10 Android Tips & Tricks You Should Know About

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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

 

Android Tips & Tricks

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.

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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.

Android Tips & Tricks

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.

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5) Disable Annoying Notifications

Do not know How to stop annoying app notifications, try trick given below to stop.

Android Tips & Tricks

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 is probably one of the most underrated and underused features on the entire Android OS.

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

Smart lock is also underrated and underused feature but it is very useful. It removes the need to use a keypad lock when you’re at home or in another “trusted” environment or connected to your Home wifi network or any network you set trusted. It will automatically unlock your smartphone. Sometimes this setting is very useful or maybe not much.

Android Tips & Tricks

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.

10) Secret Game

Another well-known Android Easter Egg among old-timers, the secret game might not be so obvious to newcomers.

Lollipop and Marshmallow’s game is based on Flappy Bird; it has the same gameplay principle but has had an Android-themed makeover graphics-wise.

Android Tips & Tricks

Head to Settings > About phone and tap the device’s version number several times. Eventually, you’ll be presented with an on-screen lollipop or marshmallow depending on your operating system. Continue to rapidly tap the center of it and the game will launch.

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