How to limit the time of use of applications in Android

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Digital Wellbeing is a tool that reached users in Spain on Android Pie. It is a tool with which to control the time we use our mobile, in addition to the applications on the phone. Not all Android brands have this tool, although brands like Huawei have created their own alternatives.

An interesting function in a tool like Digital Wellbeing is being able to control how much time you spend in an application. Also, you can set limits on the time of use of an application on Android, so you’re going to avoid using one app more than you should.

Control the time you spend in each app on Android

Application usage time

Many users seek to know the time they spend using their Android phone and the time spent within each application on the device. This will allow us to see if we are using an application for a longer time than desired, or that which is appropriate. So it is very important information, which we can see on our phone. The steps for this are:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Look for the Digital Wellbeing section (also called Digital Health or Digital Balance, depending on the brand).
  3. Enter that section.
  4. Check which apps you use the most.

In this section we are given the time we spend each day using the phone or looking at the screen. We can also see the time we have spent using each application on the device. In addition, it allows you to see the evolution of that use over time, so that you will be able to compare the use that you have made as the days go by.

Limit the time of use of the applications

Limit application usage time

If you want to avoid using some applications for too long, because you end up wasting time when using them, it is possible to set a daily time limit for use from the same. Thanks to this limit we will not misuse them, it can help us learn to better manage the use of Android applications. If you want to do this, the steps to follow are:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Look for the Digital Wellbeing or Digital Health section.
  3. Enter this section.
  4. Look up the phone usage statistics.
  5. Tap the application whose use you want to limit.
  6. Look for the limit or timer option.
  7. Set the usage time.

Having said limit, when you have used that application for the indicated time (one hour, for example), you will get a notification that tells you that you have reached the established daily use time for the same on Android. Whenever you want, you can adjust this time limit, in case you want to extend or reduce it.

Put time limit on Huawei Digital Balance

Huawei digital balance limit time use apps

If you have a Huawei phone, Chinese brand uses Digital Balance, which is his response to Digital Wellbeing, which we have already told you about. It gives us the same functions, so that we can limit the time of use of an application on the phone in a simple way. In case you have a Huawei phone, you can do it with these steps:

  1. Open the settings.
  2. Enter Digital Balance.
  3. Tap on App limits.
  4. Select the application or game in question.
  5. Put a time limit.
  6. To accept.

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