Undoubtedly, Android is the most popular and flexible mobile operating system of all because of its powerful features. And the best part is that you can customize the device to your choice. As a result, a seemingly simple Android phone can become a melting pot of technology and creativity when the corresponding Google Play Store apps are added.
In this article, we will take a step back today and focus only on the powers of Android, fewer applications.
So, here is the list of 21 hidden Android tips and hidden features that you should not miss. The great thing about these features is that, whether it’s a OnePlus device or a Samsung phone, most of them can be found in the Settings menu, as a custom UI or Android floor.
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1. Quick access to Notifications
To quickly access it, move both fingers down on the home screen. The quick settings menu and the notification bar are available in no time
2. Display Touch Points
In some training videos on YouTube, it is difficult to know exactly where the demonstrator is displayed on the screen.
Resolution of the previous problem: Activate the touch points of the screen. This will show a white dot that you touched.
To enable this option, you should take a look at the developer option. Go to tap to activate Show Keys.
To access the development option on your device, go to Settings> About and tap the build number seven times.
3. Reduce eye strain
From the built-in PDF converter to the blue light filter, Android covers most aspects that do without the installation of third-party applications. The next time you’re in an experimental mood, apply a photo to the built-in grayscale mode. Once activated, it clears the bright colors and replaces them with a monochrome sound. A reduced version of the iPhone’s Night Shift feature, if you ask me.
And like TouchPoints, it is also hidden in the developer option. We all know that bright screens are the recipe for eye strain so this clever trick will save your eyes from further damage. In addition, it also helps to extend the life of the battery.
4. Limit the data usage on your phone
It is a known fact that almost all Android apps on our phones do some background activity, such as: For example, synchronize data, update activities to fix errors, or implement new features.
Undoubtedly, these are important and should not be ignored, but the most important thing is to know when these activities are carried out. You do not want Google Photos to sync 200 high-resolution photos with mobile data, right?
Fortunately, we have a savior hidden in the application settings menu. Open the configuration and go to Data Usage where you see the option to restrict the background data of the application. You can also tap the app and select the app information from the pop-up menu.
Once background activity is turned on, it will no longer be sent over the cellular network and will not appear until you connect to a wireless network.
5. Save a web page as a PDF
6. See all open tabs on your phone
7. Switch to the file directory
Of course, there are many third-party applications that allow you to view the contents of the phone memory files, but what happens if you have limited space and a new application cannot be installed? The solution is very simple. Chrome. Just enter the file: /// sdcard / and all phone data, old and new, will be displayed in an index.
8. Power button to end the call
80% of the time, our thumbs is near the power button while we take a call, so enabling the power button to enable calls to quit seems to be the smartest. Even though watching an exciting match cricket and you can not stop watching TV, it is the most practical way to end a call.
To activate it, open the accessibility settings and activate the option Call End the Power Button. Well, now you have a physical button to end your call.
9. PIN screen
My brother likes to spy on me for reasons he knows best (brothers, I tell you). Therefore, every time I enter my phone, I have to be very careful not to open WhatsApp or otherwise, even my social networking apps.
What I do is enable screen capture, it makes it almost impossible to navigate through other apps, as this ingenious trick makes them inaccessible buttons.
All you have to do is go to the settings menu and tap the pin icon to activate.
Note that on the Samsung Galaxy devices, the Pine windows need to be activated. This may be in the other security settings menu.
10. Starting your Android device in safe mode
To start the phone in safe mode, press the power button and hold the option to turn it off.
11. Smart Lock
So, if the phone is in the office next, you do not need to unlock it for the umpteenth time. The transition is fluent enough and what makes it amazing is that you can choose any number of seats. To enable it, go to Smart Lock in the security settings.
Some smartphones require access to Google Play services to enable Smart Lock, can find the configuration in the application settings.