Improve your Android experience with these tips and tricks
1. Only hear from the people you want
There's no need to change your number or be forced into awkward conversations either. Instead you can set your phone to only deliver messages from those you actually want to talk to.
Hitting your volume toggle will give you alert options. Hit Priority and the Settings cog. Here you can choose who you receive calls, messages and reminders from. Perfect for when you want to block out the overly chatty 'friends' you'd rather avoid.
2. Give two fingers to quick settings
You probably know that swiping down from the top of your Android handset's home screen will launch the notifications menu. Throwing a second finger into the mix brings quick settings to the foreSaving precious seconds and a second swipe, the double-digit motion puts Wi-Fi controls, screen casting options and Bluetooth shortcuts at your fingertips with literally zero hassle and minimal effort.
3. Set your phone to automatically unlock when you're at home
You can set your phone to automatically unlock when you're at home, though, removing this irritation while retaining your privacy when you want it.
In Settings, go to Security >> Trust Agents >> Smart Lock. Activating this will allow you to set parameters for when you want your device to ditch the passcode.
4. Extend your phone's battery life
Under the Battery controls in Settings, your phone should have a Power Saver Mode option.
Enable this to reduce background features and survive that night bus ride home. Helping eke out your depleted power supply, this will set your emails to fetch and turn off some of the 76 apps that send you notifications every 30 minutes.