Unfortunately, it seems that the feature might not be as resource efficient as it could be because according to user reports on Reddit, turning the feature off has resulted in their Pixel 3 smartphones feeling a lot faster. According to a post by u/ploewer, “Saw it was a known bug on some YouTube comment about the Pixel 3a, turned it off on my Pixel 3 and it has made the world of difference. Can’t believe I was living with so much stuttering thinking it was normal. The difference is like night and day.”
We should point out that this can also be applied to older Pixel handsets that have Digital Wellbeing, and according to users who have replied to the thread on Reddit, they are noticing a difference when disabling the feature on their Pixel 2 smartphones as well. We’re not sure what could be causing the issue, but it has been speculated that it could be the way that the feature is logging your activity.
If you don’t really care for it, perhaps it might be a good idea to turn it off and maybe you could see a performance improvement on your Pixel smartphone.