8 Excellent Phone Functions You Have No Idea About!

  • 1:28 pm January 17, 2021
  • suhas

Can you imagine your life with phone anymore? It has become a necessity! Most of our work in the modern world happens on phones. But there is so much about your smartphone that you have absolutely no idea about! Here are some functions you should know!

Importance Of Smartphone

As mentioned above, it is almost impossible to imagine our lives without smartphones anymore. With Work From Home being the new trend, phones have become even more important. This is why it is almost mandatory to know everything that your phone is capable of doing! Here are some excellent functions that your phone can perform!

Disable the lock screen at home

Did you know that you could actually disable the lock screen at your home? No, do this without physically changing it everyday. From Settings, tap Security (or Security and Privacy), and turn on Smart Lock. As well as disabling the lock screen when you’re at home (that’s the trusted places option), you can also disable the screen when your phone’s Bluetooth is connected to a trusted device!

Pin an app to the screen

You can actually pin an app to your homescreen. To enable screen pinning, go to Settings, tap on Security & Location and tap on “Screen pinning,” which you may find listed under Advanced settings. That's it, done!

Run apps Together

With Running apps together we mean running apps side by side. To set it up, tap the Overview button (the square icon below the screen to the left), and choose which of your recently used apps you want to see. Hold and drag it to the top or left of the display, then choose another open app to appear alongside or under it. Give it a shot!

Make text and images Clearer

This is very good for people with bad eyesight. To change size settings, open the Android Settings app and go to the Display heading. From the Display menu, tap the Font size link to change the default font size. Select the Display size link to make on-screen objects larger or smaller.

Change volume settings independently

This is something that most of you would have done actually. If you've ever gone to the Settings menu, opened Sounds, and tapped Volume, you'll have seen that you can use individual sliders to adjust these audio types individually. Its is very convenient!

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Tweak the status bar

It is also possible to tweak the status bar on your phone. It is a thin strip at the top of the screen display that shows you notifications, your phone’s current signal strength, and battery life, among other icons. Owing to a hidden settings menu called System UI Turner, you can select exactly which icons will appear in the status bar.

To enable it (if it’s available on your phone), swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to show the Quick Settings pane. Locate the settings gear icon in the top right, then press and hold it for a few seconds. If you see a confirmation message, that means you’ve successfully enabled Settings UI. When you go to the Settings menu, you should see a new menu entry called System UI Tuner. Tap on this new entry, then choose Status bar to control which icons—from Bluetooth mode to battery levels—will show up in the status bar. Sounds excellent, right?

Choose new default apps

Did you know you could also choose new default apps in your phone? Head to Settings, then Apps, then tap the cog icon in the upper right corner. Select any of the categories on screen to see a list of installed apps that can take over default duties. Love this function!

Bring back lost notifications

Another feature that can become very handy is this one. You can retrieve your lost notifications. Tap and hold on an empty part of the home screen, and a screen-adjusting mode will pop up. Choose Widgets, and find the Settings shortcut. Drag this icon to an empty space on one of your home screens and drop it in place, and a list will automatically pop up. Choose Notification log from the list and tap the icon to open up Android’s notification history. Perfect, isn't it?