Microsoft Launcher beta gets Android Pie-like Digital Health feature

Microsoft launcher for Android gets a new update which brings Android 9.0 Pei’s Digital Wellbeing like feature which it is calling ‘Digital Health.’ This allows you to track which apps you use, how long you use them, and even how often you unlock your phone.

Those are the core features of Android’s Digital Wellbeing wrapped up inside the Microsoft Launcher. The Digital Health feature is present on the far left home screen panel. It needs usage access in the system settings before it can track data, though. However, it doesn’t have the advanced features of Android Digital Wellbeing like app timers or winddown mode. The Microsoft Launcher 5.1 beta is available in the Play Store if you have signed up for the beta, if not you can download the APK and side-load it.

Microsoft Software official changelog:

Track your screen time, app usage and phone unlocks with the new screen time card

The Launcher To Do card now shows tasks from apps like Microsoft To Do, Outlook and Skype

The Launcher Notes card now shows your Notes from Sticky Notes on Windows, Outlook and OneNote mobile

Cortana now has an updated card with commute/traffic

“Hey Cortana” as a beta feature for the en-us market

Cortana support in the ES-ES market

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