Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing: would you use those features?

Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing: would you use those features?
This year, mobile operating system developers seem to be tackling the ever-growing issue of smartphone addiction. Google announced its Digital Wellbeing feature in Android 9 and Apple presented its own Screen Time feature for iOS 12. What these do is they show you a broken-down view of how much time you spend on your phone and which apps you use the most.

Users that don't trust their own ability to resist their phone's digital temptations will have the choice to set up an automatic limit of how much time they can spend in an app. On Apple's side, this time is synced and spread between your iPad and iPhone, so no cheating by jumping from phone to tablet and back!

Some will definitely enjoy the choice to stop their habit of procrastinating by hanging on to the phone. Most will probably just check out the graphs and then forget about the feature. And we are sure that there are few out there in denial, believing that there's no way they are suffering from smartphone addiction.

We kid, of course, but let's see what the public says! Would you use Digital Wellbeing / Screen Time?

Would you use Digital Wellbeing / Screen Time?

Yeah! Sounds great!
44.66%
Meh, I'll check the graphs from time to time, but not go as far as place limitations on my use
33.53%
I absolutely don't care for this feature
21.82%

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22 Comments

4. gamehead unregistered

I check it, but wont really care for it

13. KParks23

Posts: 724; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly I'm either going to use my phone or not so this is absolutely pointless.

21. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

This is good for allowances when you arent home to tell your kids to put fortnite down and do their homework.

5. Chrusti

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I am using this feature already and I got only

6. surethom

Posts: 1684; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Similar to what Android P will have but apple Doing it in a better way.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Sure thom

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4179; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Explain?

14. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

The only better part is being able to remotely control your kids. Everything else is basically a copy and not “better”

15. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Multiplayer AR gaming is a copy huh?

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Read the article!!! What is it about? Go find my input on AR in the AR article.

22. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 681; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

How can it be a copy? Apple will have it on the market before Google has Android P on the market. Moreover, Apple will have more than 50% of its user base switched until end of 2018. google won‘t ever achieve a 50% user base for Android P.

7. libra89

Posts: 2276; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I would like to see what my results are. It should be interesting.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4179; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Most will not use it long term. Just reality

9. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

My 2 year old phone's depreciated battery does enough for my digital wellbeing. I can't use it for more than 3 hours a day anyway, unless I want to recharge it(I don't).

17. Brewski

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

At first I first read that as "your 2-year-old has a phone with a bad battery". I was like wtf did this guy give his 2-year-old a phone...? Had to re-read that one. :P

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So my comment has been removed but almost the exact wording in another article is allowed. That says enough

16. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'll give them a try sure, I might be addicted now too so who knows.

18. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

Love this idea. It's one of the principal reasons I'm looking forward to returning to Android.

20. KingSam

Posts: 1439; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

We're all geeks here. We'll check our stats and that's about it. We didn't need this to know were all tech addicts.

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