Top 10 things you dont know your android phone could do | WIKIBAN

1 January 2016

Top 10 things you dont know your android phone could do


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Today we will discuss on 10 important features which your android device will do but you might not be aware because of you not putting attention or just overlooking them which is also of very important to your android device. Android phone has important features which we can describe it as unlimited but lets look at the tip of an iceberg by exploring some among  the many we got.
Without wasting much effort and time lets see this 10 important hidden features you might not know

1) Facial recognition lock

To set it up, go to Settings > Security > Screen Lock and choose Face Unlock (for Galaxy devices: Settings > Lock Screen > Screen Lock > Face Unlock), and then snap a photo and you’re good to go. You can also set a backup PIN or take multiple shots for improving facial recognition, and if you’re worried that some mastermind might unlock your phone using just a picture of you, you can set a “Presence Check,” which requires you to blink.

 2) Take a screenshot
Super easy! Just hold down home, power, and volume up buttons at the same time (or, for Galaxy S4, just home and power).

3) Silence your phone or take a screenshot with just your palm

Granted, your palm needs to be big enough for this to work, but these are both handy tricks (lol) if you have a Samsung device. You can take a screenshot by swiping the side of your hand across the screen or quickly mute a disruptive phone by placing your hand over the screen; you just have have to make sure that Palm motion is enabled. Go to Settings > My Device > Motions and Gestures > Palm Motion, where you’ll find options for Capture screen and Mute/pause.
4) Turn your photos and recordings into a movie
Phones running Android 4.3 and up have the ability to automatically create short films by editing together videos and photos you have stored on your device. The process is a bit more convoluted than the other tips, but the outcome is so much fun that it’s worth exploring. First, go into the Google+ app and turn on Auto Backup from settings, so that every photo you take with your phone will be automatically saved in a private folder on Google+. Then, along the top of the “Photos” section, click on the little video camera icon. From there you can choose whichever photos or videos you’d like to turn into a movie, alter the theme, style, and background music, and Google+ does the rest.

5) Discover the inner settings of your battery
Get voltage, ADC, and RSSI readings by dialing *#0228#.

6) Voice search

Your Android wants to help you out; it’s just waiting on the word. Click on the microphone icon in Google search (or say “OK Google”) and send an email or text (just say, “Text Brendan, I’ll be there in five,” or “Email Caitlin, movie at your place?” and hit send), email yourself a reminder (“Note to self, call Jackie”), find out about the weather or traffic (“Do I need an umbrella today?”), track your flights or packages (if you’ve gotten confirmation emails), or simply ask any research question you’d otherwise type into the search bar.

7) Stay awake and bright for long time

Smart Stay is another Samsung-specific feature, which keeps your Android at a bright display for as long as your eyes are on it. Just go to Settings > Display > Smart Stay (for Samsung: Settings > Smart Screen > Smart Stay).

8) Sharing internet with wi-fi hotspot

If you’re in a Wi-Fi jam, you can turn your Android into a portable hotspot. Just go into Settings > Wireless and networks > Tethering and portable hotspot and set up Mobile Hotspot (for Samsung: Settings > More networks > Tethering and portable hotspot). Be aware, though, that whether you’re using your device or a laptop tethered to it, it’s all coming from your data plan.

9) Control your data usage 

No guesswork here. Your Android lets you set warning levels or limits to ensure you’ll never go above your data allowance, and offers charts that show total data usage on each network (mobile or Wi-Fi) as well as the amount of data used by each app. Just go to Settings > Data Usage to set mobile data limits and to see how much you use per cycle.

10) Unlock a hidden animation

Just go to Settings > About Device, tap on “Android version” until an image shows up (a “K” in Android 4.4. KitKat), and then hold down on that image until the animation begins. In KitKat, you can press down on the red Kit Kat-style Android logo for an even more fun tiled animation.

You can add more hidden features discovered on your device via the comment below to let us know

which one do you use and how?
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