Its very common where we can see comparison of features between Android and IOS, Once we dig into Android phone settings and tweaks available you’ll find a number of clever features and useful tools.
We’ve come up with some of them right below.
- Run apps side-by-side
- Make text and images more visible
- Change volume settings independently
- Cast your Android screen
- Lock phone borrowers inside one app
- Disable the lock screen at home
1. Run apps side-by-side:
This feature was introduced with Android version 7.0 Nougat, As per study very less users are aware for it. This view side-by-side or top-and-bottom app view (depending on the orientation of your screen) comes in handy when you want to display photos, optimize your social networking, or multitask.
To set it up, open the app carousel by doing a short swipe up gesture from the bottom of your screen. There, swipe your way to the recent app you want to use and press on the circular icon at the top of the app preview. On the emerging menu, you should see a Split top option. Keep in mind that not all apps support this feature (like Instagram, for example), so if you don’t see this option, it’s because you can’t use it like this. If you see it, tap Split top, and the app will automatically position itself at the top or left of your screen. On the other side, you’ll see the app carousel, from where you can open a second app. This time, just swipe your way to it and tap on the preview to open it.
You’ll notice a thick black line separating both apps—from the middle drag it up or down to re distribute your screen. To exit Split Screen mode, just drag the black line all the way up or down.
2. Make text and images more visible
This feature is most useful where user want to highlight fonts or images, Using it you can zoom-in and zoom-out content on the screen. Not all the apps will respond to these adjustments, but most of them will.
To change size settings, open Settings and go to the Display heading. From there, tap the Font size and drag the slider at the bottom of the screen to make text larger or smaller as needed.
3. Change volume settings independently
Android device plays several different types of audio—Which includes ringtones, notifications, alarms, phone calls, and media. If you’ve ever gone to the Settings menu, and opened Sound & vibration, you’ll have seen that you can use individual sliders to adjust these audio types individually.
However, Android gives you a quick-and-easy shortcut. Tap the physical volume buttons on the side of your device to make whatever’s currently playing softer or louder (if no media is playing, this action will adjust your ringtone volume). When you do, a small box will pop up on the screen, showing which volume setting is changing and how. At the bottom of that box, you should see three dots. Tap them, and the box will expand to show multiple volume sliders at once. This can save you a trip to Settings.
4. Cast your Android screen
This is sometime now where users have been able to broadcast their Android phone or tablet’s display to the larger screen of a television using a Chromecast. In addition to beaming video from all the usual movie and TV apps, this streaming device can mirror your phone. Take advantage of a mirroring shortcut in the Quick Settings pane, which you can access by dragging down from the top of the screen with two fingers. You should find a Screen Cast option in this menu. If it doesn’t show up, swipe left on the Quick Settings menu for more options, or tap the pencil icon at the bottom to add the shortcut.
There’s also another way to set up mirroring. First, check to make sure you’ve installed the Google Home app for Android—you probably already used this program to set up your Chromecast. Open the app and choose your Chromecast and your device’s display should appear on the big screen. On your phone, tap Media and choose from Music, Video, Podcasts, or Radio and select a service to start streaming.
5. Lock phone borrowers inside one app
If you’ve ever landed a friend or young family member your phone, you probably know that sudden anxiety that comes with the possibility of them going through your private information or posting to your social media accounts. App pinning lets you be generous without giving up your privacy, and will lock one app to the screen 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.
6. Disable the lock screen at home
To secure Android device, we need to set up a PIN code or biometrics scan to unlock our phone. But this makes it more inconvenient to access your apps. Google’s Smart Lock feature lets you remove this obstacle, giving you instant access to your phone—but only when you’re safely at home.