One of the superpowers of modern life is having the ability to turn off the phone.
(Or put it in Do Not Disturb; for those who have children or family to care for, it is possible to set up modern phones to only alert to calls from these people, when in DND.)
The quality of your time with people – be it friends, family, love interests, or co-workers – will increase dramatically.
People are not used to being given someone’s undivided attention. When you show yourself to be free from the mighty master that everyone else carries in their pockets, people pay attention.