Google first introduced Digital Wellbeing back in 2018. The app has since seen a series of updates that have made it even better as the years have gone on. The latest Digital Wellbeing update tweaks a few things about the app, including swapping out “Wind Down” for a new “Bedtime Mode” (h/t: 9to5Google).
If your device features Digital Wellbeing, you may have seen the update land in the last day or so. Unfortunately, my Pixel 4 XL didn’t see the update until I opted into the beta channel. Here’s what it looks like after the update:
This isn’t a major update. The most notable change is Digital Wellbeing’s aforementioned new Bedtime Mode. This isn’t a new feature in itself, but it replaces the app’s existing Wind Down functionality. Though this is primarily a rebranding, the tweak appears to remove the existing grayscale toggle from the Quick Settings menu. Thankfully, you can just manually add this back if you want, or you can toggle it from the Digital Wellbeing’s Bedtime Mode settings page.
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Another small tweak is the app’s Focus Mode icon. Before the update, the icon was a simple circle, but now, it looks like an “O” framed by what looks like a couple of parentheses. You can see the new icon in Focus Mode’s pop-up dialogue box as well as its persistent notification.
These aren’t major tweaks, but it’s nice to see Google constantly working on Digital Wellbeing. We think the app has the potential to change your life, so you should give it a shot if you haven’t already. You should see the update in the Play Store any time now if you haven’t already, or you can just opt into the beta channel as I did.
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