Android 6.0 was released in the year 2015, becoming the logical continuation of its predecessor — Android 5 and keeping the already familiar and rather successful Material design with small improvements in the form of adding some animations and redrawing the icons. However, all updates and innovations are in the new operating system functionality. Despite the fact that they are not easily definable, the hidden functions of Android are very relevant when it comes to convenience of using your gadget. Let us reveal the secrets of Android 6.0.
Do you want to upgrade your smartphone to this version? Despite the fact that by the end of the year 2016 the 6th version of Google system became the most popular version of Android in the world, not all devices will receive an official software update to this version. You can upgrade your machine and get the new features of the version 6.0 Marshmallow, simply let us know in the comments below the model of your device and we will find the most current possible methods of updating the software.
Not all secrets of Android 6.0 are so obvious, so we’ve come up with a list of the most interesting secrets and tricks that currently exist.
In this article, we will cover the following functions:
Now you can remove all of the installed programs from the desktop or the application menu by holding your finger on the selected icon. You’ll see an option to “Remove” or “Delete” at the top of the desktop, or is “Information about application” and “Delete” in the application menu.
Comfortable and cute bar of notifications and quick settings is now not just a collection of different functions depending on the device, but a customizable function of the system Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You can easily change any of the easily accessible settings using the built-in function System UI Tuner.
You will have to perform some manipulations to reach the System Tuner because it is hidden. If you want to find out how to enable System UI Tuner — read our article System Tuner UI on Android: enabling and using.
What programs use all your random access memory? Now you can easily resolve this issue! In order to do this, go to “Settings” – “Memory” – “Used memory”. Click on the process button to see the detailed information about the use of your RAM and then, if necessary, click “Stop”. If you want to do the configuration of the system yourself, it will take some time.
Doze is a new handy feature for the users of Android Marshmallow. If you have not used an Android smartphone or Tablet for some time, the system will automatically translate it into hibernation mode (power-saving mode, allowing to save the contents of the operating system on the nonvolatile memory storage).
Faster operation, higher screen resolutions, many running background processes and improved multitasking — all this has an adverse impact on the battery life. Manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC, build the energy-saving modes into their flagship models, but we would like to see this feature in Android itself.
However, there are some exceptions, such as alarm clock or notifications that will work all the time. According to the available information, this feature allows Android devices to operate up to 30% longer.
Using this mode on Nexus 6 allows increasing the operational capacity of the devices almost twice that undoubtedly is a great result.
There are no many differences from the previous version of the game: there’s a marshmallow instead of candy now, and the distance between them is increased so that now the passage of obstacles is eased to an acceptable level.
In the new version of Android, the developers added the ability to customize the battery consumption for each application. You can switch on the mode “Save” or “Do not save” in the section “Conserving battery power” for any application. According to the company, this tweaking will come in handy for those who prefer not to upload individual applications from the randomly accessible memory for the sake of work speed, but at the same time, it makes sure that RAM is not loaded on all of 100%.
If you select the text while typing in any text box, a popup menu (click on the 3 dots) will give the opportunity to translate the selection. This function works when Google Translate is installed on the device, and an Internet connection is available.
Good news for music fans. Now you don’t need to download a separate program that will recognize your favorite song! With the arrival of Android 6.0, the users of Nexus got an opportunity to use the songs recognition service without having to install any third-party software. It is worth noting that there is a little number of supported devices, even among the modern ones.
The secrets of Android 6.0 are revealed! Maybe you have noticed more hidden features of Android? Share them in the comments below.