Google unveils new bedtime mode

Google might have found a solution to your sleep problems. As a part of the Digital Wellbeing setting, the company has introduced a new Bedtime mode that provides tools for a restful sleep for Android users.

Similar to how the Wind Down mode worked under the Digital Wellbeing setting, this new mode, when turned on will keep the Android phone dark and quiet while you sleep.

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“While Bedtime mode is on, it uses Do Not Disturb to silence calls, texts and other notifications that might disturb your sleep. Grayscale fades the colours on your phone to black and white to reduce the draw from enticing colors that keep you up,” Google said in a statement on Monday.

The company claims that the search for topics like ‘insomnia’ and ‘can’t sleep’ are on the rise and this new mode can help Android users be more mindful about their sleep patterns. The user can set their own schedule and choose to have it turn on automatically or after the phone is plugged in to charge.

You can also add Bedtime mode to your Android phone’s Quick Settings, to instantly turn it on or off with a single tap. And if you need a few more minutes, you can choose to pause Bedtime mode without needing to adjust your schedule.

The update to Digital Wellbeing, which included the ability to automatically enable the mode when the phone is charging and add it to Quick Settings, actually rolled out earlier in May. But Google is announcing the features today as part of its other Bedtime mode changes.


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