Use App Timers in Android Pie

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Google's Digital Wellbeing is a set of tools designed to help you gain a clearer picture of how you use your device each day, in addition to optimization options such as app timers. Google's position is that they want mobile tech to compliment the user's life, rather than completely overtake it.

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Of course, too too much usage varies from person-to-person, so you select which apps to use timers with. Once you've monitored and analyzed your daily tapping habits, you're ready to set app timers to help cut down on unnecessary digital exposure.

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For the following guide, we used a Google Pixel running Android 9.

**Please Note** Digital Wellbeing is currently in beta, and only some supports devices running Android Oreo or Pie.

Set App Timers in Digital Wellbeing on Android

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App timers are set and managed via Digital Wellbeing's Dashboard.

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    From your home screen or app drawer, tap Settings.
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    Tap Digital Wellbing.
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    Under Ways to disconnect, tap Dashboard.
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    Scroll down and tap the arrow next to Show all apps.
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    Tap the timer icon next to an app, set the time interval, then tap OK.
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    Each app's timer resets at midnight in your time zone.
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Delete App Timers in Digital Wellbeing for Android

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You can delete all the timers you've set or only specific ones.

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    From Settings, tap Digital Wellbeing.
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    Tap the vertical ellipse menu in the top right corner, then tap Delete app timers.
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    Tap Delete when the dialog box appears.
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    This will remove all your app timers
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    To delete specific timers, continue reading.
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    From Digital Wellbeing, tap Dashboard.
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    Tap the timer icon to the right of the app, then tap Delete timer.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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