Digital Wellbeing Is Affecting Google Pixel 3a Performance


Each new generation of Google phones, albeit Nexus or Pixel, had problems after launch.

However, as evidenced by several threads on the r/GooglePixel subreddit, it looks like the app is responsible for instances of sluggish performance on the latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship handsets as well as their just-released more affordable counterparts, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

IF YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE banging the door down to get your hands on a Google Pixel 3a as it went on sale, you might have had a bit of a disappointment.

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Similar to Apple's Screen Time, Google's Digital Wellbeing is created to monitor your smartphone usage habits and help in achieving a healthier digital lifestyle. If you're smartphone is getting slower, then you're going to use it less.

Reddit users are reporting that stopping the Digital Wellbeing app on their phones lead to much better performance, translated into less or no stuttering. After having tried many things, it appeared that disabling Digital Wellbeing made the phones fast once again. As the major tech companies know that users need to spend less time looking at their smartphone every day. Also, the string codes reveal that this may be a feature that will be exclusive to Pixel smartphones only.

Google has been promoting the Digital Wellbeing feature, essentially since it was announced at Google I/O a year ago. However, there is a list of 21 other devices on which Android Q beta version is already available for download. The affected devices range from the Pixel 3 variants all the way to the original Pixel from 2016. Especially considering it does have the famous Pixel camera built-in. We have seen a few leaks regarding Google's updated designs for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL though, and we really like what we've seen.