Reduce digital distraction with the Google Assistant

The Google Assistant can help you relax before bed and understand how you spend time on your phone. You can also manage digital distraction through the Settings app.

Note: For now, this only works on Pixel and Android One phones. This feature isn't available in all languages.

See how you spend time on your phone

  1. On your Android phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. Say or type a question about how you use your phone, like:
    • "How much time did I spend on my phone today?"
    • "How much time did I spend on my phone on Wednesday?"
    • "How much time did I spend on [app] today?"
    • "How much time did I spend on [app] on Saturday?"

Control how much you use an app

  1. On your Android phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. Say or type an app timer request, like:
    • "Set a [app] timer for 15 minutes."
    • "Set a 30minute app timer for [app]."

When you reach the time limit you set, the app will temporarily pause for the rest of the day. App timers reset each day at midnight.

If you need to use an app after your timer runs out, cancel the timer to unpause the app. Say or type a phrase like:

  • "Stop [app] timer."
  • "Cancel the timer for [app]."

Get less distracted by your phone

You can help yourself stop using your phone at certain times, like before you go to sleep.

  1. On your Android phone, touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google."
  2. Say or type your request to limit distractions, like:
    • "Start Wind Down now."
    • "Start Wind Down at [time]."
  3. The first time you use Wind Down, you can choose options like:
    • Your start and end times.
    • Whether to have your phone’s screen stop using color (Grayscale).
    • Whether to turn on Do Not Disturb.
    • When to turn on Night Light.

To stop using Wind Down before the end time, say or type a phrase like:

  • "Turn off Wind Down."
  • "Cancel Wind Down."
  • "Stop Wind Down."
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