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One of the digital wellbeing initiatives introduced by Apple in recent times is Screen Time. This basically gives users an overview of how much time they’ve spent on their phone, and which apps that they have been using the most. It can also be used to limit how long they spend on certain apps a day.

For the most part it does what it’s supposed to do, but according to the iOS 12.2 beta, it seems that Apple is planning on making the feature more customizable. This comes in the form of customized Downtime for each day, meaning that users will now be able to select at what time Downtime is supposed to kick in.

For example during the weekday when you might be more busy, you might prefer Downtime to begin earlier as you might have to get up early for work or school. However on weekends when you’re more free, Downtime can begin at a later time. This customization will let users choose their Downtime days and times based on their own personal schedule.

If you’re unfamiliar with Downtime, this is a feature of Screen Time that prevents notifications from your apps from showing up, except for apps that you allow and also phone calls. The idea is that with you being notified less, you would be less tempted to use your phone.

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