What is Android? Android is a smartphone Operating System(OS) evolved and modified by Google basically for touchscreen smart devices like mobiles, tablets. Android is the most enormous installed base of all the Operating System(OS). Android’s user interface is majorly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input.
Android has a little more than what you’ve known. We are here with some Android Tricks and Tips to make you familiar with them and provide you with much better Android interface.
Android Tricks and Tips for Better user Experience Android Mobile
1 Set Up Developer Mode-
This is the most popular but, unknown to many. So to make you one among the known, we include this on our list.
Before that let us know what Developer Mode is. Developer Options allow you to enable debugging over USB, capture bug reports onto your Android device and show CPU usage on the screen to measure the impact of your software.
Ok, so to enable developer mode-
Step 1. Open settings in your smartphone
Step 2. Scroll down and click on ‘About Phone.’
Step 3. Click on the option ‘Build Number’ 7 times. It will be followed by a countdown.
After this, it’ll show, “Congratulations, you are now a developer.”
2 Make certain getting back your phone when lost/misplaced-
If you lose or misplace your phone due to uncertainty, make it certain to get back your phone if it lands up in the hands of a faithful person.
Set up necessary information that includes your name, details (like alternative contact number, address). To place this information-
Step 1. Go to the settings menu.
Step 2. Select the ‘Security’ option.
Step 3. Click on ‘Owner Information.’ You’ll find a little box. Enter details and you are done.
By doing this, there’s no guarantee that you get back your device but it increases the chances.
3 Try out various Launchers-
A launcher is a part of the android’s user interface that enables the users to customize their home screen; the way apps are viewed, etc.
To try these launchers, install the launcher appealing to you and run it.
4 Cast Screen-
Cast Screen is an option where you can connect your mobile to other devices (like television) and the things displaying in your smartphone would be affixed to the device connected. This option is very useful when it comes to viewing the contents of your smartphone on a larger scale. For example, suppose you are watching a movie on your mobile, cast your screen to the television and enjoy are bigger and better view.
5 Manage App Notifications-
Suppose notification of an app disturbs you repeatedly, you can prevent that well easily. Press and hold on the notification. Separate window pops. Click ‘block notifications’. You are done.
6 Enable Second Space (or) Guest-
By enabling this mode, you can avoid the embarrassment you face if your friends browse your phone. You might want your friends not to check your browsing history, or check out your pictures which aren’t good as theirs. Add guest mode or second space and switch to that mode when you are with your friends and have limited access to that mode. This way you can prevent embarrassment.
7 Dial contacts all the easier-
Nowadays, nobody remembers phone numbers as there are hundreds of contacts in their contacts book. Here are an easy ways to dial numbers easily.
In the keypad, just start typing the contact name in digits, using old keyboard speak as your translation tool. For example, you want to dial Ryan, just type 7,9,2,6. That’s 7 for R; 9 for Y; 2 for A and 6 for N. This saves time, contact is found and dialed.
8 Enable the ‘Reader Mode’ in Chrome Browser.
This option develops Chrome browser in a pleasant reading mode. This feature helps in removing the distractions whenever your reading on Chrome (say while reading any E-book).
To enable this mode, type “Chrome://flags” in the URL address and head to the menu ‘Find On Page’. Then look for “Enable Reader Mode Toolbar Icon.” Click the Enable link under that setting. Relaunch Chrome when prompted.
9 Turn Off Auto-Correction.
Do the words while typing a message get corrected automatically? If they do and act as your English teacher, then your phone’s “Auto-Correct’ mode is on. This seems too annoying most of the times as the words you type get corrected automatically, and you would have to backspace everything and type it again. Prevent this by turning off auto-correct.
You can turn off auto-correct by-
Step 1. Open the settings, and click on Language & Input.
Step 2. Tap on the settings icon next to the keyboard that you are using, e.g. Google Keyboard.
Step 3. Click on ‘Auto-Correction’ and select off.
10 Hands-free device-
Use your smartphone without even touching it. It’s simple, just unlock your smartphone and say “Ok Google.” A window pops up and command.
These were some top trending Android Tricks and Tips. We are sure that this tips helped you and your smartphone as well. That’s all from us. Have some creative tricks? Write them below in the comments section.