Manage how you spend time on your Pixel phone with Digital Wellbeing

You can get info about how you spend time on your Pixel phone, like how often you unlock it and how long you use each app. You can use that info to improve your digital wellbeing. For example, you can set app timers and schedule display changes.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Set up Digital Wellbeing

To find Digital Wellbeing as an app, open in it your Settings app and then turn on Show icon in the app list.

The first time you open Digital Wellbeing, you need to set up your profile.

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Under “Your Digital Wellbeing tools,” tap Show your data.

Tip: You can also manage a child’s account if you are the default parent account on their device. Learn about Family Link.

Manage your time in apps

Find out how much time you spend in apps
  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. The chart shows your phone use today. For more info, tap the chart. For example:
    • Screen time: What apps you've had on screen and for how long
    • Unlocks: How often you've unlocked your phone and opened certain apps
    • Notifications: How many notifications you've gotten and from which apps
  4. To get more info or change app settings, tap a listed app.
Limit how much time you spend in an app each day

Important: Some work and school accounts might not work with app timers.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart.
  4. Next to the app you want to limit, tap Set timer App timer.
  5. Choose how much time you can spend in that app. Then, tap Set.
Tip: When you run out of time, the app closes and its icon dims. Keep in mind:
  • App timers reset at midnight.
  • To use the app again before midnight, follow steps 1–4 above and delete the app timer.

Manage your time on Google Chrome

Find out how much time you spend on websites
  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart And then Chrome Chrome.
    • If you don’t see it right away, tap Show all apps.
  4. Scroll and tap Show sites you visit And then Show. You’ll find the websites you visited and how much time you used them each day.
  5. To get more info about the time you’ve spent on a site, tap it.

Hide past site visits

To stop showing past visits to a website, tap the site on the list. At the bottom, tap Remove past visits And then Remove. If you go to the site in the future, it will show on the list again.

Limit how much time you spend on a website each day
  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart And then Chrome Chrome.
    • If you don’t see it right away, tap Show all apps.
  4. Next to the website you want to limit, tap Set site timer App timer.
  5. Choose a time limit, then tap OK.

Reduce distractions when you want to disconnect

Schedule changes to get ready for sleep

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Scroll and tap Wind down.
  4. Turn on Wind down.
  5. Pick your options:
Tip: After you turn on Wind down, you might find Grayscale in the Quick Setting panel. Learn how to quickly change common settings.

Reduce interruptions

You can change related options from your Digital Wellbeing settings. Learn how to:

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