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.

Learn how to manage time spent on your Pixel phone with our step-by-step tutorial.

Important:

Set up Digital Wellbeing

To find Digital Wellbeing as an app, open it in your Settings app and tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls, 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 device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap More More and then Manage 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 device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. The chart shows your device use today. For more info, tap the chart. For example:
    • Screen time: What apps you've had on screen and for how long
    • Times opened: How often you've unlocked your device and opened certain apps
    • Notifications received: 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 device'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 .
  5. Choose how much time you can spend in that app. Then, tap OK.
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 device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart And then Chrome Chrome.
    • If you don’t find it right away, tap Show all apps.
  4. Scroll and tap Show sites 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. 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 device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls.
  3. Tap the chart And then Chrome Chrome.
    • If you don’t find it right away, tap Show all apps.
  4. Next to the website you want to limit, tap Set site timer .
  5. Choose a time limit, then tap OK.

Sleep better with Bedtime mode

Check cough and snore data

Important: The Digital Wellbeing app is not intended to be used for medical purposes. It is intended to provide information that can help you find a balance with technology that feels right for you. If you have any concerns about your health, please talk to a healthcare provider. Google does not guarantee or warrant that this feature can be used to achieve particular results.

Important: This feature requires the latest version of the Digital Wellbeing app. Learn how to update Play Store apps.

Check your data from your phone’s Clock

  1. Open your phone’s Clock app .
  2. Tap Bedtime .
    • If this is your first time using the Bedtime mode feature, under "Show cough and snore activity," tap Continue and then Allow.

Tip: When you tap Bedtime , you can switch between Bedtime activity and Cough and snore.

Check your data from Digital Wellbeing

  1. On your phone, tap the Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.
  3. Under “Show cough & snore activity," tap Continue.

Tip: The next time you open your Digital Wellbeing app, you can find your cough & snore data under “Bedtime mode.”

Search for your data

  1. On your phone, tap the Settings app.
  2. At the top, tap Search .
  3. Enter “cough.”
  4. To open the Digital Wellbeing app, tap Cough & snore.
How to set a bedtime routine
  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls and then Bedtime mode and then Bedtime routine.
  3. Choose when Bedtime mode will turn on.
  4. Create a bedtime routine out of two ways:
    • Use a schedule: Set the start and end times of your sleep and your preferred days of the week.
    • Turn on while charging: Set "After" and "Before" times, and charge your device during that time frame.
Tip: To quickly turn Bedtime mode on and off, use quick settings. Learn how to quickly change common settings.
Temporarily pause distracting apps
  1. Open your deviec's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls and then Focus mode.
  3. Choose which apps you want to pause. When Focus mode is on, you can't use these apps and won't get notifications from them.
  4. Use Focus mode when you want to avoid distractions.
    • To turn Focus mode on or off, tap Turn on now or Turn off now.
    • To have Focus mode turn on automatically, tap + Set a schedule.
    • To temporarily unpause apps when Focus mode is on, tap Take a break and choose a time limit.
Tip: On some devices, you can add focus mode to your Quick Settings. Learn about Quick Settings.  
Limit distractions while you walk (Pixel 2 & later)
When you turn on Heads Up, you’ll get friendly reminders to look up from your device while you walk.

To turn Heads Up on or off:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Digital Wellbeing & parental controls and then Heads Up.
    • To set up Heads Up: Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • To turn off Heads Up, next to “Heads Up,” tap the switch.
Reduce interruptions

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

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