Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up My Phone for a Week

Relying solely on my Apple Watch and AirPods was liberating

Life without a phone was freeing, at least for a few hours. Photo Illustration: Dianna McDougall; Sources: Apple, Getty Images

After writing recently that we are on the brink of a post-phone world with profound consequences for all of us, several people challenged me to put my hypothesis to the test and give up my phone for a week.

@amshap Aaron Shapiro is the former CEO of agency Huge.