I just tried Focus Mode on iOS 16 – and it’s a game changer

When Apple launched Focus with last year’s iOS 15 update, I initially ignored the feature designed to keep distractions at a minimum. After all, I was already using Do Not Disturb, a feature I’ve grown accustomed to with every phone I pick up.

Do Not Disturb came on automatically at night, turned off in the morning, and I thought nothing of it. But after an experiment that led to me using my phone far less, I decided to check out Focus to see if I could replicate the experience on my iPhone without sacrificing utility.