DIGITAL WELLBEING Posts on XDA

TikTok introduces more tools to curb your short-form video watching habits

TikTok's endless stream of short-form videos is fun, entertaining, and let's be frank, addicting. So it comes as no surprise, that one can often get lost when consuming content, spending hours at a time on the platform. In the past, TikTok implemented public PSAs and also a tool that allowed users to set screen time...

OnePlus Digital WellPaper app offers new look, adds three new wallpapers

Last year, OnePlus announced through its innovation hub, OneLab, the release of a new digital wellbeing app for Android smartphones. What made the Digital WellPaper app unique was that it made Android users subtly aware of their activities like screen time and smartphone usage by creatively displaying it as an element on an organic live wallpaper. It...

Android 13 may introduce bedtime dark mode scheduling

Android 13 is coming soon, and the most recent developer preview has already revealed more of what Google has in store for us. There are new PC features, updated media controls, and a whole lot more that's going on under the hood as well. Now we're getting a sneak peek at what could be an...

Google officially rolls out Digital Wellbeing screen time widget

We've all been there, doomscrolling on our smartphones for hours upon hours on end. Sometimes it would be nice to quickly and easily see just how long you've been using your phone on a given day, rather than having to go to your settings and look manually. Google knows this, and now the company is...

Google preps new “Your screen time” Digital Wellbeing widget

After announcing new widgets for Google Photos, Play Books, and YouTube Music last month, Google is now prepping a new Digital Wellbeing widget. The upcoming widget will let you easily keep track of your screen time on your home screen and even provide info about how much time you spent on your most frequently used...

How to set up daily App Usage limits on Android and iOS

Over the past few years, smartphone usage has skyrocketed across the world. Screen sizes have increased, battery capacities have increased, and along with it, the time spent by a user staring at their phone screen has also gone up. Especially with the onset of the pandemic leading to lockdowns, people have spent more time in...

Digital Wellbeing’s “Heads Up” feature rolls out to more Android phones to stop distracted walking

In November last year, we first spotted a new Digital Wellbeing feature, called Heads Up, in an APK teardown of the Digital Wellbeing app. The feature aimed to prevent users from walking with their heads buried in their phones by pushing out reminders. It rolled out to Google's Pixel lineup in April this year, and...

Pixel Feature Drop adds new features to Google Camera, Google Photos, and more

Once every 3 months, Google releases a "Pixel Feature Drop" update that adds tons of new exclusive features on Pixel phones. The last update rolled out in March, meaning we're due a big update today. Right on schedule, Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop update alongside the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. In today's...

Do you actually use any digital wellbeing apps to manage your smartphone use?

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way many of us do work. For those who have shifted to working from home, separating your work and personal life has been a challenge. In addition, lockdowns have seasoned us to spend most of our time in front of a screen, and it's easier than ever to...

Digital WellPaper is a new wallpaper app by OnePlus that tracks your smartphone use

One of the most basic ways to personalize your phone is by setting a wallpaper of your choice. Every phone comes pre-loaded with a range of wallpapers — often designed specifically for that device, and if you need more options, there is no shortage of high-quality wallpaper apps on the Google Play Store. Now OnePlus...

Google starts rolling out “Heads Up” in Digital Wellbeing to stop distracted walking

In November last year, XDA's Mishaal Rahman spotted an upcoming feature, called Heads Up, in a teardown of the Digital Wellbeing app. At the time, we'd learned that the feature would alert users to keep their heads up while walking to avoid any accidents. The feature has now started rolling out to Google Pixel users...

How to set a schedule for your Android phone’s Work Profile

Digital Wellbeing is an app that helps Android users reduce their smartphone usage, so they can focus better on work or just take a break from the digital world. Ever since its launch in 2018, the app has seen a slew of updates, and it seems that Google quietly rolled a new feature a few...