6 Android hidden features you must know

6 Android hidden features you must know

Android hidden features

We use our phone on daily basis. We use various features on our phones for various purposes. Some features are used daily and some are used rarely. But have you used all the features available on your Android phone?

There are many Android hidden features that users are unaware of. So to cover that up we have provided you with 6 Android hidden features you must know below:

Android hidden features

1. Cast your phone screen to TV

Android hidden features

Why watch on a small screen when you can watch media on your TV? Yes, you can watch movies on your TV which are on your phone. To enable this Android hidden feature simply follow the steps below.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your Android phone/tablet in order to reveal the Quick Settings 
  2.  Find and select a button labeled Screencast.
  3.  A list of devices (Chromecast) on your network will show up. Select the one that’s connected to your TV
  4. After that, the Android phone’s screen will cast on TV.

2. Lock people out of specific apps

Android hidden features

There are times when your friends or other people want to access your phone to use certain apps. But what if you do not want them to use other features except for the required app? A simple answer follows the steps below to enable Screen Pinning.

When you enable Screen Pining other people will be only able to use the app which you have pinned. To use other features they use passwords.

  1. Go to Settings of your device and then to security
  2. Find the Screen pining option and then enable Screen pinning. (also ask for password option)
  3. Open the app you want to pin
  4. Then press the square button on the bottom right corner of your screen
  5. Then Hold the app
  6. You will see the Pin option then tap Pin
  7. Done!

To unpin press the square and the back button at the same time. Then enter your phone’s password.

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3. Do not disturb

Android hidden features

When you want to be away from any type of disturbance from Sound, vibration, and notifications ‘Do not disturb’ option is best. Follow the steps below :

  1. Go to settings of your device then go to sound settings
  2. Find and Tap Do not disturb option
  3. Then set the cases you want to allow
  4. Then enable Do not disturb.

4.  Encrypt your phone’s data

Android hidden features

Among many Android hidden features, this feature is a very important one. Once your Android device is encrypted, all data stored on the android device is locked behind the fingerprint, pattern, or password which is known only to the owner.

  1. Go to settings of your device
  2. Tap Security option  and Tap Encryption option
  3. Tap Encrypt phone then read the terms and tap encrypt phone

Note: After encyption the phone might be slow for some time and your battery needs to be about 80% before starting the encrption.

5.Split screen

Android hidden features

‘Split screen’ These two words are enough to tell you what you are missing on Android hidden features of your phone. Just follow the steps below and enjoy the two screens at once.

  1. Open any two apps
  2. Then tap the square button on your bottom right corner
  3. Then press on one app until a popup option arrives then select split option
  4. Then select another app
  5. Boom! two screens

Note: All the apps may not be compatible with this feature.

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6.Change volume settings independently

Android hidden features

This is a simple and common among Android hidden features but all of the users might not know. If you don’t then listen, Did you know you can set all your volumes of the speaker, ringtone, and alarm with one button? If no then follow the steps below:

  1. Press the volume button
  2. Then you will see a settings icon
  3. Press that icon and then set the volume settings independently

So, These are the 6 Android hidden features you must know. If we had missed something let us know in the comment below.

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