Android Stock: all you need to know if you use the Google interface

Android Stock: all you need to know if you use the Google interface

Having a smartphone with a pure version of Android gives you (almost always) faster updates. In addition to updating the system, many new functions are usually launched but they are sometimes lost in the configuration menus. Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your Android Stock smartphones!


Storage space (almost) unlimited

One of the main advantages of owning a Pixel smartphone is that you have unlimited online storage space for your photos and videos in original quality. All other Android devices also have unlimited space but with a version compresses photos and videos.

If we combine this free space with the function Smart Storage, we can have virtually all the memory we need for applications and files without worrying about the weight of images and movies. This feature automatically removes photos and videos you have saved in Google Photo from your smartphone's internal memory so you always have space available for all your applications. Media files will continue to appear in the Google app.

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A feature that can really save your life if you take a lot of pictures and record a lot of videos. AndroidPIT
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Improve your digital well-being

All Pixel and Android One smartphones can finally access the digital privacy functions created by Google, and Google's functionality is out of the Beta phase. Thanks to this free application (which will be integrated in settings once installed), you can check how many times you have unlocked your smartphone, how many notifications you have received and which applications you have used most. In this way, you can establish rules of use to limit your use. The app is compatible with Google smartphones and Android One updated to Pie.

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Now you have the tools to see how much time you lose on your smartphone. AndroidPIT
<h2>Enable or disable new gestures</h2>
<p style=With Android Pie, the new gesture navigation system has arrived on almost all smartphones equipped with Android Stock (Sony is an exception). This is not a revolutionary system like that presented by Apple on the iPhone X and taken by many manufacturers like Huawei or Xiaomi but it is a step in the right direction. On Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones, the system is active by default.

To activate the classic navigation bar three buttons (or to move to gestures), just follow the steps below:

  • Open them settings
  • Access to the menu system, then gestures
  • Select the lment Scroll up from the Home button.
  • Enable or disable

Abandon Shazam and others.

This trick only works if you have a 2nd or 3rd generation Pixel smartphone in your hands. Your smart device can recognize the songs played around you.

If you have enabled the setting In the course of readingIn Always On mode you will see a small musical note and the title of the song followed by the artist each time a song is recognized on your smartphone. Automatically. Ms. Offline!

To activate the option, proceed as follows:

  • Open them settings
  • Enter the menu sounds
  • select Now Playing)
  • Enable or disable
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<p style=Owners of a Pixel 3 or 3 XL can also display the history of all songs recognized in the same menu.

You do not have a pixel? Do not worry, ask Google Assistant!

  • Hold the Home button sink or say "OK Googleto call the assistant.
  • If the volume of the music is sufficient, you will see a button dedicated to the recognition of the song.
  • Press it and wait a few seconds.

This function requires an internet connection to work.

Activate the dark theme

The possibility of using a real dark mode at the system level will come only with Android Q. However, you can use a dark theme for quick settings in the notification area, for the Home screen and for Discover ( formerly Google Feed). Here's how to proceed:

  • Open them settings
  • Go the element Screen, then the element Theme of the device
  • From here, you can choose to use the automatic theme depending on the pitch of your background or if you are specifically using the light or dark theme.
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Android Q will officially introduce the dark mode. AndroidPIT
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Make your WIFI smart

By accessing the advanced settings of WIFI, you will find many interesting features. Google allows you to automatically activate WIFI when you return home, receive notification of nearby wireless networks and even automatically connect you to a high-quality public WIFI connection when it is detected by automatic scanning.

Do you know any other tips to use on smartphones with Android Stock? Surprise me in the comments!

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