Android 10 is the latest version of Android available in the market. Although at the moment there are few phones that have received the update officially, an important part of users already has the latest pie? of Google. Models such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus, the OnePlus 6, 6T, 7, 7 Pro, 7T and 7T Pro, the Google Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL, 4 and 4XL or the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro they are some of the mobile compatible with Android Q. We have had the opportunity to test the update on a OnePlus 6T and we have compiled several of the best Android 10 tricks to get the most out of the mobile.
Share WiFi using a QR code
Although it is a feature based on layers such as MIUI and EMUI, the truth is that it has not been until the last version of Android when Google has decided to implement such a serial function.
The process is as simple as going to the Wi-Fi and Internet section in the Settings application and clicking on the network in which we are connected. Next click on Share and automatically generate a QR code. A password will also be generated with the original characters of the router password.
If we want to connect to a network using this method, just click on the QR code icon to appear in the same section and scan the code in question using the mobile camera.
Change the default Android theme
Although Android Q still does not support third-party themes, it does support a greater degree of customization than Android 9 Pie thanks to the Personalization section included in the Settings application.
In this section we can change aspects of the system as the source, the icon pack or their form (round, square …), accent color and a long etctera.
Activate parental control to control your children
The arrival of Android 10 has led to the launch of a new platform called Family Link with which we can activate a parental control within each Android mobile No need to resort to external applications.
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The question option can be found in the Digital Wellbeing and Parental Control section within the Android Settings application. Now we just have to configure parental control in the homnimo option and connect the account with Family Link.
From the platform enabled for this we can control aspects ofor phone usage time, downloading applications from Google Play or access to certain web pages. All of
Or choose a custom Dark Mode
The last version of Android integrates, finally, the native dark mode. Thanks to this we can change the color of the system to a dark black to reduce the energy impact of the screen on the battery.
Enough with slide the notification bar to activate this mode in quick settings. We can also access the previous Personalization section, or failing that, the Screen.
Any application without its corresponding Dark Mode? From the Developer Options, we can activate by pressing several times on the Build Number Within Device Information, we can force Dark Mode in a really simple way. Within this we will find a option called Force dark mode.
Once we have activated the option in question, all applications will turn black.
Suggested actions and answers: the other great novelty of Android 10
Part of the latest Android version has been focused on improving Artificial Intelligence. One of the tricks of Android 10 more useful is based on what Google has called Actions and quick answers, a function that allows us interact with app notifications predicting responses or actions that we are going to carry out.
In this case, activating this option is as simple as going to the Settings application; specifically to the Applications and notifications section. Later click on Notifications and finally on Advanced, where we will find a tab that will allow us to activate the option of Actions and suggested answers.
To interact with applications using this function only we will have to slide the notification in question with two fingers down. Then the system will propose a series of actions and quick responses.
Connect your mobile to an external monitor
Another option that we can find in the Development Options is about Force desktop mode, a function that allows us connect the mobile phone to an external monitor to transform the Android interface into a complete system desktop, such as Windows, Linux or macOS, with independent windows and applications. Nothing that Samsung or Huawei did not integrate into devices such as the Galaxy S10 or the Huawei P30.
Due to hardware limitations, yes, we can only connect devices that have a USB connection type C 3.1 and a cable compatible with the image output, either from USB type C to USB type C or USB type C to HDMI.
Silence notifications you don't want to hear
Silence notifications of a certain application or contact requires the total deactivation of them until Android 9 Pie. With Android 10 We can silence any notification without deactivating them.
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The process is as simple as press and hold the notification in question and choose one of the options that the system offers us: Important or Other.
With this last we will silence the notification until we tell you otherwise.
Move with gestures through the system
The most anticipated novelty of Android 10 is the gestures on the screen, gestures that improve significantly against the half integration of Android 9 Pie.
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In this case, the great G has created a specific section to activate these gestures called Buttons and gestures. Within this we will access Gestures and navigation bar and we will activate the homonymous option that allows us to interact with the system through gestures.
Some layers of customization add, in addition, the possibility to change the sensitivity of gestures so as not to interfere with the operation of the keyboard and applications that have not yet been adapted to Android 10.
Also with the fingerprint sensor
Although it is less common to find mobile phones with physical fingerprint sensors, the truth is that today is still the fastest – and safest – method to unlock the mobile.
Now we can interact with the notification bar through this sensor with functions that allow us lower and raise the curtain when we receive notifications, as some Huawei and Honor devices currently allow.
We can activate the option in question through the same Buttons and gestures menu where we can activate the gestures on screen.
Bubble notifications: the new hidden feature of Android 10
Another of the most interesting Android 10 tricks of the system has to do with the possibility to establish notifications in the form of bubbles. The bad news is that today the number of applications compatible with this feature is very limited.
To activate the function in question we will have to go again to the Android Q Development Options. Within the Applications section we will activate the Bubbles option. Now we just have to activate the function in each of the applications where we want to be notified in this way.
Just go to Applications in Settings and click on the application in question. Then we will go to the Notifications section and we will activatefinally Bubbles option.
Easter egg: activate the hidden Paint of Android 10
The Easter egg of Android 10 has arrived in the form of a hidden Paint where we can paint to our liking as if it were a conventional image editor.
The way to activate this Easter egg is similar to that of the other versions of Android: we will only have to press several times on Android Version in Device Information.
Once the Android 10 logo appears on the screen we will have to turn the character 1 about 45 degrees, so that it composes a Q with respect to the character 0. Finally we will leave pressed the word Android and let the egg appear in the form of an image editor.
Amplify the sound of the headphones
Sound Aplifier is the name that Google has given its new sound amplifier, a function that, broadly speaking, allows us to increase the volume of the headphones based on Artificial Intelligence of the system.
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Within the Sound section in Android Settings we will find the option in question as long as we have previously connected headphones. The headphone volume automatically increases depending on what is displayed on the screen: dialogues, soundtracks, special effects…
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