Do you want to know some hidden Android features that can improve how you use your phone? Here are 18 of them:
Switching back and forth between apps to copy and paste text can cause a lot of frustration. But if you launch Google Chrome into the split-screen mode, you can then just drag and drop any text from the browser into whichever app is open at the same time without having to switch. This definitely saves time.
Google and YouTubers are two of the other websites that utilize Universal copy. When they get this type of text, it is automatically scanned and copied for you.
When you’re away from a cell phone tower, it can be harder to get reception. One way to improve your signal is to just turn your phone on airplane mode for a few seconds, then turn it off. This forces your phone to start searching for nearby cell towers.
Tile shortcuts allow you to quickly access your favorite apps and websites from the notification bar. So not only can you save time by launching files and apps with a shortcut, but you can also set up other apps or websites as tile shortcuts so they’ll appear in your panel straight from the notification bar too. This increases your productivity significantly.
You have to remember all of the apps installed on your device. It can be hard to keep up with which apps have access to your camera, which makes it easy for them to steal your private information. Camera-less helps you switch off and disable cameras on a case-by-case basis so that no one gets pictures of you when you’re not expecting them.
Did you know that most apps have beta versions available for users to try? WhatsApp has been running a beta version for instance, and the whole reason you can use a dark theme is that its part of their beta. However, it can sometimes be difficult to keep a track of which apps have beta versions available. Beta maniac will periodically scan all your apps on your device for a beta program open. Just click on the app and this will send you an email notification letting you know when one becomes available. You can know about more beta version apps on Cell Phone Time in a more significant way.
Enabling the simplified reading mode in Google Chrome will actually hide any ads you do. By heading into the settings menu and going to the accessibility tab on that page, then changing your aggregated experience for webpages. Not only will the articles look clean and web pages look great, there no longer will be pesky article-interrupting ads.
Offline Map Routes
Sometimes you’re unable to access mobile data while traveling, but it’s a pretty staple feature. Here’s a neat trick: take screenshots of the various routes within Google Maps and reference them even without your internet connection. Plus, download the Maps Offline app with your minute left on your wireless data plan. Even better yet, once downloaded, the maps will open up offline and you’ll be able to use them for directions even when you’re offline.
Google Assistant has proven to be the leading option among AI Virtual Assistants. However, many of us are hardly taking advantage of all of its features. Did you know that you can ask it to remember things for you? You just need to say something like “Hey Google remember that I left my keys in my backpack.” And then it will save that information and bring it back when you need it, so you don’t have to worry about going searching through your email or anything.
You can ask Google to identify what song is currently playing by saying, “Hey Google, what song is this?” You no longer need to download and use an app like Shazam to identify songs again.
Many of us recognize that there are multiple fingerprints that can load into our smartphone’s finger scanner. However, if you load in a million meaningless fingers, this won’t improve your success rate at all. Instead, you should make sure to load in the main fingerprint multiple times, for improved speed and reliability.
You might have noticed that it can be a pain to take screenshots when you don’t always have another hand available. With screenshot assistant, you’ll never need to use the other hand again because there’s an alternate gesture in place. If you’re using a three-button navigation layout or swiping in from the bottom corners, you’ll lose access to your chosen virtual assistant. For those who don’t use an assistant, this app might be a perfect replacement.
If you’re somebody who is interested in managing your device’s notification settings, day-wise lets you batch notifications so that they can be received together at different times of the day. You can set your device aside, knowing that you’ll be able to catch up on it later when you have time to stop by.
Have you ever noticed that one of your friends is always going into your phone without asking? They can no longer just spam your Dropbox or attempt to find something in your Messages. With screen pinning enabled, they can only use what you’ve pinned. Start by enabling screen pinning in the “Settings” area of your mobile device. Once pinned, open the app you want to be pinned and then tap on it within the overview menu of your device. To unpin an app, swipe up and hold or long-press the overview button and you will have to unlock your phone using a preferred authentication method such as Touch ID or Face ID in order to unpin it.
Images brightness Issue
If you’re wondering why your photos are sometimes too bright and don’t provide enough detail, it’s because phone manufacturers tend to lean towards overexposing them. Bright, overexposed images are preferable as far as the customer is concerned, so as a result we often lose detail in those brighter parts of our photos. The easiest workaround is to tap the brightest part of your image when taking a photo. This will help in retaining those details in the highlights and the results will end up darker. You can now have detailed edits with more flexibility and can boost those darker parts up all while still retaining those details in the highlights.
It can be hard to find your own way around the settings menus. What are you looking for again? You’re thinking about going back and forth between screens, and that’s too time-consuming. Use a widget to access the settings menus quickly, just long-press your home screen to bring up the widgets menu, navigate down to the settings section, and drag the setting button to your desired home screen. select which views you want fast by – boom it’s done.
If you’re looking for an efficient way to share files between devices even without an Internet connection, Google’s own cloud-computing system is the most reliable option. Just make sure that you install it onto both of your phones and open the app on each device. When sending a file, instead of tapping send or send and then receiving it on the other device, select share then sends, and then open the receiving phone’s app to receive the file but with speeds up to 480 megabits per second. Your file should be transferred in moments and finally while connecting over the Hotspot network.
Do you find it difficult to remember all your Wi-Fi passwords? Consider setting up a QR code. With this, people can log in to your network easily by scanning the QR code using the Wi-Fi staff com website. Now when people ask for your Wi-Fi password, just tell them to scan the code. Your Wi-Fi security will be a breeze as they’re automatically connected without needing your password.
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