When it comes to clamor control, Apple mode doesn’t bother holidays or famines in terms of communications attack management job-related entries . One thing I learned while working remotely is that this needs to improve.
Apple, are you listening?
How can we improve Don’t bother?
Do not bother does not provide the granular control you need if you are trying to separate your personal life from professional life.
Both attitudes create stress that prevents people from try to maintain a healthy balance while working at home. This balance is even more important at this time, given that most people are juggling the additional family responsibilities that come from home education and life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want to receive our personal communications, messages and application updates after we stop working, but we don’t want our time to be affected by work-related issues.
After all, the balance between work and personal life is always important. But it is very important when you are stressed by other problems.
Can’t bother helping?
Apple Do Not Disturb allows you to silence calls, alerts and notifications. You can activate it by tapping the crescent icon in the Control Center. It allows you to schedule how long you want to be in mode and has a few more granular controls – you can allow calls from contacts in «Favorites», for example.
However, you can’t really delve into separating work from personal existence, even if you use a company-supplied device equipped with company application profiles and contact cards.
(This is something that you really can do it on Android, thanks to the Work Profile tool).
Although there are some solutions, I don’t think they meet the needs:
- In Contacts, create a new collection of people from whom I always want to hear , such as friends, associates, family, and people who owe you money.
- During the screen, set up the applications you always want to access .
However, both methods are a bit strange and time consuming for this purpose, mainly because they are not designed to support it. After all, you may use some applications for both work and personal time, which makes it difficult to learn how to set communication preferences.
This is a missing feature
I know there is a demand for this, because I have received feedback in this regard from someone deeply involved in the IT company that uses Apple platforms.
«With the workforce now about 100% removed, people are struggling to find a balance between work and personal life even more than before. Even if you try to «call a day», say at 19:00. M., you will continue to be interrupted with work notifications via email or other messengers or workflow applications, etc., iPhones, in essence, do not have the concept of disconnecting after work schedule. «
You’re right, of course.
These types of work environments are in ultimately unproductive .
What can we do?
The common hacking approach suggested above can help. There are also applications (Divide, for example) that try to take you in this direction, but they are not perfect either.
Indeed, on iOS, if you try to separate work from personal life, you’ll inevitably miss some calls and messages you may want to receive, and you’ll certainly need to override the app screen time settings.
Someone needs to know something.
There is a great need because working from a distance does not mean and should not mean that you are always available. The promise of technology is that it will set us free to focus on other things, not leave us prisoners in endless labor .