What is digital wellbeing

Digital wellbeing - that's in the Samsung application

You keep your mobile phone in your hand all the time, for example to read an incoming message, to check the weather or to do most of the next Candy Crush level. Samsung offers a suitable function to visualize your own cell phone usage. Everything to use Digital wellbeing you read here.

Nowadays, digital wellbeing is a hot topic. The smartphone is always and everywhere and has become indispensable. A real mobile phone addiction is not far off in many cases. It is all the more important to be aware of how long and for what purpose the mobile phone is in use and to limit this use if necessary. On the iPhone you will find an overview of the mobile phone minutes used under the item Screen time. For Samsung devices from Android 9 Digital wellbeing integrated as a menu item in the settings. Here you can see at a glance how often you use your smartphone and the individual apps, how many notifications you get from which apps and how often you unlock your mobile phone. This overview is available to you for the last two weeks.

In addition to the overview of your digital habits, the menu item offers you Digital wellbeing three different functions that should help you switch off and put your smartphone down more often.

App timer

With the app timer you can set a usage time for individual apps. If this expires, the corresponding application is paused for the rest of the day. The timers are reset every day at midnight.

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Digital wellbeing and parental controls.
  3. Tap App timer.
  4. A list of all your apps will appear. Tap on the right No timer and choose between 15 minutes, 30 minutes and one hour in the drop-down menu or set an individual timer.

Concentration mode

The concentration mode helps you to pause distractions on your smartphone in order to stay focused. You can also find this feature in the section Digital wellbeing. For example, you choose the mode working hours off and tap on Start, all apps on your smartphone that could distract you from work are paused. You cannot use these applications and you will not receive any notifications while the mode is set. If you tap on in a desired mode Add, you can select individual apps that you can still use in the activated concentration mode.

Sleep mode

This mode helps you to calm down before going to bed and to switch off your smartphone or to put it aside. Here you can set the days of the week and the corresponding rest times individually. From the time you set, the "Do not disturb" function is activated on your smartphone, which means that all notifications are muted so that you can sleep undisturbed. The display is also only shown in grayscale from the start of sleep mode. However, all apps can be used normally.