Android Pie is certainly one interesting and fascinating version of the said OS. It was indeed an upgrade in every sense of the word, judging by the type of features it hosts.
The features of Android 9 Pie has once again proven that the android developers are not prepared to slow down on their dominance on the mobile OS market. And the only way you can boast of enjoying every single feature that comes with your Android device is by exploring it and finding out stuffs for yourself. Interestingly, this article is meant to reduce the research you are supposed to do by unveiling 7 smart things you can do with Android Pie.
Optimizing Your Battery
Android Pie can be a lot smarter when it comes to managing the way your device’ battery works. Launch your Settings, navigate to Battery, and then to Adaptive Battery. When you have enabled Adaptive Battery, all your less important apps will be relegated to the background, which amounts to less battery usage.
And do not forget the regular power saver mode when your battery has gotten to a critical level.
Allow Android To Manage Your Brightness
Android 9 Pie has got loads of smart features, and the least you can do is to start making use of them. You need to take advantage of Adaptive Brightness which is found under Display, which is under Settings. This feature likes to consider the applications you are running in conjunction with the light levels, so it can automatically set the brightness. This apparently saves you the energy of playing with your slider whenever you want to adjust your smartphone brightness.
Go Straight to Apps Pt. I
As part of the new additions in Android Pie, Custom shortcuts and App actions are features inside apps that assist you in predicting what your next moves are “based on your context.” For instance, do not be surprised if you are greeted with a link to Maps just as you are about to go out for your work. Or you could be provided with a Spotify shortcut if you just connected your headphone. To enjoy all of these, get into your Android app drawer.
Execute Screenshots Quicker
The old-fashioned Volume down + power buttons still works for snapping screenshots with Android Pie enabled devices. However, a much easier way to achieve the same result is by long pressing the power button and tapping on Screenshot. You would equally find the Restart and Power off buttons when you long press the Power button. This makes it a lot quicker and easier to execute screenshots.
Get Around Much Easier
Android Pie appears to have abandoned the previous android overview buttons for additional swipe controls: Swipe up Home page and view the recent apps that you have used. And when you swipe up again, you will be able to access the app drawer. A couple of the options can be edited, based on your smartphone’ model: navigate to Settings – System – Gestures.
Achieve Screen Rotation In A Snap
Smartphone users just love to switch between landscape and portrait modes display, don’t they? In Android Pie, you don’t necessarily need to execute portrait or landscape viewing mode by going through the screen rotation lock controls.
Android Pie affords you a one-touch access for switching between the both viewing modes. Whenever your orientation is changed and your screen is locked, a small looking Rotate button will be seen. Use it to define your viewing mode.
Silence Repetitive Notifications
Android Pie has been designed to recognize when you are constantly discarding several notifications from a particular app, and requesting if you would wish to mute such notifications. To view an app again that you once muted, launch Settings, click on Apps & Notifications and then Notifications.