The Focus Mode has already been talked about more than once, a mode that was announced at Google I / O in May 2019 and about which, until a week ago when it appeared in the Android 10 beta, we have not heard anything more. But what exactly is the Focus Mode? We will tell you.
Focus Mode, to avoid distractions
Our phone is becoming more and more useful and has more functions. So it is normal for certain people to use it as a work tool. But we are also exposed to social networks such as Instagram, Twitter or Reddit in which it is constantly published, and it is very tempting to enter once you have unlocked your mobile.
So Google has designed the Focus Mode. This mode allows you to block access to certain apps while it is activated. Something very useful to focus on your work, since you will only be able to access the apps that you have not selected.
This Focus Mode can be activated for a limited time such as five minutes, fifteen minutes or thirty minutes. This way you can focus on your work during that job but you don’t have to worry about deactivating it once it’s over, or you just want to be there for a specific time.
You can also set a schedule for this concentration mode, so that you can activate it during your work or student day, of course you can change the hours of each day as if it were the Google calendar.
You can now try this mode on your phone with Android 10 or Android 9. Of course, you have to have installed Digital Wellbeing. The app where this function is integrated. You can download it for free from the Play Store, but it is not compatible with all devices, since you will have to have an Android One phone or a Pixel phone, Google mobiles.
In any case, other brands have similar functions, although they work differently, such as the OnePlus Zen Mode, which locks the phone almost entirely, leaving the phone relegated to a device to receive calls, call emergencies and access the camera.
What do you think of this function? Do you see it useful?