Most Useful Secret Features of Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived with the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 and is rolling out to thousands of devices.If you’re preparing yourself for your Android Lollipop update, or you’re just getting to grips with the OS on your new tablet or smartphone, there might be a few things you’re still unsure about. The new Google OS has a host of new features that add to, and improve, previous versions – but they might not be immediately obvious So to help you along, I’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks for Android 5.0 Lollipop.Here are some secret features of Android Lollipop which the Google has brought in its latest operating system.

Secret Features of Android 5.0 Lollipop

Smart lock

You can unlock your device with a bluetooth or NFC enabled device like your car stereo, your smartwatch or even an NFC sticker. If your handset or tablet is near your bluetooth enabled device, it will recognise that it’s a trusted source and unlock automatically. To turn this on, go to Settings > Security > Smart Lock and add your bluetooth device.
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Guest Mode

You can make multiple user accounts on Android but now a new option called “Guest Mode” is available. This mode creates a clean, safe and disposable work-space which anyone can use. It is available for both phones and tablets.

Screen Pinning

Screen Pinning is a security feature without this may be our Top 10 Features, Hidden Tips & Tricks of Android Lollipop 5.0 would be incomplete. This time Google take security to different level. The new feature allows the user to pin the individual screen to your device. When this security option is enabled no app or setting can be opened besides the pinned screen.This feature could very helpful when someone borrows your smartphone. To enable or understand this feature follow the steps.

Face Unlock

Google has tweaked face unlock feature in Lollipop so that it works fast and smooth. This feature did not work well in previous versions. Face unlock features runs silently as you power on and by the time you see your locked screen notifications, it has already unlocked the phone.

Search Settings

Most of you are aware of Google Now feature. This feature also works same but as you know Google Now needs an active connection on the other side the new search option works without internet. Actually this is a new function which lets you easily find the apps, settings etc. in your smartphone. You can find magnifying glass search icon in top right corner. It will same works like search box just type it what you want to find.

Organize your screen with folders

The Android Lollipop 5.0 allows you to organize the screen of your device with folders as well. It’s a pretty simple procedure. Google’s latest operating system has a new feature which helps you to organize your screen with folders. You will have many apps at the finger touch after adding similar themed apps jointly. You can do this without making a contact with pages and pages of app icons. Just press long on an app, drag it onto another app icon and then it will create a folder automatically. You can also change the name of the folder as well.

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Do Not Disturb

Do not disturb is very easy to set up, it turns your device’s volume up or down as it uses rocker switch on the side of your device, it will ask you about the notification of specific or all. Tap none option and your device will set to no notifications, and then you will not be disturbed by, texts, calls and even alarms. After Tapping the priority option you will be updated only particular notifications which you set as priority. To get all the notifications just tap cog wheel and then you will be able to get all the notifications once again. Each of above settings in “ Do not Disturb” can be selected to work for a specific time or for an indefinite period as well.
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Third party flashlight/torch apps have been very popular and a must download, making handy use of the camera's LED flash – for devices with one anyway. Well Google's gone and made this a standard feature of Lollipop so you don't need an app anymore. The flashlight is found in the notifications bar.

Magnification gestures

Also in the Accessibility settings is the option to turn on magnification gestures. When on you can triple tap the screen to zoom in and out. While zoomed in you can drag two fingers to pan and pinch to adjust the zoom level. You can also temporarily magnify whats under your finger by triple tapping and holding. It works everywhere apart from the keyboard and navigation bar.


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