Monday Minimalism: Film Noire your iPhone


Disclaimer: For Android users, I'm not sure if there's a way to do this, if there is please let me know through Twitter.  

This post was inspired by Christopher Nolan's taste for minimalism, using less for high-impact. 

I've been doing this for two months now during the times when I'm working on the most important tasks of the day. So far, after my personal experience, and it's been working well and I thought I would share it here. 

Why Film Noire your iPhone? 

1. The reason why I go into Grayscale mode on my iPhone is because it helps me stay focused.


2. As a photography enthusiast, I also just love black and white.

I find that it helps me focus on the content and not flashy colors.


Everything has context. 

How does it help you stay focused? 

Everytime I pick up my phone it is a reminder that I need to stay focused on my task. If I'm going to pickup my phone, it better be WORTH IT!!

How to do it

It's quite simple. 

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Grayscale on   


P.S. You can step it up a notch and do inverted mode:

P.S.S. For more about Christopher Nolan and his use of minimalism, see his interview with Vice