Half a month prior they found that Google was prepping new “Heads Up” mode for Digital Wellbeing that helps remind you to pay more attention to your surroundings when staring at your smartphone while walking. That feature now looks as though it is starting to carry out to devices.
This new screen attention feature has been added to help remind you of potential hazards if you’re walking outside and your device detects movement while the screen is active. It will not ever replace your own judgement when walking and using your smartphone, however it may help prevent a some accidents, which makes it a worthwhile addition.
In the wake of being empowered, you’ll get specific alerts from the Digital Wellbeing application when Heads Up mode is activated on your device including:
- Be careful
- Look ahead
- Stay focused
- Look up
- Stay alert
- Watch out
- Watch your step
As you can see from the setup screens below, when dispatching the dedicated Digital Wellbeing app, the Heads Up mode should be manually activated. Normally, you’ll need to allow location and physical activity access to be set to “Allow all the time” before it can work correctly:
The Heads Up mode is totally optional and can be enabled or disabled — gave the Digital Wellbeing feature has reached your device. On the off chance that you disdain irritating pop-ups and notifications, you might not have any desire to enable the feature. They are just presently seeing the option on Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 gadgets so far when running Digital Wellbeing v1.0.364375698, which is a beta build. This implies that it’s reasonable beta enrollees will be first to get this added safety option on their Pixel hardware first.
On the off chance that you are enlisted and don’t yet see the option, head to Settings > Apps > Digital Wellbing > Clear store and Force stop the application. Re-opening Digital Wellbeing ought to allow you to manually enable the Heads Up feature.