Top 7 Less-known Android Hidden Features

Android phone is equipped with some of the most amazing features that are liked by the users and developers both. This open-source operating system has grown immensely of late.

If Google stats are to be believed more than 2 billion users are using Android services across the globe.

Here, I’ve rounded up the top 6 Unknown features of Android that work only on Stock Android Nougat 7.0 or 7.1.

1. Flip to higher graphic render mode

Flip-to-higher-graphic-render-mode
Flip-to-higher-graphic-render-mode

If you are a game freak, it’s a great gift for you, which will allow you to play high graphics games without any fuss. Android hosts several high-quality animation games for users to enjoy the thrill. Although the device graphics support has been restricted by the Android, you can enable the High Graphics mode through developer option. For this, go to the phone’s Settings > Developer options > enable the Force 4x MSAA.

2. Visit file directories through Google Chrome

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Visit-file-directories-through-Google-Chrome

Android provides many file explorers in the Google Play store for the users to access your phone’s memory. You can use the Google Chrome browser to access your SD card or phone’s memory. It is a less known feature to most of the Android users that result in downloading third-party apps to open the file directories. You can use Google Chrome to access our files instead of using bulky file managing apps.

3. Android Device Manager

Android-Device-Manager
Android-Device-Manager

Although ignored by many users, this Android option isn’t that much of a secret. Android Device Manager is the best option when you lose your phone. You can locate your real-time location if the feature has been enabled. You can also make your phone to give a beep sound as an indicator. It also helps you delete all the data from your smartphone using ADM if it gets stolen ever.

To use this feature – Go to the Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Other Security Settings > Device Administrators > Turn on the “Android Device Manager.”

4. Stop Android activity totally

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Stop-Android-activity-totally

Often even after closing the app, some of its features keep working in the background and make your phone slow. You can stop this option by Google to stop that activity and get your phone’s performance back on track.

However, it is not known to many of the features. To enable this – Go to the Developers option and enable the Don’t Keep activities option. Once you do this, the app and all its activities will be closed the moment you leave the app.

5. Cast Your Android Screen

Cast-Your-Android-Screen
Cast-Your-Android-Screen

Using the popular Chrome cast feature you watch TV shows, movies, and other videos to a bigger screen through your phone. But, do you know you can also mirror your Android smartphone’s screen using the chrome cast. Use this functionality to watch your Android‘s screen on a bigger screen without any third-party app integration.

For this, go to the Quick settings panel by dragging down the menu from the top of the screen. If you didn’t find this option in the Quick settings, you can go to the Google Home App and click on the Cast Video/Audio menu.

6. Sync your Android messages to PC

You can use the messaging service of Android smartphone over your desktop easily. It’s useful for tech geeks or professionals who work more in front of the desktop. Using this feature you can send and receive messages from your PC. You need to download the Android app on your smartphone, then visit www.airdroid.com using your computer. Now, you need to scan the QR code through your phone to activate this SMS service.

7. Runs Multiple Apps by splitting the screen

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Runs-Multiple-Apps-by-splitting-the-screen

This is the most enticing feature of the Android Nougat 7.0 using which you can use different apps side-by-side or one above another on the Android. It is especially useful when you want to browse the web and chat with your friends simultaneously.

For this, tap the overview button and choose one of your recently open apps, you want to use and hold the app’s title bar to drag it on top or to the left-most side of the screen and then drag the second app.

Synopsis

These are some of the most amazing hidden or less known features of Android smartphone (on Stock Android Nougat 7.0 or 7.1.) that you can use.

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