Level of difficulty: for beginners . The spread of Android 5.0 Lollipop continues , and more and more users can now do try this operating system in the case. According to the developers, Lollipop became the biggest Android update in the last few years. Here you will find not only a significant change in appearance, but also many new features, some of them hidden from superficial view. In this article, we have prepared for you useful tips on the use of the new features of the latest version of Android.
How to transfer data from another phone
If you decide not to wait for a firmware update for your gadget, and decided to buy a brand new device with Android L on board, you will need to transfer all your data from your old device to the new. To do this, there was a Tap & Go special function. It is used to “move” from any device running Android 4.1 or higher, on your new Android Lollipop.
Easy step by step wizard allows you to connect two smartphones together using NFC and transfer the information via Bluetooth. With this you can save not only your operating system settings, but also individual applications and their settings.
How to find the right setting
If you are tired of remembering which of the screens branched menu option you want is located, use the Android L appeared in the search for the device settings. Now you only need to enter the name of the desired function, and you will immediately see all the appropriate settings for your query.
How to recall the Quick Settings
Previously, quick settings panel located next to the notifications panel, and the transition between them occurred side swipe. The new version of the operating system to access to the switches, you must first pull the curtain notifications, and then once again hold down the screen, as if pulling it out of the notifications. Another way to extend the Quick settings – do swipe with two fingers from the top of the screen – this feature is carried over from the previous version of the OS.
How to turn on the flashlight
Now there is no need to install a special application, with which you can highlight yourself in a dark place. Android Lollipop has a built-in flashlight. The corresponding icon you find in the switch panel.
How to quickly find the volume of data transferred
Another innovation concerns monitoring panel switches the data volume transmitted over the mobile interface. Now you can simply touch the icon corresponding to the connection to instantly see the current data values. This feature is very useful for those users who use tariff plans with various traffic restrictions.
How to quickly get to the alarm clock
Excellent function, has long been implemented in some third-party firmware, allows to directly in the notification bar to see whether you have enabled Service and for how long. It is expected that the tap on the icon causes the alarm settings window.
How to hide all or only selected notifications from the lock screen
As you probably know, Androoid Lollipop learned to display received notifications directly from the lock screen. However, it represents a certain threat to your privacy, because anyone can read them without even unlocking your phone. Google has taken care of that and give application developers the ability to specify some notice as private. Users also need to open the Settings> Sounds & Notifications> the lock screen (Settings> Sound & notifications> When device is locked) and check the option “Hide personal information» (Hide sensitive notification content). Now, private notices will not appear on the lock screen. If you do not want to see anything extra on lokskrine, in the same section of the settings select the option “Do not show notification» (Do not show notifications at all).
How to enable silent mode
Another great feature which we have long been waiting for, will ensure you rest for a specified number of hours and is analogous to the function “Do not disturb” in iOS. To activate it, you must first press the volume key on the physical device. On the volume control is displayed, and underneath are three new buttons: “No”, “Priority” and “All» (None, Priority, All). The first of them completely blocks all incoming calls and notifications. When you select this mode, you can directly specify the duration in hours. The second mode ( “Priority”) allows you to fine-tune which events and in what time you want to block. Finally, the third mode transmits all notifications regardless of the source and time.
How to attach the application
Multiplayer mode, first appeared on the plates, but now become available for smartphones, it allows you to use the gadget to several owners. But what if you need to give he borrowed your device for a short time, for example, give the child to play or to show a colleague a document?
Then you will gain a new feature through which you can restrict the use of the device only one application. You like to attach a program to the desktop screen, whereby the user can perform any action within the program, but can not turn it or switch to another application.
To activate this feature, go to Settings> Security> Lock in the application (Settings> Security> Screen pinning) and slide the switch.After that, the menu of recent applications in the lower right corner you will see an icon pushpin, click on that and fix the last application on the screen. To exit this mode, simultaneously press “Recent” button and a “Back”.
As a power-saving mode
Android Lollipop was built in power saving mode, but it is quite far hid in the settings, so not all users know about it. Activate it can be in the section Settings> Battery (Settings> Battery). Here, pay attention to the sub-menu, which is hidden under the three dots in the upper right corner. You can select this mode switch when the 5 or 15 percent charge. When connecting the charger saving mode is automatically switched off.
How to start hidden game
And finally introduce you to a fun secret Android L. In each version the developers are hiding from us one or even a few “easter eggs”, but this time in the Lollipop code was a place for the whole game in the style of the acclaimed Flappy Bird.
For it you will have to start to open the device settings and move to a section with information about the device’s Settings> About phone (Settings> About phone). Here is a quick tapnite four times the version number of Android. After that you will see a picture of a lollipop. Now, tap it a few times, and then hold your finger until the game starts.
This is not a complete list of new features of mobile operating system from the latest version of Google, and we will continue to acquaint you with its secrets in a future article. In the meantime, we want to ask your opinion: Do you like Android Lollipop innovations and, if so, what seems to be the most valuable?