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How to limit the time an app can be used per day

Well, maybe not just any Android mobile. We will need Android 5.0 or higher, but most Android users meet this requirement. We remember that Android 5.0 Lollipop is an operating system with four years behind it. If you meet this requirement, this tutorial may interest you.

Digital Wellbeing on any Android

Of course, we won’t be able to get the exact same function, but we can get something that looks very similar to it. The folks at Action Launcher, the popular launcher that emulates the Android Stock experience, launched a while ago ActionDash, an application specifically dedicated to the function of offering an alternative to Digital Wellbeing from Google, and that it is already in its fifth version.

ActionDash: digital well-being and screen time

In the app you can check the hours you have spent on your mobile during the day which apps have been the ones that have spent the most hours. You can also see how many times you have unlocked your mobile, the notifications you have received from each application and a long, long etcetera.

ActionDash

Focus mode

Of course, you will have the Focus mode, that is, the mode that allows you to block applications so that you can focus on what is important. Of course, you will have to go through the box and get ActionDash Plus, which is priced at € 4.99. And you can access Focus Mode and many more options.

In this mode you can choose all the apps you want from all the ones you have installed. These apps are the apps that will be blocked while this mode is activated. You can also program it to activate at certain times, such as those you work or study.

ActionDash Focus Mode

With ActionDash Plus too you can limit a maximum of hours that you can use the app. That is, as soon as you have used that application for more than the time that you have marked yourself, you will not be able to use the application in question anymore, since Action Dash will block it.

Limit app time

Third Party Options

There are options offered by the mobile manufacturers themselves. For example, OnePlus included with the launch of the OnePlus 7 the Zen mode, which later reached the rest of the company’s phones up to the OnePlus 5. This mode is somewhat harder than ActionDash, since you select a tempo and during this lapse of time you cannot use any app that may distract you. That is, it will leave you with calls and little else.

OnePlus Zen Focus Mode

Find out if your manufacturer has similar options. What do you think of these functions? Would you use them?