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5 unknown functions that will improve your smartphone

5 unknown functions that will improve your smartphone

Are you unbeatable on Android? Some little secrets are hidden in your device and you may never have heard of them! We show you various hidden settings that will help you to further improve your favorite smartphone.

1. Magnification gestures

Did you know that your Android phone has a magnifying glass feature? This can be useful not only for reading smaller characters but also for zooming in on certain elements in applications that do not support zooming, such as Instagram.

See you Settings> Accessibilt to activate the enlargement gestures function. Once the function was active, you can zoom in and out by pressing the screen 3 times. To pan, drag two or more fingers across the screen. You can pinch two fingers to adjust the zoom level.

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With the magnification gestures, you can zoom anywhere and in any application. AndroidPIT

2. Easter Egg

I am always surprised by the number of people who do not know about the existence of a hidden game on their Android phone. Google hides from us in its Android systems little surprises to discover over the versions. To discover the Easter Egg (that's the name of the surprise) of your version of Android, go to Settings> About phone then tap the Android version several times.

The name of the Android version will then appear and if you press a few more times you will be redirected to a game.

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Make the plate appear in your notifications, and voila! AndroidPIT

3. Faster animations

This is the first thing I do with any new phone I get. Disabling transitions and animations on your phone will make your smartphone faster. Of course, this is a simple tour because the animations and transitions do not really make your phone work more slowly.

You can thus play on the parameters to control what happens when you swipe from one screen to another, or from another app but also to control the speed at which pop-ups appear.

For faster animations, here is what you need to do:

  • Access your smartphone settings, then press the phone button
  • Find your Build number and press it seven times until developer options are active
  • Go back to the settings and press Developer options
  • Find the Window animations scale and Transitions animation scale options and deactivate them.
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  The transition animations are visible between the notches of welcome, the launches of apps or the menus. AndroidPIT
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<h2>4. System UI Tuner</h2>
<p style=From Marshmallow to Pie, Android offers a hidden menu called System UI Tuner. This part of the system has the advantage of containing experimental functions that could be integrated into one of the next versions of Android. For the moment, the menu is quite limited but it still has some fairly practical options such as changing the order of the thumbnails in the status bar or displaying the percentage in figures of remaining battery in the status bar.

Here is the procedure to unlock System UI Tuner:

  • Use your two fingers to enter and lower the status bar / notification, then press the mechanical wheel for a very long time next to the time until it vibrates.
  • Once this is done, your Android mobile device is directly downloaded in the settings, to notify you that the menu has been activated and added to the system settings (but where?)
  • To find it, just go to the bottom of the list where the menu took its seat.
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In pictures, here is how to activate and where is the hidden menu 'System UI Tuner' in Android 6.0. AndroidPIT

5. Heaven for geeks

Most people don't know it, but there are a whole bunch of Android secret codes for accessing information on your device, for development, or for performing actions quickly. The most convenient code for accessing information is * # * # 4636 # * # *.

You will see slightly different information depending on your version of Android, but you should at least access some details on your device like your IMEI number, signal strength, network information, application usage statistics and info on WiFi. You can discover other codes in this article.

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All the info you've always wanted to know on your phone. AndroidPIT

What do you think of these features? Do you know any other features you can share? Let us know in the comments.

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