My get-to-work hack is to use a music player that isn’t your computer and isn’t your phone. I use an old iPod but anything will work.

  • no notifications
  • long playlists
  • offline music that won’t get interrupted so long as there’s battery life.

Maybe iOS16’s focus modes will obviate my iPod. I adore that they’re trying to add context areas to using the device that are all other devices. But until I wrap my head around that feature, I’m still syncing my iPod.


June 15, 2022