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6 Android Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know


So, How much you recognize concerning your Android phone beside making calls and sending texts? Let’s discuss about it.

You probably didn’t know that your android phone have several interesting features which can be useful to your day to day life and some in-built game can switch on your mood when you are bored. Try out the following Android Tips and Tricks to improve your experience about your android phone and show-off your friends about your knowledge with the android.

1. Enable System UI Tuner

System UI Tuner enables you with many UI features like Status bar icons, Battery percentage etc. It gives you extra ways to tweak and customize the Android user interface.

To enable it:

  • Swipe the Notification bar
  • Tap and hold Settings icon for 5 seconds
  • A Toast will appear that ‘Congrats! System UI Tuner has beed added to Settings’

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2. Enable Developer Options

Developer options provide many additional useful features or permissions by which your android phone function properly and efficiently like USB Debugging, Show touches etc.

To enable it:

  • Go to Settings -> About Phone
  • Tap on Build Number several times after which you will get an alert that ‘You are now a Developer’.
  • Then, you can find your Developer Options in your Settings

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3. Determine your IMEI number

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) could be a distinctive 15-digit serial number given to each mobile device that you’ll use to examine information such as phone’s country of origin, Model number, the Manufacturer etc.

To get IMEI number:

  • Open Dail Pad
  • Enter *#06#



4. Clear App Defaults

This feature enables you to clear your default app from opening. Suppose, you want to open Google Play Music to listen any song but when you click on song it will end up by opening some other app everytime you click it. So, get rid of this problem and open up your favourite app for the particular task.

To clear app defaults:

  • Go to Settings -> Apps
  • Once there, after scrolling down you will see Open by Default option
  • Tap it and then select Clear defaults


5. In-built Secret Game

New Comers to Android version of Lollipop and Marshmallow might not know about the secret game of Android i.e. Flappy Bird which is a great time pass in your bore time.

To open the secret game:

  • Go to Settings -> About Phone
  • In there you will see Android Version, click on it several times
  • After that you will see an on-screen Lollipop or Marshmallow depending on your android version
  • Then tap once and start swiping your finger on it
  • The game will launch and looks like this;

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6. Activate ‘Ok Google’ and control your phone with your voice commands

‘Ok Google’ feature of your android phone is a great AI software produced by Google to provide you with the facility that you can control your phone by your voice commands without even touching it. You just have to say OK GOOGLE followed by the task you want it to perform. You can use it for several tasks like:

  1. Making Calls and Sending Texts
  2. Playing Music
  3. Getting Directions
  4. Setting up Alarms, Reminders etc.
  5. Change Device Settings
  6. Facts and quick answers and many more.

You can use it without enabling Internet too.

To activate Ok Google feature:

  • Go to Settings -> Google -> Search and Now -> Voice
  • There you will see “Ok Google” Detection. Click on it
  • After clicking you will see some options, set it according to your use and then below it is ‘Train Voice Model’
  • Click on it and it will ask you to say ‘Ok Google’ 3 times so that it will record your voice
  • After recording it will save it and your voice model is activated

Now, you can use your android phone with your voice commands.

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So, these are some of the tips and tricks you can use with your android phone and amaze your friends. Tell me more tips and tricks if you know. I will be glad if I can learn something.


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