11 Hidden Android Secrets Everyone Should Know
May be you are having a good experience with your Android phone and you might think you know everything about your smart phone, Right? Then you are wrong! There are many Android secrets which even some experts do not know.
Your IMEI Number
What do you do when you have to check your IMEI Number? Do you open your back cover for it or you have kept the document where IMEI number is written? Well, you do not need to do those things because you can check your IMEI number in just 1 click. Open your Dialer type *#06# and hit the green button.
You can also know your IMEI number by visiting Settings>About phone.
Capture Your Screen
This is called Screenshot means A photo of your Smartphone screen Like shown above. There are many ways to capture a Screenshot in your Smartphone and i have already covered 3 easiest ones- How to take a screenshot in your Smartphone.
Record Your Screen
Beside taking a Screenshot Android allows you to record the screen as well. You can record what is happening on your screen as a video. This feature is awesome for Gamers as they always want to show their skill of gaming. See our full guide on How to record your screen.
Control Your Data Usage
Did you know you can control your data usage yourself means you can tell your device to shut the mobile data off after a limit. To do this go to Settings> Data usage there you can set when you want to receive a warning and when you want to turn your data off. If you have 2 GB Data you can set warning on 1.5 GB and data limit up to 1.9 GB to avoid paying extra bucks to your Network provider.
Share files in seconds
Some years ago people were able to share their file wireless through Bluetooth. Now time is changed people want to send and receive files in a faster way so here is WiFi Direct. Popular file sharing apps like Share It or Xender are using WiFi direct but you do not need to install any of those apps you can do it manually. Just select a file click send and choose WiFi Direct.
Settings>Security>Smart lock. Go and have some fun with Smart lock. When smart lock is on this means your device will be unlocked till the device is with you; you will not have to enter your password or pattern every time.
Find your Lost Phone
What will you do if you have misplaced your phone and the worst part is your mobile is silent. You need to do one thing, in computer browser search ‘Where is my phone’ and google will show your phone’s location. You can ring your phone loudly right from there even though your phone is silent.
No More New Apps Directly on Home Screen
Whenever you download a new app you get a shortcut on your Home screen by default. You can turn it off easily by going to Google play store>click on ‘3 horizontal lines’ on upper left corner> Scroll down select ‘Settings’> Uncheck ‘Add icon to home screen’.
This is very helpful if Smartphone battery is not removable. Sometimes your device stops responding, you can not do anything on that and you need to restart the phone but guess what even power button is not working! In this case you will remove your battery for a second but what if you battery is not removable then press Volume Up+ Power button+ Home button all three at the same time. This combination of buttons always work just like you are removing your battery.
More Info About phone
This one is my favorite from this list and gem for Xiaomi users. You can view more information about your phone by dialing *#*#4636#*#*. this also helps in switching your network mode as ‘Only 3G’, this option is not given in Xiaomi Mobiles.
Design Your Phone The Way You Want
This way you can change your app icons, their places, style, Background and everything. Download a launcher from play store and see the magic that will entirely change the look of Smartphone. There are many good launchers but we recommend Line Launcher previously known as Dodol launcher. Search Line launcher in play store and download now.
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