July 4, 2022

Digital Wellbeing was conceived by Google way back in 2018. Since then, the tech giant has rolled out more and more features to help us find a healthy balance while using our phones. Android 12 brought us the adorable Digital Wellbeing widget that changes colors based on your phone’s theme thanks to Material You. Here’s how you can enable the helpful Digital Wellbeing widget on Android 12.

1. Press and hold the home screen.

2. Tap Widgets.

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3. Look for Digital Wellbeing under widgets and tap it.

4. Press and hold the Digital Wellbeing widget.

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5. Place the Digital Wellbeing widget wherever you want on your home screen.

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As you might have noticed, I used the Google Pixel 6 for this demonstration. If you don’t have a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, fear not because any Android phone running Android 12 and above can follow the same steps for similar results. You may not get exactly the same level of color optimization as the Pixel, depending on your handset, but the Digital Wellbeing widget’s screen time functions are going to be there and that’s really what matters the most.

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