Google’s big, latest & greatest Android OS update, Android Oreo launched before some months. The new version Android 8 Oreo is, for now, available for many smartphones, as well as new launching smartphones, are coming with Android Oreo out of the box. Android 8.0 Oreo may look similar to previous Android version, but there’s a lot under the hood. Android Oreo is packed with nifty new features. Here are some useful Android Oreo Tips and Tricks to get the most out of your smartphone.
1. Enable Google Play Protect And Remotely Wipe Phone
Hackers are always on a lookout to hack smartphones and this is done through the apps in the Play Store. However, this time Google Play Protect comes with an added layer of security so your phone is safe. With Android Oreo, your smartphone gets a set of anti-virus and security tools. If you wish to enable the Play Protect you can do it by going to Settings > Google > Security > Google Play Protect > Scan Device for Security Threats (toggle the option on). A list of apps which have been scanned recently will be displayed. There will be a green tick saying ‘Looks Good’ if your device is ok. The feature can also be accessed from Settings > Security & Location > Google Play Protect.
Besides this security system, Google Play Protect also lets you see the last location of your phone. Using this unique layer of protection you can make your phone ring if you cannot find it or if you think your phone is stolen you can access your phone remotely erase your phone’s internal memory and even lock your phone with pattern, password or PIN. The feature will work only if your phone’s Location has been turned on and the mobile data should be turned on. This is one of the most useful Android Oreo 8.0 tips on the list.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Snooze The Notification
There are times when you don’t want to check your notification right away because you are busy with work at the office or home yet you want the notification to remain so you remember to check it later. This feature here lets you postpone your checking time for later. If you slowly press and slide the notification towards the right you will get a timer icon. If you tap on it the notification is removed from but it stays unread and after a specific time it comes back on your screen. The level of importance continues to be the same. So, for those who have kept a sound for the notification, when the notification comes back it comes back with the sound too.
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