Your Pixel device that is running Android 13 wants to make bedtime considerably easier for you. It wants to help you wind down and make it such that you can drift off into that wonderful land of slumber without interruption from notifications or bright screens.
It’s very handy, especially if you leave your phone in a charging cradle on your nightstand that makes the phone’s display face you.
If that’s your setup, you are perfectly aware of how that screen can become a real nuisance throughout the night.
Fortunately, Android 13 has a very unique feature, called Bedtime mode, which is a part of the Digital Wellbeing app.
This mode silences notifications, turns the screen black and white, and can even shift the UI to grayscale at a specific time. What this means is your device won’t interrupt you and won’t be a glaring presence as you try to fall asleep.
Even better, thanks to the grayscale feature, should you have to grab that phone in the middle of the night, it won’t hurt your eyes as you gaze into the screen.
Out of the box, however, Bedtime mode is not enabled. Fortunately, it’s really simple to enable and set up.
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How to set up a bedtime schedule on your Android device
Let’s do just that.
The only thing you’ll need for this is an Android phone that includes the Digital Wellbeing app. You’ll find this app in Android 12 and later. That’s it. Let’s set it up.
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And that’s all there is to set up your bedtime schedule in Android 13.
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One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Bedtime mode has zero effect on the Pixel Watch. Unfortunately, you have to manually enable Bedtime mode on the watch. Hopefully, at some point, Google will get those two things in sync such that when Bedtime mode on your phone kicks in, it will automatically kick in on your watch.
Other than that, Bedtime mode is a handy feature that can help you catch some sleep.