Apple aims to help users monitor their online habits with new Digital Health tools launch. The iPhone maker has unveiled a new software feature at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in California later today, as a part of the company’s new initiative to improve the digital wellbeing of its users
The software tool will allow people to understand their smartphone use and limit time on certain apps. They will help them to learn when it’s time to switch off.
The Digital Health software will be part of the company’s new iOS 12 software that powers the iPhone and iPad. There’s a feature named, Screen Time which will weekly report users about how they are using their device. Apple also said that the feature will also notify parents about their children’s phones by sending reports and set time limits on app usage.
The users will also find new Do Not Disturb features, containing a new bedtime mode through which users will be able to darken their display and hide notifications until the morning.
The Digital Wellbeing site says: “We’re creating tools and features that help people better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits for the whole family.”
During its developer conference, Apple also announced updates to its animated emoji in iOS 12 which identify user’s face called Animoji. The revamped includes new animals, as well as the ability to detect when a tongue is being stuck out. Besides, the tech giant also unveiled a huge number of new apps and features for its library of devices.
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