Definition of digital detox in English:

digital detox


  • A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.

    ‘break free of your devices and go on a digital detox’
    • ‘In the meantime, you can now go into "digital detox" at hotels and spas like the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you hand over your devices, and commit to massages, not messages.’
    • ‘He is undergoing a digital detox this weekend.’
    • ‘The group encourages individuals and communities to take a digital detox and rediscover the world around them.’
    • ‘Gillian was a guest on a recent episode of John's podcast, discussing how each initially got interested in technology, what excites people that write about technology all the time, and the notion of a digital detox and disconnecting from technology.’
    • ‘Could you survive a tech-free weekend on a "digital detox"?’
    • ‘The clinic specializes in digital detox, weaning the dependent off their gadgets.’
    • ‘After my four-day Digital Detox, I made a few sensible changes to my signal-to-noise ratio that really helped.’
    • ‘Time for a digital detox! This is the perfect way to take your mind off your job.’
    • ‘Four roommates who confess they're online "pretty much all day" make a pact to engage in a digital detox - two weeks without smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, and more.’
    • ‘Schevitz estimates that about 10,000 people participated in some sort of digital detox either on their own or through group events such as a Device-Free Drinks gathering in San Francisco.’
    • ‘The World Travel Market Global Trends Report even listed digital detox as one of the next big trends to hit the hospitality industry in the coming year.’
    • ‘This 'digital detox', as she calls it, means no phones, no laptops, no tablets - nothing is permitted which might connect me to the outside world.’
    • ‘When forced into a digital detox, as I was during a recent sailing trip to Southern California's Santa Cruz Island, I relaxed far more quickly and completely than I had on past vacations.’
    • ‘With increasing rates of ADHD, shortened attention spans in children, and physical side effects from sitting hunched over all day, Adams is part of a growing group that are urging people to go on a 'digital detox'.’
    • ‘Call it a digital detox or an escape from the online world, scientists say our brains benefit from down time.’
    • ‘As with any detox or when breaking any habit, a digital detox can be ugly.’