5 Hidden Features in Android You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

By Prajith
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While we use our Android smartphones extensively on a daily basis, there are a few features deeply hidden under the settings that most of us don't know.

5 Hidden Features in Android You Probably Didn't Even Know Existed

These hidden features may come in quite handy at times especially when we are surrounded by an environment which makes hearing difficult or other similar conditions.

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So, here are 5 cool features that are secretly hidden in the OS and can come in very handy.

Magnification Gestures

Magnification Gestures

Akin to the one seen on the Google Maps, the magnification gestures on your smartphone allow you to triple to zoom in and out on the screen. It also allows you to pan and adjust the zoom level. To enable the magnification gestures on your smartphone head straight to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gestures and turn it on.

Text-to-Speech output

Text-to-Speech output

The text-to-speech output feature is also hidden under the Accessibility settings on your smartphone. All you have to do is to download the preferred language pack and ask Google to read you the article you've been planning to read while you're preparing dinner. Now isn't that cool?

Display Color Adjustment
 

Display Color Adjustment

Another feature hidden under the Accessibility settings of your smartphone is the ability to adjust the display colour to your liking. If, for some reason, you don't like the default display colour on your Android smartphone, just open the Settings > Accessibility settings and you'll be able to see colour inversion and colour correction options. Adjust them as you prefer.

Customisable Notification LED

Customisable Notification LED

Ever wondered if you can customise the notification LED to your requirement? Well, you can do that, at least most of the phone offer this feature, if not all. In some Android smartphones, it is hidden under the display settings while in a few, it is located under the customisation options. With this setting, you can customise the colour of the LED as required.

TalkBack option

TalkBack option

One of the coolest options in the Android smartphones is the TalkBack option. If your screen has any issues or you find it difficult to read what's written on the screen you can enable this option to make your smartphone read out loud whatever you tap, press, or activate.

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