While Android is one of the most sought after operating systems in recent times, it has its own special reasons as to why more and more users opt for it. Apart from it being an open source, it also is affordable for most.
There are a host of smartphones that are coming up in recent times, all running the latest Android OS. However, a few realize that Android has even more to offer than its official features list. And there are quite a few to make note of.
But which are features of Android that have been hidden away from the plain sight? How do we know they are there? Here are 5 Android secrets that you should know going ahead.
Maps Without Internet
If you are a traveler and like to set out on long hikes once every weekend, there will be times when you come across places that don't support your specific cell service. If that's the scene, hit up Maps beforehand and select the place you want to go. From there, just type"Ok Maps" and the place will be saved on your phone for offline use.
Act as Hard Drive
There's no need to carry around an external hard drive of a flash drive every time you need to carry data. Rather, you could use your handset to take care of that. Whatever little data you may have, just transfer it onto your handset and you are ready to go anywhere.
Put Your Tag on It
If world was a beautiful place, you wouldn't have had to worry about leaving your smartphone somewhere only to be returned by somebody. However, the world isn't that peachy and to each his own. Make a note that you can put your name, email address, and an alternate phone number on your lock screen so that someone who picks up the device will know it's yours. Just head over to the Settings menu on your phone and then select Security, Screen Security, and then Owner Info.
More Words for Dictionary
You can teach your phone new words by long pressing on a word to adding it to your personal dictionary. That means, next time you go to type it in, your phone will suggest the word after a few letters, hence saving you time and effort.
Know Your Data Usage
You should always keep a tab on how much phone data your smartphone requires to maintain day to day stuff, especially when you don't have Wi-fi around. To know your data usage, go to Settings and then Data Usage to view a complete breakdown of how much data you've used. It will also show you which apps are to be blamed for more data usage. You can limit the data usage anytime you want.