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Cool Android Features The tricks you didn’t know exist!

Updated: May 19, 2016 10:22 am

Android has nearly reached the top of smartphone market segment. It has become our part of our life but we still miss out on exploring our phone features completely.  Here we are sharing some beautiful and cool features, so try them all and see which would work on your device.

Force reboot

All of a sudden android devices freeze on few occasions. In case your android phone is frozen, you can reboot it instead of trying out other things and getting irritated by doing so. Just press Power Button+ Home Key + Volume up button simultaneously.

Quick Google Access

We can’t imagine our world without internet and we all would love if we could access it in a single click and in a simpler manner. Many of the android users do not know that android phones provide a way by which we can access Google search in just a single click. Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.

Get detailed information about phone status

We can get the detailed statistics related to our device  like phone information, battery information, usage statistics and WiFi information by just dialing *#*#4636#*#* This is a handy USSD to get the details about battery usage, DNS check, Ping, Application time, usage time and so on.

Unlock Android phones by face detection

In the Jelly Bean version and KitKat, Android provides a way by which your Android phone could be unlocked using face detection. To make this feature more secure, Jelly Bean version added another layer of protection in which Android phone can be unlocked only when the face is matched and when we blink our eyes. Blinking your eyes tells the Android security system that person is live and it’s not an illegal attempt of unlocking using a still image. To activate this: Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

Move Android apps to SD card

It is always better to install android apps in an SD card. But what if you have  installed apps in your phone memory? Don’t worry! Android phones provide a way by which we can move our apps to an SD card. To move apps to an SD card, follow these steps:  Go to settings > Application settings > Manage application > Select the application, you will see the option “Move to SD card”.

Taking screen shots on Android phone

Android phones offer a great feature by which we can take the screen shot without using any 3rd party application. However the procedure of taking a screenshot varies from one Android version to another version. Procedure for most of the devices: Simply press volume down button and power button together.

Set warnings for data limits

Navigate to Settings menu and select the option ‘Data Usage’ to find the graph which clearly depicts the data usage in your device by all the applications. There are many key features which need to be monitored so as to enhance the battery life of your Android device. So keep an eye and play around with options like selective synchronization of data, selective mobile networks, switching from 2G to 3G whenever required etc. These tips will help you increase the battery life on your device for sure.

By Sanjay k Bissoyi

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