DON’T MISS easy Android upgrades that will improve your life instantly.
The Sun has rounded up three clever Android hacks to master today.
Google Assistant is just one way to make your Android phone smarterCredit: Google / Android Speak easy
Google has a live translation feature that allows you to speak to someone in a foreign language.
That means you can speak into your phone and output a foreign language of your choice.
And another person can speak to you in their language with Google Assistant translating in real time.
Just say something like “Hey Google, be my Spanish interpreter”.
Google Assistant supports 44 different languages for this incredibly useful feature.
Look ma, on the one hand!
Maybe you’re hanging from a subway mast, reaching for a cup of coffee, or wolfing down a sandwich.
However, it can be difficult to use an Android phone with just one hand.
This is especially true in the modern age of giant smartphones.
That’s why Google came up with the one-handed mode that completely solves the problem.
“One-handed mode is a feature that lets you navigate your device more efficiently with one hand,” Google explained.
“When one-handed mode is enabled, you can use one hand to pull down the top half of your screen for easy access to notifications, app content, and more.”
All you have to do is go to the Settings app, look for one-handed mode, and then turn it on.
You can also add the feature to quick settings to make it easier for you to turn it on.
To add it, swipe down twice from the top of your device, then tap Edit.
Drag the one-handed mode into position and you can find it by swiping down twice from the top of the screen.
Google designed Android so that you can hide apps.
Maybe you’re together and you want to keep it a secret.
Or maybe you have a candy crush addiction that you’re not proud of.
Likewise, you may have a TV app that you don’t want kids to watch.
Hiding apps doesn’t delete them from your Android phone.
It just means that when you browse, they don’t appear in their normal place.
And even if you search for the app using the launcher, it doesn’t show up.
Go to Settings and then look for the Home Screen section.
Tap on it and then scroll down until you see Hide apps.
Now tap on Hide apps and select the apps you want to hide.
You can also swipe up on the home screen to open the app launcher.
Then tap the menu icon in the corner and go to Settings > Hide apps.
After that, the process is the same.
You can show and hide apps at any time and as often as you like.
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