Android tricks that you probably didn’t know

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. And although it is an easy to use platform, it hides some features that not everyone knows. In addition, with each version new features are added that not all users discover and take advantage of as they should.

To help you make the best use of your Android smartphone, we’ll share with you some tricks of this operating system that you may not know and that will definitely make your life easier.

Double the charging speed

Nowadays, many devices come with the fast charging function. However, sometimes you may need your device to charge at a faster speed. In that case, the best thing to do is to turn your phone off. But if you don’t want to do that, you can double the charging speed with a simple trick.

The key is to go the notification bar to limit the phone’s alerts and also select airplane mode. This simple action will help you almost double the charging speed, even if you don’t have a fast charger or if your phone doesn’t support fast charging. The best part? you don’t even have to turn off your smartphone.

Facilitate access to apps at home

Passwords, patterns and security codes to access your smartphone are very important to prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing your information. However, when you are at home they can be a nuisance every time you want to check your device. One way to make them easier to use is to add your home as a “trusted location”. 

This way the phone will stop asking you for the password while you are there, but the security feature will be activated automatically when you are away from home. To activate this option you must follow the route Settings>>> Security>> Smart Lock. 

Move your keyboard where you need it

Not only can you customize your keyboard with the right size and side, but you can also choose the exact location where you want to place it. To do this you have to press the icon at the bottom next to the condensed one-handed keyboard, which will allow you to drag the keyboard to the place you want, even if it is in the middle of the screen. Then you have to press the check mark to lock it in place.

Tap three times to zoom in or out

If you have vision problems or want to see something in particular in a photo, this trick will be very helpful. By simply tapping three times anywhere on your device’s screen, you can zoom in or out of what you see. That is, in a very simple and quick way you can zoom in anywhere on your screen.

To activate this option just go to >Settings>>Additional settings>>Accessibility. In Vision or Visibility Enhancement you will find the Magnification option, which you must activate and select the triple tap option.

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Limit notifications when you need to concentrate

Has it ever happened to you that you are working and your phone won’t stop ringing, and you lose your concentration every 10 seconds? The smartphone has become our faithful companion, but sometimes it can interrupt us so much that it can become a source of stress. To avoid these interruptions you can use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, very useful when you don’t want your phone to wake you up in the middle of the night.

However, in cases where you don’t want to turn off notifications completely, you can choose to limit them. You can easily do this by going to >Settings>>>Sound>>Do not disturb. In this section you will be able to limit the notifications you want to receive. This way, you can keep an eye out for emergency calls, but without having to deal with the pile of WhatsApp group messages you have.

Move between Chrome tabs more quickly

If you’re browsing on your phone and you have different pages open, navigating between them is much easier than you think. Chrome, as well as the other Chromium-based Android web browsers, allow you to speed up browsing with a simple trick. Just swipe right or left from the top panel (where the search bar is) to switch between the tabs you have open in the browser.

Type faster with keyboard gestures

Gestures are one of the most useful features on Android and it is something that not everyone knows. To type faster, you can, for example, slide your finger from right to left or vice versa across the space bar on the keyboard. You can then move the cursor between the letters of the text you have typed, allowing you to move quickly to the point you want without having to press the exact point with your finger on the screen.

Did you know some of these tricks? If you didn’t know about them, now that you do, it’s time to get the best out of your Android smartphone.