Digital Wellbeing is now available for all the Android One devices
Nokia 7 Plus owners can also get started with Digital Welfare. The app against smartphone addiction is now available for Android One smartphones running on Android Pie.
Simultaneous with Android 9.0 was also Digital Well being released. Thanks to this app you get more insight into your smartphone use, and you can reduce your addiction. The app, which is still being developed and is therefore a beta version, was only available on Pixel phones. Google has now added Android One smartphones – provided they are running on Android 9.0 (Pie).
In practice, it means that the app against smartphone addiction is now also available for the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus. The 6.1 Plus is not (yet) available in the Netherlands. Android One is especially popular with smartphones in the budget and mid-segment: these devices often do not yet play on the latest Android version.
Nokia 7 Plus owners can now download Digital well-being. You have to register for this in the beta program, after which the app is automatically downloaded. It is still unclear when the final version appears. Check out our article on opt-out of beta apps if you no longer want to test.
Smartphone addiction is becoming a bigger problem and Digital Wellbeing is trying to do something about it. After installation, the app will appear in your settings, after which you can create a shortcut to your home screen. Digital Wellbeing keeps track of how much time you spend on your phone, which apps you use and how often you unlock the screen.
You can also set a bedtime: notifications that arrive after this time will be muted. Another useful feature is ‘Gray tones’. This makes the screen gray and your phone suddenly becomes a lot less interesting. The goal behind this is that in the evening you put your smartphone on the side earlier, so you get a better night’s sleep.