Most Important Features on Android 10
Android 10 is one of the most consequential updates Google has ever released for its mobile operating system — and yet, when you find yourself staring at the software for the first time, you might be scratching your head about what’s actually different.
Still, there’s gotta more to Android 10 than that, right? Of course right. The software is filled with interesting new efficiency-aiding features, including a completely new way to get around your phone and a slew of time-saving shortcuts. It’s just up to you to find most of that stuff — and then figure out how to make the most of it.
Gestures and getting around
The use of gesture-based controls are supposed to make it easier to navigate through Android 10’s screens and menus, particularly for phones that have edge-to-edge displays. However, it may take a little while for many older Android users to get used to the new feature
How To Enbale
1. Open the Settings app
2. Scroll to the bottom of the app and tap on System
3. Select Gestures
4.Tap on System navigation
5. Select Gesture navigation
Hidden shortcuts and time-savers
That bottom-of-screen navigation bar in Android 10 houses a supremely useful hidden function: the ability to let you zap back quickly to your most recently used app, similar to Alt-Tab in Windows. No matter what you’re doing, just flick the bar to the right to jump back one step into whatever app you had open last. If you then want to flop back to the app you came from, you can flick the bottom bar to the left — but, confusingly, only for about five seconds after your initial bar-flicking; after that, your original app will shift positions and you’ll have to flick the bar to the right again to get to it.
Customization and control
Don’t forget to take advantage of Android 10’s new and improved notification management options: Press and hold any notification to quickly shift it to silent, which means any future notifications of the same sort will show up in a separate, lower section of your notification panel and won’t audibly alert you to their presence. If you want to get even more nuanced, you can tap the gear-shaped icon within that same area to see all the different types of notifications the associated app is capable of sending and to set specific behaviors for each of ’em.
Quick settings shortcuts
The quick settings buttons offer a handy way to adjust certain Android features. These icons at the top of the phone when you pull down the notification shade — but they’re more than just toggles.
Tap and hold certain icons and you will be taken to their dedicated page in the settings. This is a swift way to access a setting when you want to do more than just switch it on or off; I use it to quickly enter the Bluetooth menu for manual device pairing
You Can Visit The Setting Pages For Setting,Mobile Data, Sound And Profiles And More Just BY Tapping Their Icon.
Shortcuts for your app shortcuts
Tap and hold an app icon on a device running Android Nougat or later and, if the app supports it, various shortcuts will appear in a bubble. It’s a smart feature, allowing users to effectively teleport to specific parts of the app instead of tapping through to them. But it comes with a secondary benefit: you can tap and hold the app shortcuts to turn any one of those into a shortcut button.
For example, tap and hold WhatsApp and a shortcuts list will appear, including recent contacts. Tap and hold one of those contacts and you can drop it on a home screen for even quicker access to that contact.
Set up a lock screen message
This is a feature many people know about but sometimes miss out on a good use case for it. Instead of creating a “My Device” message — or something similarly useless — I like to put an email address as my lock screen message, in case I ever lose my device. That way, if someone finds it, all they need to do is shoot me an email to arrange its return.
Should my phone ever be stolen, this does mean my email address would enter the wrong hands; however, I find that worry completely outweighed by the prospect of a good Samaritan finding my lost phone and helping get it back to me.
The lock screen message setting is in the “Home screen and wallpaper” menu on my handset, but you may find it in the security options on yours.
Hide lock screen notification content
First, you’re going to need to hop into your Android handset’s settings menu by pulling down the notification tray and tapping on the gear icon. Next, select the Security & location option before choosing Lock screen preferences.
At the top of the list, you should see an option for On the lock screen. When you tap on this, you will be given the three following choices: Show all notification content, Hide sensitive notification content, and Don’t show notifications at all. Obviously, the last option is the nuclear option, but choosing to hide sensitive notifications will stop private messages from showing on your lockscreen.