5 Android Shortcuts that Every User Should Know

    Android users outnumber the iPhone and other device users. The reason is that there is a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to the Android platform.

    5 Android Shortcuts that Every User Should Know

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    These days, Google is introducing a lot of new features to the mobile operating system in an attempt to enhance the user experience significantly with every latest iteration of the platform. For instance, the recent Android 7.0 Nougat also brings a slew of new features and enhancements that will take the Android experience to an all new level.

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    Be it an existing or a new Android user, you will definitely be missing out some shortcuts that the platform offers you. The same is enhanced by the manufacturer specific skin on top of Android. Here, we have come up with some Android shortcuts that you need to know.

    Bypass the lock screen

    The lock screen and security menu that will let you stay secure and keep your data protected. You can bypass the security when you are using the device in a safe and trustworthy place by skipping PIN, pattern or password.

    Reject calls with a text

    Your smartphone can double as your personal secretary informing callers why you can't answer their calls. On most phones, this option is available in Phone → Settings. It is known as Call blocking, Quick responses or a similar term. You can edit the call reject messages as per your requirement.

    Open the camera instantly

    Launching the camera shouldn't make you miss capturing a moment. For this reason, the Android phones have a quick camera launch feature that will differ from one manufacturer to another.

    Add contact widgets

    You can make use of widgets to look for your favorite contact. Tapping the shortcut loads a contact's details and lets you to make a call, send a message or emqail without entering the address book.

    Enable 'OK, Google' everywhere

    With "OK, Google" everywhere. you can get answers to all your questions from any screen. Open the Google (search) app and head to Settings → Voice → "Ok Google" Detection and enable the option 'From any screen'. Say the magic words three times and that's it. This way, you can use the trusted voice option in Smart Lock as well.


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