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Android 13 Bedtime Mode may automatically dim your wallpaper

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While we all want to see what Google will show during Google I/O for Android 13, features a glimpse of the next big OS upgrade for Android users found by 9to5Google in APK code. Those glimpses suggest what functions will Android 13 brings and this time 9to5Google has found references that Digital Wellbeing will be made even more useful for those of us looking at our phones at night.

Digital Wellbeing can dim wallpapers at night with Android 13

Bedtime Mode is a feature currently available with Android. Basically, it offers a lot of options to make you more comfortable scrolling through that “one post” on social media (and the ten others) in bed before you finally give up and go to sleep. Bedtime mode is even part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite of features, and you can now set a schedule to turn your phone into grayscale, turn off the Always-On display, and activate Do Not Disturb for your quiet evening routine. Android 13 will further improve this capability. According to code that 9to5Google found in the most recent Google Play Store update, you get the option to automatically dim your phone’s wallpaper.

The images below show some examples of dimmed wallpaper, ranging from 0 (the feature is disabled) to 100%, where the wallpaper just looks black. In this way, it will not protrude your eyes in the darkness of your bedroom, even if you have a chic, ultra-colorful and bright wallpaper.

It is not yet clear what percentage of dimming you can set with Bedtime Mode. In addition, if your phone is not running Android 13, you may be given an option to suggest “use a dark wallpaper”.

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