How to Avoid Phone While Studying: 5 Simple ways that work

A school girl is using phone while studying and want to avoid phone while studying

One of my friends asked me, When I want to love my books then the phone proposes to me what should I do?

And, I’m sure if you want to avoid your phone while studying then this thing must have happened to you. Isn’t it?

So If you’re looking for how to avoid phone while studying then must read this article till the end. Because in this article, I have 5 simple ways that will keep you away from your phone while studying. And if you apply any one way from my list then you can do it.

But what do you think,

Do Phones really distract students?

According to, students themselves realize that cell phone usage does not promote learning; in one survey, 80% of students agreed that using a mobile phone in class decreases their ability to pay attention. Even you too have realized how your phone distracts you.

And somewhere because of using your phone, you get bad grades after studying hard. So if you don’t want to study hard and want to avoid phone while studying then keep reading.

So, without further ado let’s dive into the ways…

How to avoid phone while studying?

how to avoid phone while studying

1: Don’t go with your phone in the study room

This is the first and the best way that I have applied to avoid my phone while studying. If you won’t have your phone then you can’t be able to look at the messages or notifications while studying. And this way you can make focus on your studies.

Yes, you can switch off your phone or else put that in silent too, but these will not work properly, time to time your phone can still grab your attention. So, I must suggest you, If you study at home then don’t go with your phone.

Neither you will have your phone nor you want to use it. But, if you want to keep your phone near you while studying then try other ways.

Read also: How to study and not forget easily?

2: Use it on breaks

This is another and very effective way that you can do it.

Yes! Use your phone on breaks but do you take breaks while studying? If you don’t then you should take breaks and study in small chunks, just like the Pomodoro technique

But how this studying way can be effective in your case?

Well the trick is, you have to study for only half to one hour without noticing at your phone then take 15-30 minutes breaks and use your phone. After studying successfully for half-hour again challenge yourself to study for the next hours.

When you study by this way, chances are you still can be distracted. So, you have to motivate yourself and say to yourself after half-hour I can use my phone. Remember, don’t lose your focus while studying.

3: Use phone avoiding apps

If I say honestly, I never tried this way but after researching deep I realized this way can be effective to avoid phone while studying and can make better time management for yourself.

And you can easily follow this way while enjoying it. If you google “Phone avoiding apps”  then you’ll get tons of apps, which can help you. Some of them could be paid and some of them could be free.

One of the most recommended apps (not sponsored) is Forest: Stay Focused that you can try.

I am not going to talk about the all apps here because I know you’re very smart and after checking reviews of many apps you can select one best. But before installing any application, first checks the remaining ways in my list.

4: Group study


If you like to study in a group then this way you’d like most. And if you have ever been involved in group studies, then you better know studying in a group how much can be effective and helpful.

But If you have never studied with even one friend then check out here why you need a study buddy while studying.

Study with friends can be helpful for you to avoid sleepy feelings while studying, reducing test anxiety, and preparing better for exams. With that, you will never like to use your phone while studying.

But one condition, you have to be active in group study.

Isn’t it look like a nice way to avoid your phone?

So, if you have good friends and if they listen to you and support you then must study with them and take the most advantage of it.

5: Block or uninstall unnecessary apps

Now all ways that I have discussed above can help you when you don’t study with your phone but what about when your phone could be a part of your study and you get attracted by social media or games?

Well, In this case, either you can motivate yourself to focus on study only or else block or uninstall any application that can distract you.

So, find the way that you can do and follow.


I hope you enjoyed my article on how to avoid phones while studying.

Now I want to hear from you:

Which ways from today’s post you are going to try first?

Or did I miss anything that you were thinking to add to that list? Let me know in the comment.

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