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Top 10 Android Tips and Tricks

Many android users don’t know much about the hidden features of android phones. Today we are sharing an article with secret android tricks and hidden features of android phones. Different versions of android versions support different set of android tricks, so try them all

1) Force reboot

Many times android users face a problem of freezing in mobile phone, in case your android phone is frozen, you can reboot it:

Just press Power Button+ Home Key + Volume up button simultaneously.

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2) Quick Google Access

Android phones is built primarily for the Internet, many of Android users don’t know that android phones provide a way by which we can access Google search in just a single click:

Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.

3) Reboot Android in safe mode

As many computers, we can also reboot Android phones in safe mode. The latest Android- Jelly Bean version provides an option to reboot in safe mode, if something goes wrong.
To reboot your android in safe mode, follow the below given instructions.

*Long press the power button
*Long press on the power off option.

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Android phone will show a confirmation message about rebooting it in safe mode, if we reboot android phone in safe mode then all the 3rd party application will be disabled. These applications can again be enabled when we reboot our phone normally. This is a great Android utility in case when, one of your 3rd party application is causing trouble for you and you want to hunt it.

4) Voice typing

Not all Androids have it, but if yours does, it is a pretty sweet feature. It’s available on latest versions. While typing a mail or a message, look at the space bar. If you see a mic icon there, you can tap it and Android will convert your speech to text. It won’t be absolutely correct so you’ll have to make changes.

see also - Top Features of Android JellyBean

5) Call a contact with just a single tap

I’m sure you are aware of the fact that you can add app icons to your home screen. Just like those app icons, you can add contact icons to the screen as well. To add a contact icon, long press the empty space on home screen. You’ll see a popup menu. Select Shortcuts>Contact. Now go through the contact list and tap on the person you want to add there.

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6) Unlock android phones by face detection

In the jelly bean version, Android provides a way by which android phone can be unlock using face detection, to make this feature more secure, Jelly Bean version added another layer of protection in which Android phone can be unlocked only when the face is matched as well as we have to blink eyes in order to unlock phone. The Above tricks n tips are provided by IHA.Blinking eyes tells the android security system that person is live and it’s not an illegal attempt of unlocking using a still image.
To activate this:

Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

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7) Get detailed information about phone status

We can get the detailed statistics like phone information, battery information, usage statistics and WiFi information by just dialing *#*#4636#*#*

This is a handy USSD to get the details about battery usage, DNS check, Ping, Application time usage time and so on.

8) Amazon App Store

This app store is trusted, AND it gives one premium app for free each day. Check this store to download paid apps for free.
Want more cool Android tips and tricks? Keep watching this space for more. And don’t forget to leave your comments in case you have any questions/problems with your Android.
see also - Top 10 Most Popular Android Apps

9) Download Non-Playstore apps

Google Playstore has tons of apps, but if you still want more apps, there are other stores out there as well. Though Google Playstore is safer (I don’t know how true that is because many apps of Playstore have been found to be infected), if you want, you can open your options to other app stores as well. To do this, go to Application settings, and check the option that says “Unknown Sources”.  But make sure you download apps from only trusted sources.

10) Special characters

Want to quickly access special characters? No need to switch keyboards to type comma and slashes- just long press the period key and you’ll see a popup with all the recent characters.