Google officially released the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. This latest Android OS is enhanced with new features and functions that every Android user will definitely make the most of. Its latest range of features is for multitasking Android users.
The wide array of new features speaks about productivity and multitasking. Aside from the new side-by-side view that lets you simultaneously use 2 apps, Android Nougat has a wide array of multitasking features such as the one-tap method for closing all your windows in one go and the quick-switch function from using a current app to another. How cool is that? But are there more useful features for the multi-tasker in us?
We’ve listed down Android Nougat’s multitasking features:
1. The UI Tuner
This is probably Nougat’s biggest secret. Swipe down the notification shade and long-press the gear icon you use to get to Settings. Check a new menu on your Settings menu under the System section. The UI tuner will show up and will prompt a warning that says “enacting this feature prompts a warning that you’re about to encounter “experimental features” that “may change, break, or disappear in future releases. Proceed with caution.”
The UI tuner will allow you to use some great options like activating the “Do not disturb” feature, tweaking the status bar, and the split-screen functionality. The UI Tuner was available in stock Marshmallow, so might as well give it a try after you install Nougat.
2. Power Notifications
Android Nougat enables users to have a control hub on their Android phones. Activate the UI Tuner and then toggle on the Power Notification Controls under the “Other” menu. This function allows users to set app notifications and rank them according to their importance.
You can set app notifications from level 0 to 5, which makes it easy for you to determine the app notifications you need to frequently appear. Go into Settings > Notifications, you’ll be able to set each of your app’s notification levels after tapping the large green “A” to the slide’s left.
3. Pull-Down Shade Editing
Multi-taskers always want quicker access to their apps. Pull down the top shade; expand the little arrow on the right to see a complete list of easy-access tiles such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Nougat makes the user experience more dynamic and flexible; it allows you to choose the tiles you want to permanently stick there.
Edit the bottom right corner to access the complete list of tiles then drag to reorganize according to your preference. The pull-down shade also allows users to swipe from any direction with as to access more tiles. You can place your frequently-used tiles for faster access.
4. Display Adjustment
It’s important that your smartphone’s screen is clear and has the right sizing. If you are viewing photos, using a productivity app, or just playing games, you can easily adjust the display size to your preference.
This is a really helpful function if you are editing a PowerPoint presentation and reading resource material at the same time. You can change the “display” size on your device to enlarge all the text and icons. Access this option via Display > Display size to choose between five different settings
5. Set Different Wallpapers
Different phone modes make sense so it also makes sense that you have a different wallpaper for our phone mode. This feature might be simple and basic, but it helps you function accordingly if you want to look sharp at a morning meeting or relax at a day spa during a weekend.