This new Google feature helps in the fight against your Android-app-searches – CNET

This new Google feature helps in the fight against your Android-app-searches – CNET


the focus-mode is now available on all devices, the well-being currently Digital.

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If you get distracted, simply by the app notifications constantly pinging you can outsource now, some self-discipline. focus mode is a newly launched Android feature aside distracting apps-maybe it is for you to Facebook, YouTube or Instagram-while you mentally immerse yourself in what you need to do. The tool uses a timer that is preventing you from access to certain apps for a certain amount of time. When the time is up, Google will restart the app.

focus mode is set to promote Google’s latest feature provided to, something that calls for it, digital health. It builds on the Wind-Down mode, a part of Android Digital well-being function is set to on, it switches levels of the screen in grey, if you are planning to turn it every night, or manually. The idea is that the screen is less convincing, while also fighting the blue light, which presumably interfere with sleep patterns and keep you awake longer. 

Google believes that app-Timer, such as those in the focus mode, to help people keep from the overuse of apps, more than 90% of the time. You can choose which apps you want to pause, such as Facebook and Instagram, break the rule, under you with notifications. But you can also open some messaging to keep apps, for emergencies. 

It is available on all devices, currently the Digital well-being and the parental control settings, including the new phones will launch with Android 9 and Android 10-but if you don’t see it yet, you may need to update to the latest version. (Here’s how to Android 10.)


focus mode in the Digital well-being app.

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using the focus mode for Android

1. Open the Digital well-being app.

2. On the dashboard, select focus mode.

3. tap the box to the right of each app you want to disable. You can select Show all apps, if it is not visible.

4. – tap switch on.

5. you will notice that all your apps are greyed out are stopped. If you try to open the app, it opens a text box, the focus mode on says. You can either select settings changes, or tap OK the app will be disabled.

6. If you are ready to stop, pause your apps, go back into focus mode to settings and tap on Switch now.

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Use Quick settings to turn the focus-mode

1. If you are looking for a faster way to rotate the focus-mode, open your Quick Settings menu.

2. tap to focus mode. This break will have the apps you selected in the settings.

3. to make changes To the apps that you have stopped, you need to go in the Digital well-being app.

4. That’s it! Now you can focus on the task at hand, rather than looking at your phone every time you receive a notification.

Ready for more Android-10-tips? Here is the complete guide to Android 10 new gesture control is. Oh, and here is how you can use Android 10.

Originally published earlier this year. Updated, it is now out of beta-testing.

Released on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:00:01 +0000

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