8 Top Secret Android Functions and features most Users Don’t aware About

Every android version came with a load of features, mostly we know but some features are not known by most of the android users. These less known android features can improcve your smartphone security, ease of use as well as improve android performance. Let’s look at the 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About .

It is hard to find a person without an absolutely indispensable smartphone in this 21st century. We all are aware of the general features which are displayed and highlighted during a phone’s advertisement or review. But there are some facts which are still unknown to 90% of the Android users.

 

Let’s see our list of 8 Top Secret Android Functions

most Users Don’t aware About :-

So Friend, Here we go!

 

1. Enable Text to speech for ease.

 

At times we feel too lazy to read texts or articles. As our phone’s screen are not big enough our eyes have to go through a lot of pressure to read those tiny words. Just imagine how much easier life would be if someone reads the articles for us. Well it is possible, your android device has the ability to read to you whatever text you want. Not only read but write for you with the help of speech typing. You don’t have to hurt your fingers all day long by typing. You can also set up reminders time to time which will be read to you, alerting you about the upcoming events.

How to activate text to speech option:-

You can set this option by going to Settings —> Accessibility —> Text-to-Speech Output option.

To activate text to speech, you’ll need to first select the word or section you want read aloud. If no text is selected, text to speech will read from the beginning of your document. Touch the text to speech icon to start the reading.

2. Improve and control your phone’s security.

 

Of course you need to file a police complaint if you lose your phone but you can also set a security check which will keep your personal information safe. You will be able to track down the location, block your phone without losing your data from device. Of course you need some website to track your phone. It surely finds a place in list of 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About .

How to turn on remotely locate this device option?

If you turned off Find My Device:
  1. Find Google Settings in one of these places (depending on your device):
    • In your device’s Settings app Settings, tap Google.
    • Open a separate app called Google Settings Google Settings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Under “Find My Device” or “Android Device Manager,” turn on:
    • Remotely locate this device
    • Allow remote lock and erase
If you have a tablet that multiple people use, only the tablet’s owner can change these settings.

3. The most underground way to improve your smartphone battery life

 

We all have tried to keep our phone’s brightness as low as we can when we are indoor to save battery power. But another hack is simpler, just choose a dark or black simple wallpaper for your phone’s screen. This will help in saving the battery power as the automatic pixel highlighting will turn off. The more colours and pictures you use the more of pixel highlighting is required. Although this hack is no applicable for every android phone. Mostly this works for Samsung smartphones and tablets. It is one of the best in 8 Top Secret Android Functions .

How black wallpaper can save battery?

If you have a LED display (usually refered to as OLED or AMOLED.) rather than an LCD display then yes it will save energy.

LED displays only turn on the LED pixels when there is color, black would mean off.

Of course, this only applies when the wallpaper is visible. Personally when I am using my phone the wallpaper isn’t visible and when I am not using it the phone’s screen is off.

I do however, have the background color set as dark as possible in any apps I use which have that setting available.

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4. Control your smart phone through your head

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where either your hands are occupied or it is just too cold outside to bring your hands out of your jacket. For those hard times you can install a free app called Eva Facial Mouse. This app is so fun to use you cannot even imagine. You just tilt your head side ways to control your device. You don’t even need to touch your device. I found this feature helpful, so i included this in ” 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About “.

 

Ready to get Eva Facial Mouse App:-

First, it must be enabled as the application starts. To do this you have to follow the Settings> Accessibility> EVA Facial Mouse route. Appears bottom, in the Services section, and you just have to make a click.

Second need a compatible keyboard, so the app brings your own. In this case, the procedure is Settings> Language & input> Current keyboard or default> Choose keyboards or input methods . Once there you select the keyboard EVA and return to the previous menu. Again click on current or default keyboard and change the EVA coming down the keyboard.

Once enabled, this system is as default and becomes active in all mobile. As a result, applications that require the camera are blocked . But it is a big problem because you can connect and disconnect from the notification bar at any time.

 

5. Use Screen magnifier for prevent disturbed eyesight

 

his feature can be a real help to the people with short – sightedness or disturbed eyesight. The screen magnifier can magnify any part of the screen you want just by tapping it. You need to go to Settings —> Accessibility —> Magnification Gestures.

 

How to enable screen magnifier  in android?

