Having Android Phone? Installed lots of apps ? checkout what i found, 7 hidden Android features that will make your life easy.
- ZOOM IN ON ANY SCREEN
- LET YOUR PHONE READ NOTIFICATIONS
- Discover YOUR PHONE EVEN WHEN ON “Silent” MODE
- RESTRICT CALLS AND TEXTS WITHOUT THIRD PARTY APP
- SECURE PRIVACY WITH NOTIFICATIONS RESTRICTIONS
- AUTOMATIC PHONE UNLOCK AT TRUSTED PLACES
- DON’T KEEP APP ACTIVITY
ZOOM IN ON ANY SCREEN
In spite of the fact that Android cell phones permit you to have enormous content on your presentation through the ‘vast content’ choice in Settings, it is just restricted to the UI and stock applications. In any case, that does not mean you can’t amplify content other than content in and outside the stock applications.
With ‘magnification gestures’ in Settings, you can temporarily magnify everything on your screen without installing any third-party application or taking screenshots and then zoom-in into them.
Wonder how to enable ?
- Go to the Accessibility menu in Settings and turn on Magnification gesture.
- After this, you can triple tap on any screen to amplify the substance. You can likewise drag two or more fingers to skillet over the presentation to see the substance.
You can find the magnification option under display section.
LET YOUR PHONE READ NOTIFICATIONS
It is not advisable to read and reply to text messages, emails, etc. while you are driving. However, there are times when you just can’t miss an important email or text even if you are behind the wheel or in a situation where you can’t operate your smartphone manually.
In such situations, you can download an outsider application to carry out the employment for you. Shouter, Read it to Me, Speak Me, and so forth are applications that can read your warnings from various stock and outsider applications. You can organize the applications for which you need the application to peruse warnings while you drive.
Discover YOUR PHONE EVEN WHEN ON “Silent” MODE
There are cases when you put your cell phone on silent mode and coincidentally keep it in your sack or a drawer. Presently you have no clue where it is, and calling your number from a companion’s telephone won’t work. In such cases, you can use the usefulness of Android Device Manager. This can be utilized to find your Android gadget, lock it, or delete information on the off chance that it is stolen.
To initiate, open a web program and sort ‘Discover my phone’ through Android Device Manager. You will be requested that sign in from your Google account. You will discover three choices – ring, lock and erase. Pick as indicated by your necessity.
RESTRICT CALLS AND TEXTS
If your smartphone is running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above, you can set permissions to the contacts of your choice to call or send text messages to you.
To activate this feature, go to ‘Sound and notification’ in Settings and scroll to ‘Interruptions’. There you will find ‘Calls/texts from’. Tap on to prioritise the list of contacts from which you want to get calls and text messages.
SECURE PRIVACY WITH NOTIFICATIONS RESTRICTIONS
You would not care of anybody to see your private messages, WhatsApp or Facebook warnings when you are not around your cell phone. To ensure the privacy, you can hide content of such notifications through the Settings menu.
To do this, go to ‘Sound and Notifications’ under Settings menu. Look to notices and tap on ‘When gadget is opened’. You can then show or conceal all or delicate substance in the notices.
AUTOMATIC PHONE UNLOCK AT TRUSTED PLACES
Setting up a lock pattern or passcode is vial as no one wants their personal information compromised. However, entering the password or unlock pattern every time to check notifications even at places where your personal information is safe can be irritating.
In such instances, you can use the ‘Smart lock’ feature (Android 5.0 and above). The stock feature bypasses the PIN or passcode in trusted environments, like home or work.
To activate, go to Security option in Setting menu. There you will find the ‘Smart lock’ feature. Tap on it to set up the ‘Trusted places’ where you don’t want to type a passcode every time to unlock your Android smartphone. The feature utilises your GPS sensor to set up a trusted location.
You can also set up a trusted voice and a trusted device to unlock your Android smartphone in case you have a wearable gadget. Users running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on their smartphones, can install ‘Smart lock screen’ from the Play Store.
DON’T KEEP APP ACTIVITY
Your Android app activities are still intact even after you have exited from your app. Most of your apps relies on local cached data on Android so that they can load faster and will not face any forced close moments. However, there may be apps that use a lot of activities. You can choose to not keep these activities with these steps:
- Head to Settings > Developer Options.
- Tick on Don’t keep activities.
- You can switch back anytime by unticking the disable.