Google’s big Android OS update, Android Oreo launched recently in the Android world. The new update is, for now, available to limited smartphones (Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C). Android 8.0 Oreo may look similar to previous Android version, but there’s a lot under the hood. Android Oreo is packed with new unbelievable features. Here are some useful Android Oreo Tips and Tricks to get the most out of your smartphone.
Get started with these Android Oreo Tips
#1. Get Nifty with Notifications
Android Oreo introduces some handy notification enhancements. Android Oreo lets you prioritize notifications in more detailed manner. You can categorize notifications that you want, to appear or not on the screen, with the help of Notifications “Channels”.
You can now snooze your notifications with your Android 8.0 Oreo. This lets you clear the clutter at the moment and remind about something later. You can also customize critical notifications with specific background colour, accompanied by vibrations and sound alert patterns.
#2. Picture in Picture View
Android Oreo lets you use the YouTube-like Picture in Picture. You can run any application in background with any video running. For this:
- Go to Apps & Notifications >> Advanced
- Tap on Special app access >> “Picture-in-picture”
- Toggle “Allow picture-in-picture” in an app which supports the feature.
#3. Make Easy Text Selection
One of the Android Oreo Tips and Tricks you can try out is Text Selection. It is now lot easier in Android Oreo. For example: if you need to select e-mail address, just tap on section of e-mail, and the smart OS will automatically highlight the entire address. Once highlighted, the mobile OS, offers app-based suggestions for you to do.
#4. Automatically Enable Wi-Fi
Android Oreo allows you to automatically turn on Wi-Fi when there’s a high-quality network available. To imply this nifty Android Oreo trick:
- Go to Settings >> Network & Internet >> Wi-Fi
- Scroll down and select Wi-Fi preferences >> Toggle “Turn on Wi-Fi automatically”
Now your Wi-Fi will automatically turn on near the saved networks.
#5. Play with the Octopus
Whether it be Android Oreo or previous Android releases, Google usually has hidden Easter eggs. Head over to Settings >> System >> About Phone. Tap on “Android Version 8.0.0” repeatedly until the Android O symbol pops up. Continue to tap on the symbol a few more times and long press till the device vibrates.
An animated octopus will then show up on your screen. While it may not be the most exciting feature on Android Oreo, it is still a fun thing to have on your device.
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