Android: “Digital well-being” function would reduce the performance of some smartphones July 15, 2020 – Posted in: Smartphone news
Google offers on some smartphones running Android 9.0, a “digital well-being” application that allows you to analyze and regulate your digital consumption. It is for example possible to set a timer to set a usage limit or to control the number of notifications received. The idea is to offer those who wish it an easier way to disconnect. But it seems that this functionality poses problems.
Reddit users have noticed that their Pixel smartphones work much better when not activated: “I just deactivated the digital well-being feature, my Pixel 3 finally has the performance of a flagshipPixels 2 / 2XL, Pixel 3 / 3XL and even the new Pixel 3a would be affected. When it is not activated, the phone would be much more fluid and efficient, especially for launching applications.
Here is the procedure to deactivate this feature: Settings> Digital well-being> Options (3 dots at the top right of the application)> Deactivate access to usage data. If you don’t see any changes, use the same method to reactivate the function.