With nearly 85 percent active devices, Android is the most popular and the most widely used operating system in the world. It’s easy to use and it supports third-party apps giving you the liberty to download virtually any application available out there. This means you can go about downloading any application from the app store without having to worry if it will work on your smartphone or not. And when it comes to the default features, Android 7.0 Nougat is second to none.
If you are familiar with the Android operating system, any upgrade in its user interface won’t make much of a difference, mostly because you are used to working on it in a certain way. But unlike all its predecessors, Android Nougat is a lot different. And if you have transitioned from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat, the difference in the user interface would be noticeable and hard to miss.
So here are three hidden features of Android Nougat you should start using now:
Customise Quick Settings
One of the most useful features of Android Nougat is its Quick Settings menu. While the feature was there in Android Marshmallow as well, quick settings menu in Nougat features a host of new options. The good news is that you can customise this menu according to your usage. To customise the Quick Settings menu follow these steps:
Open the drop down menu on your home screen> Pull down the extended menu> Tap on the three dots on side of the gear icon> Tap on Edit> Make the necessary changes> Tap on Done.
Recent Apps button
Another important (and very useful) feature of Android Nougat is its enhanced recent apps button. You don’t need to take the long route every time you toggle between apps. All you need to do is tap on the button next to the home screen button of your home screen button, surf through all the apps you have recently used to pick the one you want to use (see it’s this simple!).
Customise Notification settings
Our smartphones are loaded with applications some of which we use frequently, others may be not so much. But the Android operating system does not distinguish before giving us the notification about specific apps. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go through the pain of viewing all the notifications. Just customise your phone settings instead. How? Just follow these steps:
Pull down the drop down menu on your home screen> Tap on the gear> Tap on Notifications> Now turn off the notifications of the apps you don’t want to see and it’s done!
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