Android smartphones are widely used by millions of people, but most users are not aware of how powerful their smartphone can be. There is a slew of tricks that can be done to make your Android device a great one to possess.
The reason that many people do not know the abilities of their smartphones is that they do not tweak the hidden settings. In fact, many do not know that their smartphones have hidden settings.
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Well, if you want to use your Android smartphone to the maximum extent that you can, you can go through the hidden tricks that you can actually try out.
Are you concerned about the security of your Android smartphone? Do you tend to forget the passwords pretty often? Well, there is no need to worry as you can set a smart lock on your Android smartphone.
Just go to the Settings of your phone and move on to the Lock Screen. In that, you will get the Secure lock settings option and from that choose Smart Lock. Here, you will get different smart lock methods as shown in the image.
Sync to a PC/Tab
It is mandatory to set up an Android device with a Gmail account. Despite the fact that it is mandatory, there are many advantages of using the same.
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Well, you can sync everything such as music, pictures, videos, contacts, calendar, emails, etc. to the account to access the same from your computer, any other Android device or even the cloud.
Create a Wi-Fi hotspot
The feature known as tethering is useful to turn your Android smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This way, the internet connection on your smartphone will be converted into a Wi-Fi network for the other devices to log in.
Scan Barcodes with your Android Device
Did you know that your Android smartphone can be used as a barcode scanner? There are many third-party applications available for download on the Google Play Store. These apps will let you scan QR codes and barcodes as well.
Lock Your Android Phone Remotely
Losing your phone is a terrible thing as you will lose not your phone but also the data you had in it. But, you can actually prevent someone from accessing the data in your phone from a remote location.
This is possible with the Android Device Manager. You can access the same from Settings → Applications → Google Settings → Security.ith