Gary C., Jun 6, 2019 : At a family reunion dinner, while children are fully focusing on their phones, parents are uncomfortably seated aside. On a supposedly romantic date, the couple both attach their eyes on their screens instead of the beloved one next to them. At a social gathering, friends that haven’t seen each other for ages are busy handling their phones rather than their companions. These scenarios mentioned above are quite familiar to us, aren’t they? In our life, it seems that the phone has an increasingly stronger grip on us. A more convenient life, yet increasingly alienated from the world around us. In other words, rather than make our lives easier, smartphones have actually added to our anxiety and burden. If putting down your phone is such a difficult task for you, we are glad to help you do it with. Our Zen Mode offers you a chance to stay away from your phone and back to life for a while. What is Zen Mode With Zen Mode turned on, your phone will transform into an irresponsive “brick” that can only be used to answer phone calls, make emergency calls and take photos. Why Zen Mode From a phone company's stance, why have we developed such a feature that urges our users to stay away from phones? The answer to that stems from the fact that we have discovered that smartphones are disturbing its users in various ways—they spend too much time and energy on phones and ignore other important matters. We are always committed to developing “burdenless” products for our users. We expect our users to think of our product when they need it, still keep away from harassment when they don’t need it, so that they can concentrate on the most important thing at the moment. Zen Mode might work in a way that’s considered a little bit too tough. But our intention is to offer users a chance to free themselves from the attachment to phones in a more interesting and ritual way. And it also provides a summary of historical records to help users realize that they are becoming better. How to use Zen Mode Zen Mode can either be accessed from Quick Settings after pulling down the status bar or Shelf after adding the widget. When you enter Zen Mode for the first time, we kindly remind you that there are quite many important occasions in life that deserve your special attention, such as social gatherings, family reunions, and dates with your lover. After tapping on Start, you will see the challenge rules of Zen Mode. That’s right, we deem this as a challenge for you to become a better self. After tapping on Start in the bottom right corner, you will officially enter Zen Mode. Still you have three more seconds to change your mind. During 20 minutes in Zen Mode, you can focus on other significant matters. When you can’t help but look at the screen, you will be greeted with incentive words from us to encourage you to resist the temptation and carry on. Upon finishing the challenge, you will get a fulfillment card in which you can choose or edit the thing that you concentrated on while taking the challenge. You can also share this card to your friend to show what you have accomplished. Zen Mode also provides a summary on your historical records in which information about the challenges that you have taken is documented, such as usage times, days, total time, and etc. You can also share this summary page. Easter Egg If you pay attention to the countdown display in Zen Mode, you would notice that the color of the starry sky in the background will change while the countdown progresses. The background gradually shifts from dark night to dawn, which means that as you have enjoyed your life during this time, your phone has also got some sleep, and you have also changed for the better. If you like our Zen Mode or have any suggestions, please let us know! Never Settle.