Google has a new feature named Focus Mode, launched to help you with distracting applications on your Android phone. Originally talked about last May at Google’s yearly I/O conference, Focus Mode pauses very distracting apps for long as you want with a timer that prevents you from making use of them. When the timer is exhausted, the app will then be un-paused. In this article, we explore a comprehensive tutorial on how to use Google’s focus mode.

how to use Google's focus mode


Google thinks app timers, like the ones Focus Mode comes with, aid users to not continue using apps excessively. You can select which applications you would want to pause. It is best to use it with those applications that always disturb you with notifications. However, you are allowed to keep some messaging apps open for emergencies.

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This feature is Google’s most recent move to enhance digital health and digital wellbeing with features such as Wind Down mode, which transforms the screen to grayscale, designed to boost your sleep and reduce your interest in staring at your skin at night.

How Can I Use Focus Mode On My Android Phone?

1. Launch your Digital Wellbeing app.
2. On the dashboard, choose “Focus Mode.”
3. Click on the box to the right of every app that you wish to disable. You might need to choose “Show all apps” if you cannot see them.
4. Click Turn on now.
5. You will see that every paused app will be grayed out. If you attempt to launch the app, a box that will tell you Focus Mode is on will be seen. You can choose Settings to make changes or click “OK” to leave it deactivated.
6. When you are prepared to stop pausing your apps, head back into the Focus Mode settings and click Turn off now.

How Can I Use Quick Settings To Activate Focus?

1. If you searching for faster ways to enable Focus Mode, access the Quick Settings menu.
2. Click Focus Mode. This will pause any application you have chosen in your settings.
3. To make changes to the used apps, you need to head into the Digital Wellbeing application.
4. You are done.

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There you have it – a comprehensive tutorial on how to use Google’s focus mode on your Android phone. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.


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