Android Tips and Tricks
No matter if you bought the phone from us or another supplier (grrr) check out our first volume of tips.
There’s no denying how useful and versatile an Android phone can be, but do you really know all there is to know about your smart-phone? In this article, we’re going to go over some nifty tips and tricks that you might not be aware of yet. We hope you find these tidbits helpful and informative.
Casting. You might not know this, but with an Android phone you can broadcast whatever is playing on your phone display to a larger screen. Whether it’s the latest crazy cat video from YouTube or an album of your recent vacation photos, whatever you’re seeing on your screen can be cast over to a larger screen; this makes it great for sharing content with a room full of people. This can be done using Chromecast, and is a useful feature if you want to play video content or show pictures on a larger screen; all you need to do is open the app and then select the “Cast screen/audio” feature and you’re good to go!
Split-screen/Running apps side-by-side.Starting with the Android 7 Nougat, you can run two apps at the same time on the same screen. They can either be arranged side-by-side or stacked horizontally, but either way the ability to multitask is a definite plus. To use this feature, all you need to do is tap the Overview button and then choose which of your apps you want to see. Do be aware, however, that this feature works better with some apps than others; certain gaming apps, for example, don’t run well on a split-screen (largely due to the performance issues that crop when you run gaming apps simultaneously with other apps).
Change display size. This feature is one that is often under-appreciated by people until they need to use it and realize how helpful it can be. Essentially, this trick can be used to either zoom in or zoom out in order to adjust how you view content. While this won’t work will every single app, it will work with most of them. This can help you to make print larger for easier reading, or even shrink it down if you want everything on one page so you don’t have to scroll. Either way, to adjust these settings all you need to do is go into the Display section of your phone’s setting and adjust the font and image size settings.
Retrieve lost notifications. It happens to all of us; you’re scrolling through your notifications and accidentally swipe and remove one you actually wanted to read. But don’t worry! It’s possible to bring these notifications back and see what you missed. To do this, first you need to tap and hold on a empty section of your home screen. Then, choose Widgets and go to the Settings shortcut. Drag and drop that shortcut to the home screen, and a list will appear; from this list, select “Notifications log” and then tap the icon to see your Android’s notifications history.
Stay tuned for more tips