How to check screen time on Android

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Wondering how to check screen time on Android? It’s quite simple.

There has been a debate on whether or not screen on time is a helpful battery gauge but it does tell you how long have you been staring at your phone’s screen. You can also measure how much time you spend on the installed apps.

How to check screen time on Android

You can check the screen time on your Android device with the help of three methods. Follow the steps given below.

1. Battery Settings:

Step 1: Launch Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Look for Battery settings or Device Care. Tap on it.

Step 3: Select Battery.

Step 4: Click on Battery Usage.

Step 5: You’ll see your screen on time at the very top. You can also view the SoT of other applications.

Have a look at a short video tutorial to access Battery settings.

2. Digital Wellbeing (Android 8 and above):

Step 1: Open Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Scroll till you locate Digital Wellbeing and parental controls.

Step 3: You can see the SoT on the top.

Step 4: Scroll below to see the SoT of particular apps.

Have a look at a short video tutorial to access Digital Wellbeing.

3. ActionDash:

Step 1: Download ActionDash from this link.

Step 2: Launch the app and give the necessary permissions.

Step 3: You can now see the various aspects of Digital Wellbeing in this app.


Does Android have a screen time feature?

Yes, Android has had a screen-on time or SoT feature for a long time. It can be found in the battery section of Digital Wellbeing.

How do I track my screen time?

To track your Android phone’s screen time, go to your Battery settings or search for Digital Wellbeing. In the Battery settings, locate Battery Usage under the three-dot menu. Select Show full device usage to check your screen time. Under Digital Wellbeing, SOT is the first thing you see. You can also download a third-party app known as Action Dash to monitor the SoT.


This is how to check screen time on Android. Even if you can see the Screen on Time, it isn’t a battery gauge. Do not judge your battery’s performance with just SoT on its side. There are many factors that gauge a phone’s battery life.

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