You can now configure your Android mobile to give you a slap on the wrist if you get distracted by looking at the screen when you walk on the street.
Yes, that function that came to the Pixels months ago, and that aims to prevent users from walking distracted by not raising their heads from the screen. An option that comes as part of the Digital Wellbeing functions.
The “Look ahead” feature extends to more Android devices
Among the news that we told you that Google announced for the Pixels was the “Look ahead” function. A safety feature that alerts you when you get distracted by looking at your mobile screen while walking on the street.
A function that is already reaching all Android phones that have native Digital Wellbeing. So if you are one of those who do not take off from the mobile screen even when you are on the street, you can configure this security function to remind you that you must leave the device.
You will find this option within the “Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls” settings. So go to your mobile settings, find this section and activate the “Look ahead” function. And of course, for this option to work on your mobile you need to give a series of permissions.
Once you configure the option and give all the permissions, this mobile function will work in the background to detect if you are looking at the screen when you are on the move. When this happens, you will see a notification from Digital Wellbeing, with a message like “Checking activity from Look ahead …”
And of course, it will alert you every time it detects that you are looking at the screen while you are walking. You will see a notification “Be careful. Avoid using the phone while walking. If for some reason, the mobile has not detected the situation well, you can indicate it in the same notification.