Smartphones are a blessing in disguise. They are made to make our lengthy tasks easier. The simple convenience of carrying so many things in your hand instead of performing all these tasks on a Personal Computer or a laptop makes tasks so much easy to perform. The best thing about Android is no doubt its customizability. While using Android you need to learn some quick tips and tricks to make use of these shortcuts in your daily life.
Here, we will learn some ways to take pictures, send messages and make calls and make the best use of Google Assistant. These quick tips will be applicable to Samsung, Google, Huawei, and Xiaomi and other smartphones etc.
Launch your Camera in the split of a second
Do you ever come across moments when you feel like capturing something and by the time you access your camera, the entire moment is gone? We have all been there. Fortunately, there is a solution to this. You can quickly open the Camera by double tapping the power or home button. If your smartphone runs Android Marshmallow or above, you can do this even more quickly by tapping, holding and swiping the Camera icon displayed on the Lock Screen? Can it get any quicker than this?
If you are worried that this feature might lead to unknown people accessing your Gallery then relax. This feature only gives access to the images captured when the Camera is opened and not the rest of the Gallery.
This feature is amazing because on one hand you can get quick photos and on the other hand no toddlers, friends or thieves can access your Gallery.
Unlock your Smartphone
The password feature is an amazing one because it keeps your phone, your personal information, and data away from people who should not have access to it. But sometimes you get tired of unlocking your phone multiple times and are simply not in the mood to go through the enter-password process.
This is where Google Smart Lock comes in handy. It lets you keep the smartphone unlocked when you are in a trusted place. It evens recognizes your voice so you must give this interesting feature a try.
Phone Calls and Messaging
Widgets are the best thing that are available in Android. There are two options available when it comes to widgets. One is creating widgets for your favorite apps and customizing your Home Screen and Lock Screen, another option is creating widgets for your closest people, to learn more about widgets.
Once you create widgets for your friends, family or colleagues, you can call or message them directly without having to go through all the Contact directory.
You can also end calls super quickly by pressing the Power button. You can also find more ways to start or end calls in the Phone Dialer Settings.
Google Assistant Voice Commands – Using your Voice to get the Job Done
“Ok Google” definitely rings a bell in every single mind. Most Android phones work very well with Google Assistant. You can enable this by going to Google Search App’s Settings and getting OK Google voice detection enabled.
Once you have enabled OK Google, you can use the Google Smart Lock that we mentioned earlier. And you can also ask literally EVERYTHING from your Assistant and even talk to it. Some of these features are even enabled in the app by Google named Allo. So you can check out the weather, ask for directions and get some nice jokes using the Google Assistant.
Other quick features include sending some friend a message or calling them up. This is perfect for moments when you are very short on time or are driving. You can simply say “OK Google” and start giving instructions to your personal assistant right there in your Android phone. There is a good reason why Google is getting all the attention for its Assistant.
Have you tried using any of the features that we have mentioned here? What other quick features do you like in Android? Share your thoughts and let us know in the comments down below.