Everyday my smartphone blows my mind. Apart from pub quizzes, which they’ve taken the soul out of my Android phone has made every facet of my existence easier. That being said, Android phones are so good and can do so much that there are loads of boss features that I don’t use because I don’t even know they exist.
I decided to do a little digging and I’ve found some great little features that hardly anybody knows about. Let’s have a look at them now.
Save Offline Maps
Perfect for anybody going on holiday or who has a low data plan with his or her cell provider this feature could be a literal lifesaver someday.
All you have to do is search for a place in Google Maps and then when Maps has found it you’ll see a More Info button at the bottom. Once you’ve selected this you’ll see a Download button, which when pressed will present you a square covering an area on the map. Everything inside this square will be downloaded, in full detail, and you make it is as large or as small as you like.
You can access your phone from somebody else’s phone!
If you’ve forgotten your phone you can still access all of your phone’s data from your friend’s Android phone. This is especially useful for anybody who needs a phone number that only they have when they’ve left their phone at home.
All you have to is log in to your friend’s phone as a guest user and you’re away.
Make your battery last about 30% longer
Android Marshmallow has a brand new and very easy to use Battery saver mode. Activating it is as easy as clicking a switch and once you have your phone will go into a deep sleep mode when it isn’t in use and background app activity will be reduced.
To activate all you have to do is go to Settings, select Battery and then activate it. After that Hey Presto, you might just get home with a bit of life left in your phone.
If you’ve lost your phone you can just Google it
It really is that simple. All you have to do is head over here and if you’re device isn’t already registered get it setup. Then all you have to do is Google ‘find my phone’ and Google will try to locate it for you. You’ll be able to make the phone beep so you’ll be able to find it easier and if you can’t find it you’ll be able to lock it to protect your data.
This world we live in!
You can put Owner Info on your lock screen in case something bad happens…
If you lose your phone or, God forbid, something bad should happen to you a little bit of information on your phone screen could go a long way. Whether just some information about where to send the lost phone or emergency information for first responders this little snippet could make a big difference.
You’ll find the setting in the Lock Screen or Security menu of your phone’s settings.
So they are our Top 5 hidden Android features. Let us know, which is your favorite below and if we’ve missed one you love let us know in the comments. If you’d like to see more stuff like this like it on Facebook.