Android P to Fight Smartphone Addiction with “Digital Wellness” Function
Google revealed at its developer conference last Tuesday that it will be including a number of tools that will help users fight smartphone addiction in its next version of Android.
Included in the upcoming Android P are four new functions. The Do Not Disturb mode takes out all visual indicators even when the user uses the phone while the App Dashboard provides a quick overview of the user’s usage of the device. The App Timer can be used to set a daily time limit for app usage, and Wind Down feature blocks out blue light and gradually turns the screen to grayscale.
The features will only be available if the user activates the phone’s “digital wellbeing” function.