UK Unplugging Day is a UK-wide 24 hour break from the digital world to enable us to disconnect from our devices and reconnect with our family, friends, loved ones and communities in real life. Although we’d like to encourage everyone to Put down their devices all day we know that it can be daunting at first with all that FOMO! So we suggest everyone starts by making a conscious and mindful effort to use their screens less during the day – with the goal of building up over time to a full day off devices. We know that if you try even small steps towards a digital detox you’ll love the results. Give it a go!
Rediscover the power of real-world connections by unplugging on UK Unplugging Day.
UK Unplugging Day is always held on the 4th Sunday in June. Forward dates are below:
2020 – 28th June 2020
2021 – 27th June 2021
2022 – 26th June 2022
2023 – 25th June 2023
2024 – 23rd June 2024
2025 – 22nd June 2025
"Three weeks later, I can’t quite believe I have managed to keep my tech use under control. Already I feel more connected and present during chats or out with friends"
“I wanted to test how I would react without my phone. Generally I felt much more relaxed and with better concentration. From this experience I know that I can live without my phone. I’m going to encourage other people in my life to develop this ability a bit more too!”
“I found the first day difficult but it subsided quickly. By the end of the break I didn’t want my phone back!”