10 Cool Things You Didn't Know Your Android Could Do


Plug a mouse into your Android:
You can plug a wired or wireless mouse into an android phone and it'll work.

Tap Phones To Share Content:
Android Beam allows you to instantly exchange almost anything videos,contacts, music and even certain app-specific items etc all just by touching two NFC-enabled devices with each other.
To Do This:
Hit Settings - More - enable NFC-enabled (or, for Samsung devices, Settings > Connections) and then turn on either Android Beam or S Beam right below the NFC option.

Look At It To Keep It Bright And Awake:
Though this is a Samsung-specific feature, most people don't know about it. Smart Stay keeps your Android bright and awake for as long as you look at it.
To Do This:
Hit Settings > Display > Smart Stay (for Samsung: Settings > Smart Screen > Smart Stay).

It Can Display Your Contact Info On The Lock Screen:
Android devices let you display your contact information right on your home screen.So, just in case someone wants to return your phone, it will be easy for them to track you down and take you out of your lost phone misery.
To Do This:
Hit Settings > Security > Show owner info on lock screen (for Samsung: Settings > Lock Screen > Lock screen widgets > Owner information), then just type out your information.

5)Invert Colors:
Yes, you can even invert the existing color scheme of your Android phone.
To Do This:
Hit Settings > Accessibility (under "My Device" in Samsung) > Negative Colors to make your Android
a little more readable at night.

Take Screenshot And Silence Phone With Your Palm:
This is a pretty handy trick if you own a Samsung device.
To Do This:
Hit Settings > My Device > Motions and Gestures > Palm Motion, where you'll find options for
Capture screen and Mute/pause.

Facial Recognition Lock:
This is the most underrated feature of Android, despite being pretty amazing. To Do This:
Settings > Security > Screen Lock and choose Face Unlock (for Galaxy devices: Settings > Lock Screen > Screen Lock > Face Unlock). You can also set a backup PIN or switch on "Presence Check"which requires you to blink
if you are still paranoid about someone breaking into your phone.

Connect directly with a USB floppy disk drive:
USB floppy disk drive works great with Android.

Locate hidden art in your Android:
Just follow the Steps given in the image and enjoy the Art.

Access Chrome tabs from other devices:
As long as you’re logged into Chrome when you launch a new tab, you’ll see the ‘Recent tabs’ option at the bottom right. Tap this to see the URLs that are open on your other logged-in devices and quickly
access any of them.

  • Plug a mouse into your Android:
    You can plug a wired or wireless mouse into an android phone and it'll work.

  • Tap Phones To Share Content:
    Android Beam allows you to instantly exchange almost anything videos,contacts, music and even certain app-specific items etc all just by touching two NFC-enabled devices with each other.
    To Do This:
    Hit Settings - More - enable NFC-enabled (or, for Samsung devices, Settings > Connections) and then turn on either Android Beam or S Beam right below the NFC option.

  • Look At It To Keep It Bright And Awake:
    Though this is a Samsung-specific feature, most people don't know about it. Smart Stay keeps your Android bright and awake for as long as you look at it.
    To Do This:
    Hit Settings > Display > Smart Stay (for Samsung: Settings > Smart Screen > Smart Stay).

  • It Can Display Your Contact Info On The Lock Screen:
    Android devices let you display your contact information right on your home screen.So, just in case someone wants to return your phone, it will be easy for them to track you down and take you out of your lost phone misery.
    To Do This:
    Hit Settings > Security > Show owner info on lock screen (for Samsung: Settings > Lock Screen > Lock screen widgets > Owner information), then just type out your information.

  • 5)Invert Colors:
    Yes, you can even invert the existing color scheme of your Android phone.
    To Do This:
    Hit Settings > Accessibility (under "My Device" in Samsung) > Negative Colors to make your Android
    a little more readable at night.

  • Take Screenshot And Silence Phone With Your Palm:
    This is a pretty handy trick if you own a Samsung device.
    To Do This:
    Hit Settings > My Device > Motions and Gestures > Palm Motion, where you'll find options for
    Capture screen and Mute/pause.

  • Facial Recognition Lock:
    This is the most underrated feature of Android, despite being pretty amazing. To Do This:
    Settings > Security > Screen Lock and choose Face Unlock (for Galaxy devices: Settings > Lock Screen > Screen Lock > Face Unlock). You can also set a backup PIN or switch on "Presence Check"which requires you to blink
    if you are still paranoid about someone breaking into your phone.

  • Connect directly with a USB floppy disk drive:
    USB floppy disk drive works great with Android.

  • Locate hidden art in your Android:
    Just follow the Steps given in the image and enjoy the Art.

  • Access Chrome tabs from other devices:
    As long as you’re logged into Chrome when you launch a new tab, you’ll see the ‘Recent tabs’ option at the bottom right. Tap this to see the URLs that are open on your other logged-in devices and quickly
    access any of them.



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