If you own a Pixel device from Google running Android 9 Pie, you can now sign up for a beta to download and try out the company’s Digital Wellbeing dashboard.
If you don’t recall, Google announced during this year’s Google I/O that as part of an initiative surrounding digital wellbeing, it made a new platform that would be available inside of its next version of Android. This dashboard lives inside of your phone and focuses on quite a few things, but to put it plainly, you’ll have access to new phone usage statistics, new features like Wind Down and App Timers, plus more.
Here is a complete breakdown of Digital Wellbeing from Google.
- The new Dashboard helps you understand how you’re spending time on your phone, with a daily overview, a graphic of how frequently you use different apps, how many times you unlock your phone, and how many notifications you receive.
- App Timers let you limit the amount of time you spend using your favorite apps.
- Do Not Disturb helps eliminate the anxiety you may feel as notifications pile up. When you’re in a “devices down” meeting or at dinner with friends, Do Not Disturb can be set to keep all visual interruptions from appearing on your screen, including notifications, as well as the sounds.
- You can activate the Wind Down feature so that at night, as you get close to bedtime, your device goes into Do Not Disturb mode and your screen fades to grayscale to help you disconnect.
To get started, follow the link below to sign up for the beta. The only requirement is that you have a Pixel device running Android 9 Pie.