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Been Using Google’s Digital Wellbeing? What Do You Think So Far?

Google Digital Wellbeing

Once Android 9.0 Pie went stable, Google published the first beta of its Digital Wellbeing suite to supported devices, which included the Pixel and Pixel 2 lines. We’ve now had it for about a month and figured it was time to see if everyone has been using it, if it has made a difference in your usage, or if you’ve completely ignored all of the data it shows you.

To recap, Google Digital Wellbeing is a suite of features that attempts to disconnect you from your phone or at least notify you that you’ve stared at Instagram too long today and probably need a break. It also wants to help you wind down in the evenings by taking away that colorful screen of yours, realize how many notifications you get in a day, and how often you unlock your phone.

I can tell you that since it came out and I went through an initial setup, I haven’t looked at the usage numbers much or set any app timers. I do use wind down, so that my phone turns to grayscale at night, but I have altered the timing to a later start after it annoyed me (lol). I guess it’s like Tim said on one of our podcasts, that you have to admit to having a problem (phone addiction) in order to fix it.

What about you, using Digital Wellbeing? If so, how’s it going? Set any app timers?

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