Google now makes it easier to separate work and personal life on Android

Google now makes it easier to separate work and personal life on Android

For professionals across the globe: work-life balance is very important. However, when the switch from work from home happened during the start of the pandemic, the balance is somewhat very hard to manage.

Without a doubt, your laptop and smartphone are full of productivity app and whatnot. With that, it makes it even more difficult to switch off after a long day’s work full of meetings and projects.

Good thing, Google is making use of Android Enterprise to make switching from work and personal life on your device a little easier.

And what’s more? The company even has planned expanded availability coming in next year.

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Google offers a work-life balance for users working from home

Google offers a work-life balance for users working from home
Google offers a work-life balance for users working from home

With no boundary between work and personal activities in your home, maintaining a work-life balance has been a challenge. So, when Google announced that it makes separating work and life balance easier, no one could be more ecstatic than professionals working from home.

You know Google’s Work Profile tool for Android too well –– which lets you hide work apps and data with just a switch and also keeps your personal activities safe from your company.

According to Google’s blog post, at the moment, the feature is only limited to phones that your organization manages. Sadly, most people can’t access these settings at the moment.

Your workplace’s IT team needs to enable it for your account so you can activate work profiles on your Android device. Even more unfortunate for self-employed and freelance workers, this means it is even more impossible to hide work-related apps without the help of a third-party tool.

Good news:

Google says it will start to become available for users using Google Workspace next year.

Related: Google Workspace: A Robust all-in-one Platform to be More Productive at Work

Hide work apps and data with just a flip of a switch
Hide work apps and data with just a flip of a switch

Thankfully, Google acknowledges that growing shift in employment around the world. Unfortunately, not everyone has the backing of an IT department when they’re working at the small corner of their living room.

Eventually, after that, it will brand out with the ultimate goal of allowing users using Android for work to make their business apps and data disappear with just a flip of a switch.

Furthermore, according to Google, once the feature will be available, anyone should be able to separate their work and personal apps between different categories very easily.

Not only that, but Google is also bringing in improved update speed, custom tabs for more secure and safer authentication than anything offered by WebView, and also a new bug bounty program for Pixel devices running enterprise software.

Breathe life at the end of the day…

Nothing is sweeter than being able to breathe nicely after a day’s work. The ability to turn off work is badly needed –– nothing is more important than our mental health too.

Also read: Smartphones and the Internet destroy people’s well-being, a study reveals

Sure, having two laptops –– one for work and the other for personal use –– is great and really separates the two very well. It is really nice to see Google doing something about it to make it easier for their users.

Although, having two smartphones really cements work-life balance, it isn’t practical at all. Also, a hassle to say the least.

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