6. Run apps side-by-side:
A unique feature provided by Android 7.0 Nougat can run multiple apps side by side. Rolling apps side by side or one above or another makes multitasking easy. You can easily use your any social networking site along with the photo app. Although using this feature for games apps turns out to be a bit uncomfortable and slow. But watching a YouTube video while writing something in an editor makes it super good.
Meanwhile, here’s another related tip: Double-tap rather than single-tap the Overview button to quickly switch between the two apps you’ve been using most recently.
7. Activate one-handed mode:
As the size of phones are getting bigger and bigger day by day, it becomes hard to operate them single handedly. So, google has come up with the solution by providing a single-handed mode keyboard. A special one-handed mode that you can switch to with a simple shortcut. If you own a Pixel or Nexus device, this keyboard will be your default typing option. If you’re on a Samsung or LG phone, you’ll have to first download Google’s version and set it as your default keyboard. Other phone keyboards may also have one-handed modes, but they can be harder to access than Google’s.
The steps to activate one handed mode are:
- Open the keyboard as normal and then hold the backslash key.
- Drag up to the right-hand icon to enable one-handed mode.
8. Tweak the status bar :
The status bar is a thin line that allow you show that battery, signals, notifications etc. Using system UI turner, you can customize your status bar by putting that you more frequently use. However, this menu only became available in recent versions of Android, so older phones may not allow you to use it.
- To enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to show the Quick Settings pane.
- Locate the settings gear icon in the top right, then press and hold it for a few seconds.
- If you see a confirmation message, that means you’ve successfully enabled Settings UI.
9. Lock phone borrowers inside one app :
There is this common situation where we have to lend our phones to our parents or relatives but do not want them to dig into our private pics or chats. Now you can secure your details from the unknown person by pinning them. Pinning one app to the screen means that your phone will only run that app until someone enters the lock screen code again. Essentially, the user won’t be able to access any other parts of your phone without your code.
In order to do that, go to settings and then security menu and enable screen pining and there you go!
10. Disable the lock screen at home :
In order to keep our device safe, we often implement the fingerprint or enter pin option in our smartphones. But don’t you think that makes it convenient to every time unlock the app. Google’s Smart Lock feature lets you remove this obstacle, giving you instant access—but only when you’re safely at home.
From Settings, tap Security and then Smart Lock. As well as disabling the lock screen when you’re at home (that’s the trusted places option), you can also disable the screen when your phone’s Bluetooth is connected to a trusted device, such as your car stereo unit.
Try these settings and let us know, what do you think about them in the comment section below. Stay tuned!