The OnePlus 7 Pro features a new Zen Mode feature that helps you increase your concentration and reduce distractions. It goes one step further than Google's Digital Wellbeing by disabling your device and stopping sounds. But even if you do not have OnePlus, you can now use this distraction-free feature on any phone.
You may have a tight deadline and need help narrowing phone use to help you focus more. With Zen mode, you can end all phone usage based on time and location. You may have a regular meeting or task where you play with your phone. Zen mode lets you set a time when you can effectively lock your own phone and help your wriggling fingers.
: Install Lock My Phone for Study
First, download the Lock my Phone for Study App, which is the best app we've found to rebuild the OnePlus Zen Mode feature. It's free, has a rating of 4.7, and already has over 1,000 downloads.
When you start the app The first time, the app prompts for device administrator rights. This is required for the app to lock your phone. Press the "Yes" button to go to the "Lock my phone" administrator screen. Click on the "Activate" button here.
When you return to the app , the location permit is required. That way, you can configure the app to work in specific locations. If you want Zen mode to fire when you are in a specific location, click the Yes button. A location permissions dialog appears. To enable the location feature, click the Allow button.
WARNING: In this app, you must be careful. Once Zen Mode is activated, you will not be able to use your device for the duration you set. Before creating the desired phone lock, try creating a one or two minute Zen mode test to understand what happens after the mode is activated.
To create a Zen mode, open the app and press the circular red button at the bottom right. Press "Once". Then a dialog with a timer appears. Enter "1" for one minute, then press "OK". To activate the newly created Zen mode, tap the button next to the time you specified. You will receive a warning dialog – read it and click the "Yes" button to start.
After clicking Yes, you will not be able to use your device for the time you specify. If you try to unlock the device, it will be automatically locked again. Your device can not be used for the duration of Zen mode and notifications are muted. The lock screen displays "Device locked by device administrator".
To set up a recurring Zen mode, press the circular red button again and select "Recurring". A dialog box will appear, allowing you to select the time when your phone should be locked. After selecting the desired time, press the "OK" button.
Next, select the time when you want to quit Zen mode, and then press "OK". You can choose which days Zen mode should trigger. To do this, mark the tag icon. If a tag is highlighted in black, the Zen mode is triggered on that day. To activate Zen mode, simply press the activation button next to the time.
If the device is locked, you can use the lock screen to check when you can use your device again. In addition, just sit back, take a break from your phone and get started!