Essential Phone update brings support for a former Pixel-exclusive feature

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Essential Phone update brings support for a former Pixel-exclusive feature
Essential has just announced that its only smartphone has just received a new update that brings the March security patch and one feature that was initially exclusively available to Pixel smartphone owners – Digital Wellbeing.

Digital Wellbeing is an Android app that offers users a complete overview of their digital habits. If your phone supports Digital Wellbeing, you'll be able to see how frequently you use different apps, how many notifications you receive, and even how often you check your phone.

But these aren't the only things the app can do for you. Digital Wellbeing can disconnect from your everyday smartphone usage by adding daily app timers that allow you to set limits for how much you use apps.


Also, you can set the app to remind you to switch off at night, set a schedule to fade your screen to Grayscale while DnD (do not disturb) silences notifications during nights. After the update, your Essential Phone should feature the Digital Wellbeing app in the Settings menu.

Despite the fact that it's doing a great job supporting its smartphone, Essential is unlikely to offer fans a sequel to its first product. Also, since the Essential Phone was launched on the market about 18 months ago, the phone should stop receiving any updates in about six months from now.

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