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I used Apple’s new controls to limit a teenager’s iPhone time (and it worked!)

Sophie Tam holds her phone at the East Bay Badminton Association in Emeryville, Calif., June 8, 2018. Even as people have embraced the smartphone as one of the most powerful tech products, they are keeping a wary eye on the addictiveness of turning on the device to check for social media updates, read websites and play games. (Jason Henry/The New York Times)

I, for one, probably have a problem with compulsively picking up my phone. So when Apple announced new software to help people restrict the amount of time they spend on iPhones, I knew I had to test it — on myself, and on a “screenager.”

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