Using Android without knowing all of the capabilities of these devices will interfere with your work. Cool Android features such as portable wifi hotspot would be very helpful when you need to use the laptop but could not find an internet connection on the train or other places.
There are many Android features that should be known by all users, although many features that are not used every day, but you can help others with your knowledge.
This time I want to share 20 handy tips for Android users, I hope everything is helpful.
Note: I’m using Moto G with N5X ROM, some settings may differ.
1. Enable encryption
Settings -> Security -> Encrypt phone
2. Create reminder via Google Now
Open Google Now or say “Ok Google”, then type “Remind me to …” or you can also say it.
3. Disable autocorrect (AOSP/Google Keyboard)
Settings -> Language & input -> Tap on settings icon and turn off auto-correction
4. Disable location history
Open Google Now, tap Settings -> Location -> disable location history of your Google account.
5. Manage apps icons on home screen
Almost all launchers allow you to drag-and-drop the icons to arrange and put it into a folder. Just do a long tap on any icon and drag to other grid on home screen.
6. Monitor and limit data usage
Settings -> Data usage -> Check on "Set mobile data limit"
7. Security on lock screen
Settings -> Lock Screen -> Screen security
Change screen lock options
8. Take a screenshot
Just press the Power and Volume Down button simultaneously
9. Reset to factory settings
Settings -> Backup & reset -> Factory data reset
10. Create personal wifi hotspot
Settings -> Wireless & networks -> more -> Tethering & portable hotspot
11. Enable/disable location metadata on photos
Open the camera app, go to settings and search for location options. I’m using the stock camera app, here is the screenshot
12. Backup WhatsApp conversations
Settings -> Chat settings -> Backup conversations
13. Backup/Restore SMS
You can use an app to do this, there are so many apps on Play Store to make it easier. Try SMS and Backup Restore, it’s a good app.
14. Uninstall apps
Setings -> Apps -> Choose an app to uninstall
15. Disable app’s notifications
I’ve posted this tips, read the comple guide here. 😛
Quick Tip: Hiding notifications from specific application on Android
16. Change default app
Settings -> App -> Choose the current default app, and tap on "Clear default"
17. Enable developer options
Settings -> About phone -> Tap 7 times on Build number
18. Disable animations
Settings -> Developer options
Set to 0 on the following options:
– Window animation scale
– Transition animation scale
– Animator duration scale