• Third-party apps can now access the same functionality as Digital Wellbeing’s bedtime mode in Android 15.
  • Bedtime mode is a feature that silences your phone and changes various screen options to help you sleep better at night.
  • Before Android 15, certain screen options could only be controlled by Google’s Digital Wellbeing app.

It’s awfully tempting to use your phone late at night before going to bed, but it can be detrimental to your sleep schedule and quality. That’s why Google’s Digital Wellbeing app has a dedicated bedtime mode you can flip. Bedtime mode silences your phone and changes various screen options to encourage you to stop using your phone. Currently, only the stock, preinstalled Digital Wellbeing app has the capability to automatically change distracting screen options, meaning you’re limited to using the app’s time-based trigger. But in the upcoming Android 15 update, Google is giving third-party apps the ability to change distracting screen options, opening up an avenue for developers to let users create an even more custom bedtime mode routine.

If you open up Digital Wellbeing’s settings page and tap on Bedtime mode, you can change when the routine triggers. You can set it on a fixed schedule or have it turn on when charging after a specific time of day. Once you’ve chosen when to activate it, you can customize what happens when bedtime mode is enabled. You can choose to have bedtime mode activate Android’s Do Not Disturb mode, ensuring that only alarms and calls from important contacts reach you. You can also choose to have bedtime mode change various screen options, like turning your screen grayscale, enabling dark mode, turning off the always-on display, and dimming the wallpaper.