad I don't.

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