7 Cool Android Features You Should be Using 

Dec 27, 2023, 06:10 PM IST

7 Cool Android Features You Should be Using 

Vikrant Singh

1. Flash Notification 

Annoyed by loud notifications or vibrations? A quieter way to keep yourself updated is flash notifications, where your phone’s flash blinks as you get something new requiring your attention. 

2. Apps Side-By-Side

Sometimes you might feel the need to multitask on your phone. In that situation, this feature might come in handy. The side-by-side or top-and-bottom view feature allows you to run two apps simultaneously on your screen. 

3. One-Handed Mode 

Some smartphones have grown too big to be controlled by one hand. So, Google custom keyboard offers a simple solution for Pixel phones. You can switch to the one-handed mode just with one click. 

4. Cast Your Phone Screen

Want to enjoy the content of your phone on a TV screen? Chromecast has this simple solution. Just find the Screen Cast option on your phone, connect it to the TV using your wifi, and just enjoy the view of the big screen. 

5. Notification History

Have you ever missed an important notification? This feature will help you access your phone’s notification blog. Tap the empty part on your home screen, choose widgets and select Setting shortcut. A list will pop up where you can choose the notification log option. 

6. Smart Lock

You can actually get rid of your phone lock when you are at your place or what Google defines as a ‘trusted place’. Just enable Smart Lock on your phone and add your trusted places, devices and stereo units. 

7. App pinning

This feature is for those who keep lending their phones to others. If you don’t want to compromise your privacy, use app pinning. Open Settings, go to the Security & Privacy menu, select More Security Settings, and tap App pinning. Now, you can pin the app on your phone by tapping the circular icon at the top of the preview.