Android has a wide range of makes, models, and versions, making it harder to find consistent features across all devices.
Find below some few tricks we feel you should know:
Use two apps simultaneously
Your android phone actually has the ability to run side-by-side apps or one above another. When you want to display photos, optimize your social networking, or multitask, this view comes in handy. However, it’s a bit too laggy for gaming.
Tap the Overview button (the square icon below the screen to the left) to set it up, and select which of your new, used apps you want to see. Hold and drag it to the top or left of the display, then select another open app that will appear next to or below it. You can always double-tap it rather than single-tap it to switch quickly between the two apps you’ve used most of the time.
Use Smart Lock to keep your phone unlocked when you’re home
If you’re in a specific location, you can configure it to keep your phone unlocked. You can also set it to keep your phone unlocked when it notices that you’re busy, such as walking around while holding your phone pressed to your face.
All you need to do is; Open Settings > Security > Smart Lock, when prompted, and enter your PIN code. From there, you can choose which Smart Unlock feature and when you want to use it.
Lock phone borrowers inside one app
What happens if you lend your phone to a friend or young family member but don’t want to root them through your private information? Pinning the screen helps you to be generous, without giving up your privacy. Pinning an app into the screen ensures that the phone can run the app only before someone re-enters the lock screen code. Mostly, without your code, the user would not be able to access all other portions of your devices.
The pinning of screens is simple to set up. Open Settings > Security > enable screen pinning. When the function is turned on, launch the device that your friend wants to use.
Quickly share your Wi-Fi network creds with friends
Sharing Wi-Fi password to a friend or family member can be a hassle, particularly if it’s a long, complicated series of numbers and letters. Or you might refuse to turn over your credentials because it’s a password that you use elsewhere.
Luckily, you can view a QR code on your phone’s screen with Android 10 that will allow anyone to scan it to connect to your Wi-Fi Network.
By opening the Settings app and selecting Network> Wi-Fi, you can scan or generate a QR code on your computer! If you share your credentials on your network, tap the name of the Network and then Share. Click the QR Code icon next to Connect Network, if you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Bring back lost notifications
It happens—you accidentally swiped away one of the notifications that you wanted to read fully and now you have a nagging sense someone emailed you, but are not sure. If you want to review all of your recent notifications on Android, you’re in luck. This ability is possible—though the option isn’t easy to find. Tap and hold on an empty part of the home screen, and a screen-adjusting mode will pop up. Choose Widgets, and find the Settings shortcut. Drag this icon to an empty space on one of your home screens and drop it in place, and a list will automatically pop up. Choose Notification log from the list and tap the icon to open up Android’s notification history