Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system comes with so many useful features and some features are even hidden in this OS, just by enabling it you can make your device more useful. So here are the 10 Android Tips & Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About.
1) Enable Developer Mode
Navigate to Settings > About phone and tap on your phone’s build number 7 times. You’ll get a message saying “Congratulations, you are now a developer”. Go Back and You will see Developer Options has been included in your Settings menu.
2) Change the Animation Scales
There are also lots of entry-level phones that come with slower processors and only 1GB or 2GB of RAM. By changing Animation Scales you can feel faster phone with less RAM.
By changing your phone’s “Window animation scale”, “Transition animation scale” and “Animator duration scale” from 1x to 0.5x. Granted, it won’t actually make your phone faster, but it will make it feel faster.
Go to Settings > Developer options and scroll down the list to find the ‘Window animation scale’, ‘Transition animation scale’ and ‘Animator duration scale’.(you’ll need to have first enabled Developer Mode).
3) Clear App Defaults
Sometimes it’s annoying when you try to open a link and it opens in a certain app rather than in the browser. It could be a YouTube link, a tweet, or a Facebook page.
It’s can be fixed easily.
Go to Settings > Apps or Application and find the app that keeps opening. Once there, scroll down to Open by default, press it, and then select Clear Defaults.
If that doesn’t work, try doing the same with your browser app as well.
4) Quickly Access the Quick Settings Menu
Did you know you don’t actually need to double swipe in order to access quick settings menu?
Instead, a simultaneous two-finger swipe will do the same effect.
5) Disable Annoying Notifications
Do not know How to stop annoying app notifications, try trick given below to stop.
There is an easy solution — Pull down the notification bar, Just long-press on the notification until a box appears and tap the box that says, “App Info.” and now you will arrive in the settings menu of that App notification and from settings menu uncheck the option “Show-notifications” and now it will ask you to confirm, just confirm it and boom Annoying notifications have gone.
6) Priority Mode
Priority mode allows you to put your phone into quiet mode, but still allow some “noises” to get through. This could be calls, texts, or WhatsApps from specific contacts, notifications from certain apps, or important alerts such as alarms.
To set it up, navigate to Settings > Sound & Notification > Do not disturb, then select the options that you require.
It can be quickly toggled on and off from the Quick Settings menu.
7) Map Zoom
Ever need to use Google Maps one-handed? (No, not while you’re driving!)
Just double tap the screen and swipe up and down to zoom in and out — it’s a lot less fiddly than trying to pinch your fingers and hold your phone at the same time!
8) Smart Lock
It uses GPS, certain networks, your face, or even your voice to prevent your phone from locking itself, making for a much faster and hassle-free experience.
Navigate to Settings > Security > Smart lock to set it up.
9) Screen Pinning
Screen pinning in Android device let you enable to only show a specific app’s screen. The device is temporally locked in this specific app, and you cannot access any other apps. Screen pinning is the good option when you are giving your phone to the kids.
Firstly, you’ll need to enable the feature (By default it is turned off). Do that by going to Settings > Security and scrolling down to Screen pinning.
To pin a screen, open the app, press the Overview button (the square) and then the pin icon.
You can choose to PIN-protect the pinned screen if you so wish.