Google adds Bedtime feature, security tools to Pixel phones

Google Pixel owners can rest assured—literally. Google’s Android team unveiled new features this week that extend battery life, enhance personal security and help you disconnect at night. Every three months (since December), Google rolls out new tools like the Photos function, automatic call screening, AR effects, and more display options.

As part of this third fall, the company upgraded its Adaptive Battery to predict when your Pixel will run out of power and automatically reduce background activity to keep the phone running a little longer. Will give The software already learns your favorite apps and draws power from rarely used ones. And a better battery means more screen time, but Google wants to help prevent those late-night scrolling sessions with the watch’s sleep feature that “helps you maintain a consistent sleep schedule and limit your screen time each night.” helps to better balance with,” technical program manager Taka Tokuda wrote in a blog announcement.(opens in a new tab),

Go to the Pixel Clock app to get a preview of the next day’s schedule, limit night-time interruptions, and fall asleep with soothing sounds. Can’t put your phone down? According to Tokuda, “If you keep waking up … after bedtime, you’ll get a snapshot of how much time you’re spending awake and on which apps.” Google has also added the ability to wake up to your favorite tune or with a gradually brightening screen.

Once you’re up, caffeinated, and ready for the day, tap into the Recorder app to start, stop, and search for voice recordings via Google Assistant; A simple “Hey Google, start recording my meeting” or “Hey Google, show me a recording about dogs” will do the trick. You can also save the transcript directly to Google Docs for easy sharing.

“We’re also introducing new security features,” Tokuda said, highlighting a scheduled check-in after a solo run or hike. If you don’t respond to a planned consultation, the app automatically alerts your emergency contacts.

“In the event that you need immediate assistance or are in a dangerous situation,” Google explained, “Emergency Sharing notifies all of your emergency contacts and shares your real-time location via Google Maps.” so they can send help or find you.” The ultra-vigilant can also enable Crisis Alerts in the Personal Safety app to receive notifications about natural disasters and other public emergencies.

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