Top 10 Android tips

Disable your app notifications

This can come in handy when you are sitting in a meeting or with your boss and you don’t want silly notification sounds and vibrations to distract you. For using this feature you should be using Jelly Bean 4.1 or above.

  • Go to the notification bar
  • Long Press on the notification. A message box will come up
  • Tap on App Info
  • Uncheck Show Notifications

Do More With The Help of Notification Badges

Notification Badges is another new feature that comes with Android Oreo. While you can always view your notifications from the notifications panel, in the case where you have tons of notifications, it can be quite tedious to scroll through to list to find the notification you were looking for. Thanks to Notification Badges, the entire process has been simplified. On Pixel Launcher (or any other supported launcher), whenever an app gets a notification, there will be a notification dot over them. Simply long pressing that icon will reveal the notification badge for that app, which allows the user to view the notification for that app conveniently. Furthermore, underneath the notification badges is also the list of various app shortcuts, that you can use to carry out various app related tasks that would otherwise require you to open the app. Lastly, if there is a widget available for the selected app, it will be shown in the notification badge as well. You can directly add a widget to the home screen using this button.

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See where you’re spending time

Get a better idea of how often you use your phone. You can see how many notifications you get, plus how much time you spend in apps and how often you check your phone.

Know the Rules

  • Make sure you hit the claim button to claim rooms that already contain a stone quarry/gold mine. You will find a few such excavated rooms scattered around your dungeon. Use your imps to dig out rock tiles to create a tunnel to the unclaimed room. When the path is clear, just hit the claim button to capture it.
  • You cannot build a defensive room close to another defensive room. You can order imps to excavate tiles that are adjacent to claimed territory.
  • Attackers will enter your dungeon through claimed rooms. Place traps on tunnels that connect claimed rooms to Dungeon Heart and other defensive rooms.
  • Make sure you collect stones and gold by tapping on quarries/mines regularly. Uncollected stones and gold will be snagged by enemy units.
  • Whether you are attacking enemy dungeons or defending your lair, summon units first. To recruit them, hit the summon button just above the raid button.
  • Protect your dungeon’s heart at any cost. It’s in your enemy’s hit list. You should also protect all rooms, especially the treasury and warehouse, which store your hard-earned gold and stone. The treasury and warehouse isn’t a defensive room and so needs extra protection.
  • You get an efficiency boost every time you slap an imp. To do this, tap on the minion icon at the top-left corner of the screen and swap those imps. The next boost will be available after 30–40 minutes.

Organize your home scree shortcuts with folders

If you are a heavy android user then you must have a lot of apps. Sorting them into folders on your home scree may prove efficient in handling them and making the phone run smoothly.

  • Long Press on a shortcut you want to put in a folder and drag it on to another one of that
  • A circle will appear around the apps. It indicates that a folder has been created.
  • Tap on the newly created folder
  • A small window will appear with your apps in it The folder can be renamed, deleted moved into another folder and you can add more apps to it by dragging them to the folder.

Wireless File Transfer

This is the first Android TV trick that you should know. There are times when you want to send files to your Android TV but have to look for pen drives for file transfer which is a hassle. Not anymore. With Send Files to TV app (Free, offers in-app purchases), you can wirelessly send files from your Android smartphone to Android TV. You just need to be on a common WiFi network and SFTV app will work seamlessly.

Set time limit of App

App timer let you know you when you’re getting close to your set limits, and App icon gray out when you reach a limit to help remind you of your goals. How to remove full screen popup ads from Android phones?

Video Calling with Duo (PiP Support)

If you are not aware, Google Duo has arrived on Android TV and it’s available on the Play Store. You just need to plug in a webcam and Android TV will take care of everything. Keep in mind, your Android TV should be on Android 9 build to be able to use this feature. The best part about Google Duo on Android TV is that even Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP) works. For instance, while you are on a video call on Duo, press the Home button on the remote and a PiP window will appear as an overlay. Now, you can open any sports app and co-watch the game with your friends and family. What’s more, the overlay window remains on top of video players as well. If you want to learn how to install Google Duo on Android TV then follow our linked guide.

Take Control of Apps Running in Background

For any mobile user, battery optimization is an important aspect of any operating system. While Android Oreo features tons of battery optimizations, it also gives the user control over what apps should one allow to run in the background. Basically, Android Oreo shows the user what apps are currently running in the background, and allows him/her to effectively force close them. The steps to do so are pretty simple and are as follows:

  • Open up the notification panel to reveal the Android System’s notification regarding the list of all apps running in the background. Tap on it to go to the app’s info page.
  • Once there, simply tap on “Force Stop” to stop the app from running in the background.
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