Android OS is the most common mobile operating system in the world with many functions. Users probably realize that it has some hidden android features and functionality. Moreover, you will not find these android tricks that are used for getting access to additional capabilities of a smartphone or tablet, which cannot be found in the User Manual. In addition, here is a list of functions that are not hidden, but it simplifies using of the system.
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This list of features is intended for Android 4.x beginning and middle level users. These who passed this stage of learning the operating system can move on. Do not forget to leave comments about something interesting from your personal experience. Thank you for understanding! Let’s start learning android hidden tricks:
You can find a Google Search widget on the main desktops of Android device. There is also a button with microphone picture on the Google keyboard. Of course, everything is clear with the Search. A microphone is used to convert human speech in a text on the display of the smartphone, depending on the previously selected language in the settings.
Samsung Android device users able to control the number of desktops their phone or tablet. To set the number of desktops you need a long press on an empty space of the desktop until a menu appears. Then select “Settings”, then “Advanced Settings” to set the number of desktops that you want. There are also some applications in Play Store, which can change the number of desktops by using other commands.
Labels and widgets on the desktop can be deleted, moved, change its size and look, create new ones. To do this, simply click on the labels or widget you want to change and hold it for some time, and then choose one of the displayed options.
If you use only Google Chrome for browsing the Internet, then the history and bookmarks from your phone can be viewed on your PC (in Chrome) and vice versa. It is very convenient.
Although for some users it is obvious, but many people are surprised, when instead of the flesh card, you are giving the smartphone to them (USB- cables mostly for all devices are standard, so there is no problem with the connection).
The traffic statistics (pull down notification panel, click Settings > Network) can show, which of your programs is using traffic the most and find the one that is a cause of your money loose and disable the mobile Internet at all. If you click on the application icon in traffic statistics and get to the menu control traffic for this app, there you can turn off the mobile Internet for it.
The Application Runtime runs your Android apps. It is enabled by default in 5.x Lollipop versions, but 4.x versions are using Dalvik machine. To change it, go to “Settings > Developer Options > Select Runtime” where you need to choose ART and reboot system. Apps recompilation will take a while, but the results worth it.
Time is running and Google releases new Android L with different interesting new features and functions. There are some Android tricks for the next version 5.x Lollipop. This list of hide features is not as long as for 4.x but it is interesting to know secrets of Android 5 Lollipop.
Tap & Go feature allows you to connect to a smartphone or tablet, from which you can transfer all the necessary info quickly and easily via Wi-Fi. This feature allows you to connect new device, and get your photos and files without transferring via usb connection or the Internet.
If you want to launch a program, just drag unlock displays of the phone and say “OK Google” then you need to say, what exactly you want and Google will help you. If you order to set the alarm clock on 8 o’clock it will be done. Rather if you want to find something in internet, voice control wil help you – just say a word.
The latest version of Android is available now. You can update your device and get all new functions and features of 6.0 Marshmallow. However, not all of these tricks are obvious and can be seen at once, so we have prepared for the list of android tricks and secrets.
Now you can uninstall all apps from the desktop or in app drawer by long pressing on the icon of the app in Android Marshmallow version. You will see options to Remove or Uninstall at the top of the screen, or App Info and Uninstall in the app drawer.
Individual permissions integration was the highlight of the Android M release. To get access for the app permissions go to “Settings > Apps” and choose each app to see its permissions. Then simply switch off the permissions you do not want to give for this app. You can also view a list of permissions with information about each of them. Just go to “Settings > Apps”, then tap three dots in the top right corner and go to “Advanced > App Permissions”.
Which apps are occupying your phone memory? Now you can figure it out! To do it you need to go “Settings > Memory > Memory used by apps”. Tap on entry to see detailed info and then press “Force stop” if it is necessary. Take some time to customize it by yourself. Rom Manager is a great helper to understand what memory usage is normal and what’s not.
Google Now on Tap is the most remarkable feature of Android Marshmallow firmware. It enhances Google Now functionality to all in your device. If Google Now on Tap is enabled on your device, you can get the information without switching apps or copy and paste sentences. You can simply select a text in the app and press the Home button for some time.
With each new version of Android, there are also new features for your device. That is why this functionality of the system is closer and closer to limitless. These tips bring the operating system Android comfortable and enjoyable usage even for beginning users.
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