It’s fantastic all those things you can get done on your Android device. No wonder you have a hard time putting your device down. But, too much work is not healthy, and there comes a time when you just need to wind down.
Thanks to the Wind-down feature on Android 9, you can help control your addiction to your device. You can finally have some extra time to finish that book you’ve been meaning to wrap up.
What Is Wind Down in Android Pie?
The Wind-down feature is a feature that contributes to your digital wellbeing. It’s a mixture of the Do not disturb and Night Light feature you’ll find in Pie.
When Wind-down to turned on, you’ll be looking at a monochrome screen. It may look weird to some at first, but give it some time, and you’ll get used to it.
How to Turn on the Wind-down feature in Android Pie
If you’ve finally admitted that you need to disconnect a little and want to give the feature a try, you can turn it on by going to:
- Digital Wellbeing & parental controls
- Wind Down
Once the feature is turned on, you’ll need to choose the days you want to apply it. The days of the week that are highlighted in green are the days when the feature will be used.
At the top and bottom of the days of the week, you’ll see the start and end times. Once you’ve chosen what days you want to use the feature, it’s time to decide if you’re going to apply Grayscale or Do Not Disturb or both.
If you don’t feel like manually turning on the Night Light feature, you can set up a schedule so you can just forget about it. What the Night Light feature does is that it reduces the amount of blue light you take in. There’s also a slider there so you can adjust the intensity.
For those times when you just need some R & R, the Wind-down feature just might do the trick. What are your thoughts on the feature, do you find it useful?