Tips And Tricks For Android Lollipop Users
Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the major updates released by Google to the Android software. The latest version of Android has arrived with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 and will soon be available on other Android devices. You might get a bit overwhelmed by the new features and changes; so to make things easier we will share some tips and tricks you need to know so that you are ready for it!
Use a Guest login
It is a good feature if you share your device in the family, especially with children. Switch the guest feature on and whoever you hand your device to will not be able to see your emails or your Facebook stuff. You can quickly add new accounts by taping the profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the lock-screen, or by going to the main settings menu. If you want to add restrictions and manage each account, go to the main settings menu and select ‘Users’.
For better security, Google has added a feature called ‘Security Pinning’. It allows you to pin the particular screen to your Android device. This can make it difficult to let people use your phone without your supervision. To enable screen pinning, go to Settings -> Security and toggle ‘Screen Pinning’ ON. Next open the screen you would like to pin, press the ‘Overview’ (formerly multitasking) button, scroll up and tap the pin icon on the bottom right of the open applications.To unpin an app, simply long press the ‘Back’ and ‘Overview’ buttons simultaneously.
One of the awesome new features in Lollipop is battery saver mode. Battery saver can help you squeeze out extra time when you really need it. When enabled it reduces your device’s performance, turns off vibrations, and blocks most background data. Battery saver can be turned on manually or set to automatically kick in when your battery is at 15% or 5%. You’ll know it’s working when the status bars turn orange-red. To set up battery saver go to Settings > Battery > tap the menu button.
Hide Sensitive Content
With this feature you can hide sensitive notification content. You will be able to safeguard your phone from the prying eyes even if you have a password or pattern lock. You can mark apps individually as sensitive, or you can let Android do it for you.Go to Settings > Sound & notification > When device is locked. You’ll see three options, “show all, hide sensitive content, and show none.” Select the second option to hide sensitive content. Now when an app that you’ve marked as “Sensitive” displays a notification on the lock screen you’ll only see the app name and “contents hidden.”
Lollipop gives users control over notifications like never before. Every app installed on your device can be configured to send notifications only when you want to see them. There are three options for each app: block, priority, and sensitive.
Block – Never show notifications from the app.
Priority – Show notifications at the top of the list and let them through when in Priority Mode.
Sensitive – Content is not displayed in the lock screen notification
There are two ways to adjust these settings. You can long-press on any notification and select the (i) icon to go straight to the settings for that app. If you don’t want to wait around for a notification you can go to Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications.
Lollipop has a lots more to offer, and with these tips and tricks you will get the most out of your phone. We love all the little hidden features Google has added. Our only goal is make it little easier for new users to find the features. Did you know about all these tips and tricks? Do you have any of your own that we didnot mention? Let us know!
by techtalks @TechTalks March 10, 2015 10:00 AM UTC