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How to find screen time on Android?

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Smartphones have become an essential part of everyone’s lives, giving access to information, entertainment, and ways to communicate. But as everybody uses smartphones and apps more and more, they want to be careful about spending too much time looking at screens. It’s essential to balance digital activities and real-life experiences. To do that, you should be aware of how much time you spend on your mobile screens and take steps to manage it wisely.

In this article, we have discussed the steps to find screen time on Android through the mobile settings app and screen time widget.

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How to find screen time through settings?

If you want to see how much time you are spending on your phone and how much time you are spending on which app then follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down, find and tap on Digital Wellbeing and parental controls option.
  • On the next screen, you will see a graph showing you the screen time you have spent for the day, with the most used apps in the graph.
  • To view more detailed information tap on the Graph.
  • It will show a bar graph showing you the screen time every day for the week, and you can scroll down to view the exact time you spent on different apps.

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How to get the Digital Wellbeing app?

Android phones provide an option where you can choose Digital Wellbeing to show as an app, to do that follow the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app on your phone, scroll down, find and tap on Digital Wellbeing and parental controls option.
  • On the next screen, scroll down and turn the toggle beside the Show icon in the app list.
  • You no longer have to visit the settings app repeatedly to view your screen time; you can use the Digital Wellbeing app from the app section.

How to add a screen time widget?

There is a screen time widget available as well, which shows the top three apps you use each day. To add the widget follow the steps below.

  • Touch and hold the Home screen and then tap on the Widgets option.
  • Scroll down and tap on Digital Wellbeing to expand it.
  • Touch and hold the Screen time widget.
  • Place it wherever you want on the screen.

As technology plays an increasingly significant role in people’s lives, it is essential for users to be mindful of their screen time. Android’s Digital Wellbeing provides a range of tools that allow users to monitor, manage, and control their smartphone usage, empowering them to cultivate healthier digital habits.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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