Last year, Google made pre-installed Google Apps and Google Services mandatory for all devices sold after September 3 running Android Pie and Android 10 to come up with a mobile wellness solution with parental controls.
In order to fulfill this requirement, manufacturers have been focused on their own way of getting people to take a break from phones for a period of time. Earlier, OnePlus launched a Zen Mode help to lock you out of most phone functions for a period of 20 minutes or more.
Xiaomi had now revealed that MIUI would have a similar feature called Focus Mode. The announcement was made by MIUI’s head today on Weibo. He announced that the feature is now available on the developer version and can be accessed under Settings by heading to Screen Time Management.
The Focus Mode in MIUI will allow you to choose from five different time settings. The duration can be set for 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Your mobile will be useless at this time. Even if you restart the device it should remain that way.
It’s too early to say when stable users will be able to enter Focus Mode. We also don’t know if all Xiaomi phones are going to get it, but we think that all devices updated to MIUI 11 are going to get it.
Manufacturers are allowed to either to integrate the Digital Wellbeing software from Google or to create their own customized app that meets certain specifications. This rule is also applicable to devices that get updated to Android 9 Pie or Android 10 after the mentioned date. This explains why Digital Wellbeing has been including so many software updates that we have seen from manufacturers in recent weeks.