Lollipop tips and tricks
Gone are the days when a crying kid used to get silent seeing a Lollipop, Google recently unveiled the Lollipop for adults. Confused!! We are here talking about the latest version of Android Lollipop 5.0. This newer version of the application is housed with a host of features that you might not know. These Android 5.1.1 Lollipop tips and tricks will undoubtedly make your OS experience, friendlier and smartphone more customized. Let us have a look at some of the Lollipop tips and tricks below:
1. Don’t let lock screen notifications compromise with your privacy
Lock-screen notifications to some people and indeed a blessing, I mean it sounds really time-saving when you don’t have to unlock your device to see a new message or mail. While for some it looks like a ‘hole in their secret tunnel’. This feature though comes on as standard with your OS but can be turned off by going to SETTINGS => SOUND & NOTIFICATION => WHEN DEVICE IS LOCKED => DON’T SHOW NOTIFICATIONS AT ALL.
2. Shortcut to quick settings
Let’s make it little simple, as of now you might be swiping the notification curtain down, dealing with them and have to make a second swipe get into your quick settings tab. This is an old school way we have something new. From now instead of using one finger to swipe, use two and you’ll directly land into quick settings.
3. Lock Smartly
Here is one more stuff to add to your privacy. Through Lollipop 5.0 you can unlock your device using a Bluetooth or NFC. This could be your smartwatch, NFC sticker or car stereo. The only condition is that the devices must be close to each other. To enable this you have to go to SETTINGS => SECURITY => SMART LOCK => ADD YOUR BLUETOOTH DEVICE
4. Pin Your Screen
If by any means you have some privacy issues even with your guest profile on, don’t worry!! Get to the SETTINGS => SECURITY => TURN ON SCREEN PINNING. Once you are done with this open the multitasking or recent apps (by tapping overview button) tap on the green pin you see at the bottom of each app. The one you’ll tap will be pinned on your screen and if required can be unpinned later.
5. Hit the base with 5.1 surround sound
To enhance you movie watching or listening to song experience you have to just go to the GOOGLE PLAY MOVIES APP => SETTINGS => SELECT SURROUND SOUND. You don’t have to worry about the device you are using as this comes as standard with the Lollipop 5.0.
6. Everything just a step away
I’m sure you are well equipped with windows 7 feature in which you need to open the start and type what you want. Like any Jinn from the fairy fables, you have what you were looking for. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with the very same jinn. All you need to do is click on the magnifying glass icon on top right corner and type what you need. You’ll get the entire list of options within a blink of an eye.
7. Create a guest profile
This is another feature that comes with Lollipop 5.0; you can now create a dedicated guest account for temporary use. With the help of this feature, you can keep your personal files and messages away from those surfing your phone. It could be your family members, kids, your girlfriend/boyfriend, anyone with whom you don’t want to share. Just like your PC, Lollipop allows you to create three accounts; one for user (that’s you don’t get confused), second is guest and third is profile account where you can make your own rules of navigation. To add this new accounts all you need to do is, click on the profile icon (top right corner, when the screen is locked) or you can go to SETTINGS => PROFILE. If you want to add restrictions, then tap on the users and manage your account.
8. Save your battery
Now this is really easy. I’m not talking about turning the battery saver mode on (though I am) but it is little more than that. Go to Battery screen and tap on three vertical dots at the right corner on top of the screen. This will take you to battery saver and here you can see which of your application is grinding all your battery life and can end it. Another option for you is to schedule the battery saver mode to turn on automatically when the battery comes to 5 or 15 percent. The smart Lollipop turns this off on its own once you connect your phone to a charger.
9. Cut the bugs away with ‘do not disturb’
Lollipop respects your privacy and values it (sounds marketing stuff) and thus introduces the Google’s Interruptions feature. This feature enables you to choose as to who can contact you and who cannot. Not only calls the function is applicable for the notifications and messages as well. All you got to do is tap on SETTINGS => INTERRUPTIONS. You are good to enjoy your personal space.
10. Battery predictions
This is one issue I face many times, you are out and your phone shows 50 percent battery left and before evening you are out of battery. With this, you get to know as to how much battery your phone used since last charge and prediction regarding how much the remaining will last. Though there isn’t any claim of the prediction being right (be serious not even Bejaan Daaruwala) claims that but at least you have precautions that you can take.
These were some Lollipop tips and tricks that we feel will take your smartphone experience to another level. For more of such updates, tips and tricks, stay tuned.