HOW TO SET UP
Brick Mode is a simple phone hack that makes it easier to put down your phone and enjoy the real world. Specifically, Brick Mode is an iMessage auto-reply for the iPhone that you can turn on just before you start phone-free time (we call it Brick Time over here). When your phone is in Brick Mode, someone who texts you will get an auto-reply saying you're not on your phone. This relieves you of some social pressure from today's "always on" lifestyle, because you'll know anyone who texts you knows that you haven't seen their message yet. Then when you get back to your phone you'll be less likely to be triggered with the feeling of being behind on all your texts. And anyone that reaches out to you knows you won't be getting back to them immediately, which is much more pleasant than wondering if they're being ignored.
You can copy and paste the message below:
Sorry! I'm off the grid in Brick Mode to fully enjoy the real world. 📵😎 I'll see this when I'm back at my phone. If you want to know more: www.gobricknow.com 📴💫
Want more? Read an article from our founder here about how our "always on" lifestyle is ruining everything.