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How to Set An App Timer in Android 9 and Higher


Focus Mode lock in an app on an Android phone.

How to Set An App Timer in Android 9 and Higher

Digital Wellbeing is Google’s screen time management feature. It’s available on Google Pixel phones, Android One devices (that run Android 9 Pie and higher), and a limited number of other phones. After you download the Digital Wellbeing app on your device, it shows up as a Settings item.

The Digital Wellbeing app monitors how much time you spend on your phone. It tells you how many times you’ve picked up your phone, how much time you’ve spent in a specific app, and how many notifications you’ve received today.

You can use this information to make decisions about how much time you spend on your smartphone. The app also gives you tools, like App Timer, to curb your usage.

With App Timer, you can restrict how much time you can spend in an app. For example, you can set it up so you only use YouTube 30 minutes per day.

To do this, either swipe down on the notification shade, and then tap the gear icon to open Settings (or open it from the app drawer). Next, tap “Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls.”

Tap "Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls" in Settings.

In the Dashboard, scroll down to the YouTube app and tap the hourglass icon next to it.

In the popup, set the time limit, and then tap “OK.”

Tap "OK" in the "Set App Timer" popup.

When your usage time is up, the app will pause. Its icon on the home screen will be grayed out, and you won’t receive any notifications from it. The next day, the timer resets, and the app unlocks again.

Of course, you can always go back to the Digital Wellbeing app and extend or disable the timer whenever you like.

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