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Get a view of your daily digital habits.

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. The dashboard gives you a daily view of how often you check your phone and how frequently you use different apps.

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  1. Manage your apps and notifications to reduce distractions

    Pausing apps and customizing when and how you get notifications can help keep your attention on your tasks.

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      Pause distracting apps and stay focused.

      With a single tap, Focus mode pauses apps that you’ve selected to minimize distractions and better focus your time. You can even set a schedule to turn on Focus mode automatically.

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      A Google phone screen that shows the options to turn on Focus mode.
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      Control your notifications.

      Temporarily hide notifications. Choose which alerts you always see and whether they make sound or vibrate.

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      A Google phone with option to Snooze notifications for 30min, one hour, or until the user is home.
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      Limit interruptions.

      With one tap in your Quick Settings on Android, Do Not Disturb can hide all notifications so you won’t see them on screen.

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      Google phone Quick Settings with an icon getting tapped to hide all notifications.
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      Combine notifications.

      Now you can get all of your YouTube push notifications bundled into a single notification each day — and choose when you get it.

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      A Google phone screen showing bundled YouTube notifications for the user to see when they choose.
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      Disable sounds and vibrations.

      By default, all sounds and vibrations from the YouTube app are disabled between 10 pm and 8 am. You can customize the start and end times to ensure that notifications from the YouTube app are sent silently to your phone during a specified time each day.

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      A Google phone screen showing sounds and vibrations getting disabled from 10pm to 8am.
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      Change your email notifications.

      Turn on high-priority notifications to limit the number of email alerts you receive and get notified only when it’s essential.

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      A Google phone screen asking to turn on notifications for their most important emails.
  2. Minimize your device use when with others

    Give your full attention to the people you spend time with and maximize the quality of your in-person connections.

  3. Wind down for a better night’s sleep

    Creating space from your device at night can help you feel more relaxed and help you sleep better.

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      Ease into your night.

      Bedtime mode reminds you to switch off at night. You can set a schedule or have it turn on while charging your phone. Grayscale changes the screen to black and white, and Do Not Disturb silences notifications to help you get a good night's sleep.

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      A Google phone screen that shows Bedtime set to turn on from 11:00pm to 7:00am.
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      Improve your bedtime routine.

      To make falling asleep easier, your voice can activate the customizable Bedtime Routine – set an alarm, dim the lights, lower your music, get tomorrow’s weather, and zzzz.

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      A Google phone screen showing a conversation with the Google Assistant where an alarm is being set.
  4. Step away from work when you want to

    Creating space from work-related notifications can help you recharge while away from the office.

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      Create Do Not Disturb moments.

      You can set Do Not Disturb to turn on automatically at certain times.

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      A Google phone screen that shows Do Not Disturb Mode getting turned on.
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      Switch off work.

      Turn off your work profile with one tap to pause work apps and their notifications.

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      A Google phone screen that shows Work Profile getting turned on.
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      Set an auto reply.

      Gmail’s out-of-office auto reply is good for more than just your next vacation. Customize your message to let people know you won't be able to get back to them right away.

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      A Google phone screen that shows vacation responder turned on to work from "Today" to "Not Set."
  5. Put your smart speaker to good use

    Use your smart speaker and Google Assistant to create moments away from your device.

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      Say "Hey, Google."

      Now with voice-powered Do Not Disturb mode, just ask Google Assistant to silence all notifications and communications by saying "Hey, Google, do not disturb."

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      A Google phone showing a conversation with Google Assistant.
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      Create moments of zen at home.

      When your Google Home devices are in Downtime, they won’t respond to most commands or questions. During Downtime, you also won’t receive notifications from your Google Home devices.

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      A Google phone screen that shows Downtime getting turned on to work during School Night days.
  6. Understand how you’re using your device

    Getting a better, more detailed understanding of your tech use is the first step toward improving your overall digital wellbeing.

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      Learn more about your time spent in apps.

      The dashboard gives you a complete picture of how you use your phone. See your daily screen time, how many notifications you get, and how often you unlock your phone.

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      A Google phone showing the various Digital Wellbeing tools on Android.
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      See how much you watch.

      Discover how much time you’ve spent watching YouTube videos today, yesterday, and over the past week.

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      A Google phone screen showing the amount of time the user has spent on YouTube.
  7. Create boundaries for yourself

    Setting limits for certain apps and sites can keep you from scrolling the day away.

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      Manage your time spent in apps and on sites.

      If you want to limit the time you spend using certain apps or websites, you can set daily timers. When the timer runs out, the app or website is paused for the rest of the day.

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      A Google phone screen that shows a users daily screen time and the various app timers they can set.
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      Remind yourself to take a break.

      Schedule custom breathers as often as you want, pausing what you’re currently watching and encouraging you to step away.

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      A Google phone screen with the question "Time to take a break? You've been watching for 1 hour."
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      Take control of your video experience.

      Autoplay control lets you decide whether you want the next video to start playing automatically.

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      A Google phone showing the Autoplay mode and a thumbnail for a YouTube video.
  8. Master your inbox

    Email at your fingertips can enable connection and productivity. Make your inbox work even harder for you with new tools that give you greater control over when and how you email.

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