We’re excited by colors, apparently. And apps with bright colors trick us and take our attention away. The NYTimes says turning your phone to grayscale mode can curb this addiction.
Did you know that OnePlus phones have a grayscale reading mode you can enable from Settings > Display? The best part: you can have this mode enabled automatically when you open certain apps (so you can do distraction-free reading on the Kindle app, for instance).
If you don’t have the OnePlus, there’s a roundabout way to get something close to the reading mode in other Android devices. This article explains how.