Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, so much so that we now spend even our waking moments looking at notifications we may have received through the night. In the past few years, health experts have started issuing warnings about the dangers posed by the overuse of smartphones. Not only does this cause significant damage to the eyes, but overexposure to the radiation can also have dangerous repercussions.
The damage is even more significant when the younger crowd uses smartphones for the whole day. The average age of the smartphone user has reduced drastically in the past two to three years, and it’s quite evident to see the various causes of addiction that are plaguing kids today. Instead of playing outdoors, kids today are found spending endless hours on social media and multiplayer games.
To counter the rising concerns, Google rolled out the Digital Wellbeing option on Android smartphones, to help individuals track their smartphone users every day. This also allows parents to keep a track of how much their kids use their smartphone and make sure they don’t push the limits.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to check how much time you spend on your Android smartphone.
Step 1. Open the ‘Settings app on your Android smartphone.
Step 2. Scroll through the list and tap on the ‘Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls’ option.
Step 3. You will now see a graphical representation of your smartphone usage for the ongoing day.
Here, you can also set time limits for your smartphone, in which case, the device will turn off automatically and remind you to unwind or stay focused on the task at hand.
There is also a ‘Reduced Interruptions’ feature that allows you to set a time limit in which you will not see any notifications so that you can complete your work without distractions.
The Digital Wellbeing feature is a blessing in disguise for all Android users, and we hope this brings about a change in the usage behavior in all the users.