Your smartphone tirelessly delivers the latest news, social media updates, email, and text messages 24/7. But as always with this wonderful technology, there’s a flip-side that also lets you enjoy peace and quiet. I’ve found some wonderful apps that are actually designed to help you step away from the daily hustle-and-bustle, and provide tools for rest and relaxation. Plus, each of the apps discussed here are free, and will work with either iPhone or Android smartphones.
I’ve started using the daily programs on Calm to help me relax anytime I need to. It offers soothing sleep stories for you to listen to before bed, as well as gentle sounds from nature, simple breathing exercises, and other ways to gently clear your mind. If you’ve had a stressful day, or struggle to turn off your brain at bedtime, this app features wonderful tools to help you unwind.
You’ll find similar tools using Happify, which includes science-based activities and games designed to boost your mood. You’ll choose a personal “happiness” track, then complete and track your progress. There are quizzes, games, and activities that guide you to more positive aspects of life, and can boost your mood and spirit.
Getting a good night’s sleep is all about good habits and optimizing your night time environment. With the Sleep Better Tracker app, you’ll be able to monitor your sleep cycles and their duration to get a better understanding of what you really need to wake up refreshed each day. It helps you analyze personal and environmental factors affecting your nightly comfort, and lets you develop a personalized alarm clock which will gently wake you at the ideal time based on what your body really needs.
Sometimes, the best way to relax is just by having fun. Colorfy builds on the popular trend of coloring books for adults, giving you a convenient way to lose yourself in a few minutes of creativity whenever you find the time. Simply choose a design and “color” as you see fit. You can even share your art on social media.
Try one (or all) of these relaxation apps to bring some well-deserved peace of mind to your busy day. Turn your smartphone into a calming friend–just by trying a few new apps!
I have a Moto G4 Play…and it will not pick up Wi-fi or let me unblock contact
Thank you for posting, MK. First, we recommend checking that your home Wi-Fi is transmitting a strong signal, and that your phone is using the correct password to access it. If that doesn’t work, we can do some additional troubleshooting to resolve the issue. As for unblocking a contact, you’ll want to open the contact, then tap the Edit icon in the top right corner. Select the Menu, then uncheck the box to send all calls to voicemail. We’re happy to assist you over the phone if needed, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we hope you have a wonderful day!
So glad to read this. I have done similar activities in the past with CDs. These things work.
Both my husband and I have an old Moto G which we like just fine. I’d like to be able to send photos I take with the phone to others via texts, but I can neither send nor receive photos attached to texts. Is there anything I can do?
Thanks for reaching out to us, Judy! It sounds like we may need to update some settings on your device so that you can send and receive photos. Please give us a call at 888-345-5509, and we will be happy to assist you with that. We appreciate you posting, and we look forward to speaking with you!
Can I use my iPhone?
Thanks for asking, Emery. Most unlocked GSM iPhones, such as those used previously with AT&T or T-Mobile, can be used with our service. You’ll just need our SIM card to get started, which you can learn about here on our website. You can also find our SIM cards at your local Target store, or we can send you one if you call us at 888-345-5509. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions you may have as well. We are always happy to help! We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a wonderful day!
No voicemail is set up on my galaxy 6s edge. Please advise.
Thank you for asking, Teresa! To set up your voicemail, just press and hold the “1” key on your phone. That should take you into the voicemail system, and from there, you can just follow the prompts. We even have a video that will walk you through the process here. If that method doesn’t work, we may need to reset the voicemail number stored in your phone. Just give us a call at 888-345-5509, and we will be happy to assist you with that and any other questions you may have. Thanks for posting, and we hope you have a great day!
Question comes to mind is,, will iPhone 4 work with this system ??? If duo up have to get a new phone.
That’s a great question, Lee! In most cases, unlocked GSM phones can be used with our service, such as those used previously with AT&T or T-Mobile. You’ll just need our SIM card, which you can order via our website, over the phone at 888-345-5509 or pick up at your local Target store. We have a quick video here that shows you just how easy it is to use. Please keep in mind that we aren’t able to guarantee a device purchased elsewhere will work with our service. If you have any questions about our SIM card or about our plans, please don’t hesitate to call us at your convenience. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us, and we hope you have a great day!
I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 and I’m considering switching from a large carrier to Consumer Cellular. Will this phone work for me if I transfer to your network?
Thank you for posting, JL. Many of our customers find that our SIM card is a great option, and it allows them to use a phone they already know and love. For your device to be a good fit, it should be an unlocked GSM phone, such as those used previously with AT&T or T-Mobile. To get started, you’ll need our SIM card. You can order one through our website or over the phone at 888-345-5509. It can also be purchased at your local Target store. To see how it works, check out our video here. Please keep in mind that we aren’t able to guarantee that a device purchased elsewhere will work with our service. We’re here to help you with any questions you may have, so please call us if we can be of any assistance. Thanks again for posting, and we hope you have a lovely day!
Just curious, I don’t see the Moto g5 plus for sale (it was there yesterday) anymore. Is this temporary?
Thanks for asking, Bill. We are no longer offering this device. The Moto E4 Plus is a great alternative, and you can learn more about it here. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509 at your convenience. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a great day!
I already have a Consumer Cellar phone I want to find out if the number I have can be changed and if So can I have an number with another company ported in to replace my existing number?
Thank you for posting, Abbye. We can issue you a new phone number, or we can see if a number you’re currently using with another carrier can be ported over to our service. Please call us at 888-345-5509 at your convenience, and we can discuss the various options available to you. Thanks again for your comment, and we look forward to assisting you!
I’ve been trying to port my Number to Verizon for 5 days, consumer cellular is just no helping. All I want to do is ort one number out of three, not close the account.
We’re sorry to hear that, Gerry. At times, a port can be delayed due to a mismatch of information. If you like, we can give you an update on the port and review any information needed at 888-345-5509. Thank you for reaching out to us, and we look forward to assisting you!