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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...

Samsung Clock integrates Digital Wellbeing’s Bedtime Mode to help you wind down

Google revamped Digital Wellbeing's Wind Down feature in April last year and gave it a more fitting name — Bedtime mode. The update included an updated UI, new icons for the Quick Setting tile and Focus Mode, a new way to trigger Bedtime mode, and a new fullscreen activity that showed up when a user...

Digital Wellbeing preps “Heads Up” to stop you from using your phone while walking

Earlier today, version 1.0.342229637.beta of the Digital Wellbeing app rolled out on the Google Play Store. While the update doesn't include any significant additions on the surface, we've spotted code for an upcoming feature, called Heads Up, that will stop you from using your phone while walking. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, has managed to enable the...

Digital Wellbeing prepares to shame you for using your phone too much with a “Mindful wallpaper” feature

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool in our lives, and some of us really like to use them a lot. Before your loved ones are forced to call for an intervention for your smartphone usage habits, it's best to take cognizance of the problem and take control by yourself. Google Digital Wellbeing at Google I/O...

Digital Wellbeing prepares to add a work profile scheduler to pause apps automatically

Digital Wellbeing was first unveiled at Google I/O 2018 with a handful of tools to help users reduce their smartphone usage, and the company has steadily improved upon the app in the last 2 years by introducing loads of new features that aid in digital detox. In the latest update to version 1.0.327635162, Google is...