Step 1: Turn on magnification gestures

  1. Open your device’s Settings app Settings
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Magnification gestures
  3. At the top, tap the On/Off switch

Step 2: Use magnification gestures

Zoom in

To zoom in and make everything on your screen bigger:

  1. Triple-tap anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar
  2. Now you can pan or adjust the zoom level:
    • To pan across the screen, drag two or more fingers
    • To adjust the zoom level, pinch two or more fingers together or spread them apart
  3. To zoom out, triple-tap the screen

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6. Enable Guest mode – [ 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About ]

 

This feature is common to most of the devices now. This feature can come handy many times especially for teenagers. When you need to hand over your device to your parents or your partner this feature is a real life saver. The guest mode can be customized according to your wishes. You let other people see only whatever you want them to see. For activating the guest mode swipe down the notification with two fingers. Touch the user icon on the right. An Add Guest icon will appear which will let you decide to choose the action your user can perform. It is mostly known by android users, but for some who don’t know about this feature, we included this in our list of 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About.

How to enable guest mode in android smartphones?

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notifications bar.
  2. Tap your avatar on the top right twice.
  3. Now you’ll see three icons – your Google account, Add guest and Add user.
  4. Tap Add guest.
  5. Now your smartphone will switch to guest mode. This may take some time and the phone may be slightly slow initially, but in our tests with a Nexus 5 it worked well after a few minutes.
  6. When you’re done with guest mode, you can easily revert to your Google account. Follow steps 1 and 2 above and tap the icon that shows your Google account. This will delete all data saved in the guest session as well.

If your smartphone doesn’t have Android 5.0 Lollipop installed, you should check for a pre-loaded guest mode. Some brands such as Xiaomi, LG, Samsung and Huawei pre-load an app that enables you to use guest mode on your smartphone. Different brands name this app differently, so look in your phone’s app drawer for apps with names similar to Kids’ Mode or Guest Mode. Some Android phones have guest mode embedded at the system level. For example the LG G3 has a guest mode that you can access by going to Settings > General > Privacy > Guest Mode.

 

 

7. Analyze the power of Hotspot Mode

 

By now we all must be knowing what a hotspot is. But did you know that even you can make your smart phone a hotspot device? Yes, it is true. You can share the internet you have in your phone with many people who would be connected to your hotspot. Now that we have unlimited packs of Jio, it is very efficient to use and share your internet with friends in need. Haven’t you heard? A friend in need is a friend indeed.By now we all must be knowing what a hotspot is. But did you know that even you can make your smart phone a hotspot device? Yes, it is true. You can share the internet you have in your phone with many people who would be connected to your hotspot. Now that we have unlimited packs of Jio, it is very efficient to use and share your internet with friends in need. Haven’t you heard? A friend in need is a friend indeed. So it is 7th in our list of ” 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About “.

How to activate Hotspot in Android?

  1. Turn off the Wi-Fi radio. …
  2. Plug the phone into a power source. …
  3. Open the Settings app. …
  4. Touch the More item in the Wireless & Networks section, and then choose Tethering & Portable Hotspot.

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8. A secret game awaits for you in android inbuilt

If your device enables Android 2.3 Gingerbread then you must have this mini surprise already packed by Google for you. This game is usually hard to find because it doesn’t provide you with a different icon on home screen. You are required to go to the Settings options from your device. Then About Phone or About Tablet. Repeatedly keep on tapping Android version several times then a Marshmallow appears, tapping on which takes you to the game. This is the last feature in the list of ” 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About “.

 

So friends, here we came to an End of our list of ” 8 Top Secret Android Functions most Users Don’t aware About “. If you want to share any top secret of android which is not presented in our list, then leave your comment below in our comment section. Want to ask us something or discuss with us anything about this topic, Let’s discuss through comments. Ok friend, Build Best, Be Cool!

kunal

Hi friends, myself Kunal Gola, a Tech Geek from Delhi and owner of website Buildmebest.com . Despite I am not from a Technical background, I didn't learn science, but I analyzed science. I love to play with technology and going deeper into it. I wish you'll love my website.

3 thoughts to “8 Top Secret Android Functions and features most Users Don’t aware About”

  1. Developer menu
    Settings->About phone->Tap build number fast at least 5 tines.
    It will then be visible in the Settings menu.

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