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# live-a-better-life - Friday 12 May, 2017

Live A Better Life: 6 things you need to know about using your phone less

Want to use your phone less? We found out how.

# live-a-better-life - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Five big things to change about how you use your phone

Try these and see how you can make your phone work for you.

# live-a-better-life - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone

With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.

# live-a-better-life - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera

This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?

# live-a-better-life - Monday 8 May, 2017

Use your phone to journal - and improve your day

Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.

# live-a-better-life - Friday 5 May, 2017

Here's how to stop lack of phone storage stressing you out

This will make your life a whole lot easier.

# live-a-better-life - Thursday 4 May, 2017

This is why you need to backup your phone

Don’t ignore this simple but necessary step.

# live-a-better-life - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Ask an expert: Your questions about contracts, bills, and roaming charges

What is a fair-usage policy? And can you just break a contract if you’re not happy?

Here's how to take control over your phone bill

We have a consumer expert here to help answer questions on phone bills and contracts. Plus, we’ve a Facebook Live coming up today.

# live-a-better-life - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Is the data on your phone secure? Here's how to make sure it is

Security is always a major concern but you have the tools to help prevent the worst from happening.

# live-a-better-life - Monday 1 May, 2017

Easy ways to stop your phone battery from ruining your day

Does your battery stress you out? Then read on for a solution.

# live-a-better-life - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Have questions about your phone bill or contract? Let us put them to an expert

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live event on Wednesday where your questions will be put to the consumer expert.

# live-a-better-life - Friday 28 April, 2017

Challenge 5: Fix something that's bothering you about your phone

A small change can mean a peaceful mind.

# live-a-better-life - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

# live-a-better-life - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Challenge 3: Drop the phone at dinner

Week two of Live A Better Life is all about challenging yourself.

# live-a-better-life - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Challenge 2: Don't use your phone on your commute

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself.

# live-a-better-life - Monday 24 April, 2017

Challenge 1: Delete one app

Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself

# live-a-better-life - Saturday 22 April, 2017

No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox

Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.

Live A Better Life tips: How to spend less time on your phone

We have some real-life tips and tricks here for you.

# live-a-better-life - Friday 21 April, 2017

Do you really need all those notifications?

Let’s see if a cull is needed. Plus, a chance to reflect on how the week has gone so far.

# live-a-better-life - Thursday 20 April, 2017

The sound sleep guide: Move your phone away from your bed tonight

Move it as far from your reach as possible.

# live-a-better-life - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

It's time to take this evening off using your phone*

*As best as you can – that’s what we’re asking on the third day of the first week of the process.

# live-a-better-life - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week

The first key to bringing about change? Seeing what’s really going on.

Poll: Do you use your phone at mealtimes? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use your phone at mealtimes?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

# live-a-better-life - Monday 17 April, 2017

Quiz: What is your relationship with your phone like?

Take our quiz and see whether you and your phone need a break – or get on just fine.

Want a better relationship with your phone? Let us help

Welcome to day one, week one of our Live A Better Life series on having a better relationship with your phone.

# live-a-better-life - Thursday 6 April, 2017

You tell us: How can you have a better relationship with your phone?

We’re going to be running a series helping you to do just that. But we want to know what you need to know – and your own tips.