You can now try out a key new feature from Android Q by installing a new app. ActionDash, an app that more or less clones Google’s Digital Wellbeing features, has been updated to include a “focus mode” that works exactly like the focus mode that’s being built into the next version of Android.
When you activate Focus Mode, your phone will lock you out of apps that you’ve marked as distracting. So if you go to open Instagram or your email, a message will pop up saying that you’re locked out.
Focus Mode isn’t meant to be a particularly serious way to limit usage phone usage, though It’s more of a nudge to stop you from mindlessly scrolling through one social media feed or another. Like on Android Q, you activate Focus Mode just by tapping a tile in the quick settings panel. Tapping it again will disable the feature, so there isn’t anything stopping you from getting around the system, just a slight hurdle in front of using select apps.
ActionDash launched in January with the promise of bringing Digital Wellbeing features to all Android phones. Unlike Google’s features — which are available to a limited number of…