With the release of Android 9.0 Pie, Google is focusing on digital health. Digital Wellbeing is a new set of features that let you control your own smartphone dependency. The beta version is now available and Google is looking for testers.
Although Android 9.0 Pie is officially available for Pixel phones, these new Digital Wellbeing features are not included by default. App Timer, Dashboard, Do Not Disturb, and Wind Down (collectively referred to as Digital Wellbeing) are currently available for testing, but require a few steps beforehand.
Sign up for the beta program
to feature the Digital Wellbeing feature few conditions. First, you must have a pixel device, so either Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. So far, although other phones are participating in the Android Pie Beta, the beta version of Digital Wellbeing is currently only available for Google devices. Second, you need Android 9.0 Pie on your device. Since AndroidPie is already being transferred to Pixel devices, you simply have to wait for the official OTA and update your phone. Once you understand it, you'll need to sign up for the Digital Wellbeing beta program.
When you meet The prerequisites to join the program can be found at the following link. Enter the primary Gmail address you use on your pixel and under the question "Do you have Android 9 Pie on your Pixel?"
off that Google sends you a link to download the beta version feature. It may take a day or more, but Google should clarify the next step in the process by sending you an email.
We would strongly encourage all Pixel users to use this program. Not only do you get a free first look at Pie's new feature, but you'll also help influence the functionality with your feedback. As Google has described the program, this should be a great tool, not only for people who want to recall their smartphone use, but also for parents who want to have their children put down more often.