Android operating systems are highly customizable. You can get way more out of your Android smartphones than you can imagine. However, most people do not know how to.
That’s why today I will share with you seven Android tricks you should know. Once you know how to use them to your benefit, your smartphone experience will be even more beautiful.
7 Android Tricks To Get The Most Out of It:
- Remotely Turn Off And Reset Your Phone:
When you lose your phone, it creates a lot of problems. Not only your device is lost, but your personal and sensitive data is out there, for anyone to access. This trick will save you from that trouble. The Android Device Manager helps you with this.
To activate the feature, go to settings. From there choose Security and then go to Phone Management. Now you can access the website on your computer in case your phone is lost. The Android Device Manager not only lets your trace your phone but call it as well. Also, you can even turn it off remotely and also can reset it to the factory setting.
- Locking Phone Borrowers Inside One App:
Many people feel hesitant to lend their phones to friends or relatives to use. It is understandable as it contains many personal data. With this trick, you would not have such a problem. It is called screen pinning.
In this feature, you need to pin the app that your friend wants to use. In that way, they would be able to use only that app. They would not get access to rest of your phone.
Now, let me tell you how to set up screen pinning.
From settings, go to security. There enable the screen pinning option. Next, you would need to launch the app that will be used. After that, open the overview by tapping the navigation button. On the screen, you would see a pin icon in the lower right-hand corner. Now just tap the pin icon. Now, the app is now pinned to the screen.
- Become A Wi-Fi Hotspot:
Did you know you can turn your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot? If you did not, you are in for news. If you are a new android user, then you might don’t know. To do it, go to settings and then tap on the option more. From there, go to Share connection and mobile hotspot. Set up a network name and choose a secure password. Now, you are ready to go. Also, You can connect other devices to your smartphone Wi-Fi.
However, you need to keep your data usage in check. Please, keep in mind that this option is not available before Lollipop and Marshmellow operating system.
- Fitness Tracker:
Your smartphone can track your fitness as well. Your running pattern, walking pattern, or any other fitness activities can all be traced via your smartphone. You do not need a fitness band for this.
There are quite a few apps for this purpose. Google Fit is the most useful app in this aspect. Also, apps such as Runstastic Heart Rate Monitor measures your even your heart rate using your smartphone’s camera.
- Have Your Phone Read To You:
This is one of my favorite ones. You can make your phone read to you. The trick is to use the Text to speech feature. To activate it, go to settings first. From there choose accessibility and go to text to speech. However, you need to make sure that language pack is installed on your phone beforehand. You can choose text to speech as well and enable new voice data as well.
- Document Scanner:
Nowadays, smartphones have document scanners in place. It makes your experience even better, although I have to say the scanning quality is not very high.
You could employ several ways to scan any document. The easiest option is to take the image of the document and save it on your phone. Another way is to use Google Drive to scan the document. Also, some apps can scan documents for you. Evernote is among the most popular ones among these apps.
- Bring Back Lost Notifications:
How many times have you removed a notification and later found that it was so important? But you did not have the means to bring it back. Sounds familiar? You could have if you knew this trick.
To activate this one, tap and hold any empty part of your phone screen. You will see a screen-adjusting pop-up. Choose Widgets. From there, you would find the shortcut to settings. Now you would need to drag the icon to an empty part of your home screen and drop it in. You will see a pop-up list. After that, select the notification log from that list. This would open the Android’s notification history.
The process is a bit complex. However, it would be well worth it.
These are some of the best Android tricks to get the most out of your phone. If you think I have missed anything, then let me know in the comments below.
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