Have you updated your phone with Google's latest operating system? If the answer is yes, you will be interested in this article in which we give you a few tricks for Android 10 that will increase your satisfaction, we assure you. Android 10 is packed with new and amazing skills, some of which we have been waiting for some time. If you are still waiting for the manufacturer update, here we tell you when it can reach your phone.
How to activate Dark Mode and change the general Android theme
The Dark Mode of the entire system was one of the headlines of Android 10, so it makes sense that it is easy to activate. You just have to go to Settings> Display> Dark Theme and activate it. It is perfect for use at night, as it reduces the chances of a bright screen dazzling you.
Did you know that you can also change the styles of icons, fonts and color combinations in Android 10? There are a number of different themes available, and you will find them in Settings> Display> Styles and wallpapers. You can choose one of the four preset themes or create your own by choosing between the available fonts and icon styles.
How to use Focus mode
Focus mode is the way Android 10 has to keep you from getting distracted by various notifications and applications that sound. If you activate it, the applications that distract you that you want will be blocked while the mode is active, leaving you safe from sounds to concentrate.
You will find this useful mode in Digital Wellbeing. You can find the Digital Wellbeing section through the menu of Settings> Digital Wellbeing and parental controls> Focus mode (or by touching the Digital Wellness application in your application list).
Once you've opened Focus mode, you can add or remove applications from the blacklist, and to activate it, just touch the Activate now button. You can also add Focus Mode to your Quick Settings in your notification panel.
How to activate gesture navigation
Android 9.0 Pie introduced a gesture navigation system, but Google was clearly not happy with it, as they are new to Android 10. To try the new (or old) gesture navigation system, go to your Settings app and then play System> Gestures> System navigation. You can choose between the three different options available for Android 10 users. It is worth trying them all, as it is a very personal choice.
How to use Live Captions
It is only available on certain Pixel phones for now, but if you are one of the lucky few with access to Live Captions, then you should know how to use it. Live Captions uses machine learning to add subtitles to any video or audio content, and this function does not need an internet connection to work. It is easy to activate; you just have to upload the medium you need to subtitle, press any volume key and then touch the Live Caption box that appears below the volume bar. If you can't see it, go to Settings> Accessibility> Live Subtitles and make sure that the Live Subtitle in the volume control is activated.
How to use enhanced Smart Reply
Smart Reply has received some improvements in Android 10. The feature, which offers contextual automatic responses in message notifications, now offers additional functionality: if someone sends you a link to YouTube or Google Maps, you can open the link directly from your notifications . It works in SMS messages, but also in other messenger applications such as Facebook Messenger.
How to change app permissions
One of the biggest changes in Android 10 was not a new feature, but a tightening of the Android permission system. Android 10 includes a specific section where you can see which applications have access to what permissions and make changes easily. You can find this in Settings> Privacy> Permission Manager.
Location data is one of the most personal permissions you can grant to an application, and Google provided a new level of permission only for location data. Go to Settings> Privacy> Permission Manager> Location to find an application and set it to Allow only while using the application to prevent it from accessing your background location.
How to share Wi-Fi data with a QR code
Sharing Wi-Fi passwords can be a hassle, especially if you have wasted your documentation. Fortunately, while connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can easily share your Wi-Fi connection with a friend. Android 10 contains a tool that converts a Wi-Fi connection into a QR code, which can be scanned by a friend's phone. Simply scan the code and they can connect to your wifi. You will find this practical tool in Settings> Internet Network> Wifi, where you can select the Wi-Fi connection you want to share. Next, touch the Share button, confirm with your fingerprint, facial scan or password and your exclusive QR code will appear.
How to change screen rotation settings
You don't always want a screen that rotates automatically. For example, if you are browsing Facebook while lying on your side, you don't want the screen to suddenly change to landscape. Fortunately, you can disable automatic rotation by going to Settings> Display> Advanced and then deactivating the automatic rotation option. You can also find the option to disable it in your Quick Settings, which is accessed by pulling down the notification panel.
Android 10 also has additional features for automatically rotating enemies, which means you can leave it off forever. With the auto-rotate function disabled, you can manually rotate the screen by turning the phone to the desired orientation and then touching the rotation button that appears in the lower right corner.
How to activate Google Assistant
You can call the Google Assistant with the words "OK, Google" or "Hey, Google", but you can also ask yourself how to activate the assistant nonverbally. Before you could press the start button to call the artificial intelligence assistant, but the new Android 10 navigation system completely eliminates that button, so how do you do it?
It's a little less than intuitive, but it's ah. Simply drag your finger diagonally from a lower corner of the screen to activate the wizard. If you have done well, see the colors of Google shot out from both lower corners, meeting in the center. After a brief pause, the Google Assistant appears and you can use all your favorite commands.
How to delete applications
A vital tip that is always worth remembering: the removal of applications has not undergone a major renovation since the last version of Android, but there are some tricks you should know. You can uninstall applications by going to the application settings and removing it from there. To do this, go to your Settings app, then press Applications and notifications> See all applications (number). Then select your application from the list and touch the Uninstall button to remove it from your device.
But there is another way to remove applications from your phone, and it is much faster. Simply open the application drawer, long press the application you wish to remove and then drag it across the screen. The list of applications will close and the start page will appear. While still pressing on the screen, drag the application icon to the uninstall icon in the upper right corner and download it. The application will be deleted.