Practically everything you have to do nowadays involves a display. You check your email, call someone, Send a message, etc. You try to cut back, but there’s always something that makes you unlock your phone.
All that screen time can have its drawbacks, but by setting up Digital Wellbeing on your Android 10 device, you can keep screen time under control.
How to Access/Enable Digital Wellbeing in Android 10
To turn on Digital Wellbeing go to:
- Digital Wellbeing and parental controls
- Show your data
- Three dots (upper right-hand corner)
- Manage your data
- Daily device usage
If you want a faster way to access Digital Wellbeing, once your in the apps main page, toggle on the option that says Show icon in the app list.
Once Digital Wellbeing has had enough time to collect data, it will show you the total amount of time you’ve spent on your phone. The circle that’ll show you your data will be divided into different colors, so it’s easier to read the info.
Tap anywhere on the circle to go to the Dashboard. The screentime option should already be selected, but if it’s not, tap on the dropdown menu and choose Screen time.
You should see how much time you’ve spent on each app and total screen time. You’ll also see how many times you’ve unlocked your phone and how many notifications you’ve received as well.
By tapping on the sand clock icon to the right of the app, you can also set limits to how much time you spend using an app.
If you want to see how much time you’ve spent on a specific app, tap on the color that represents that particular app. Don’t worry if you don’t get it on the first tap, it may take a tap or two.
Maybe just seeing how much time you’re spending on an app will be enough to practice some self-control. You’d be surprised how much time you can waste by needlessly unlocking your phone and checking things that can wait for later.
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