Smartphones are basically a computer in your pocket with a lot of features to make your life easier. It turns out that there are so many cool things you can do with Android phone that you probably don’t even know. From Priority Mode feature to custom icon packs, PushBullet, smart lock system, there is plenty to keep you happy for a while. And as necessity is the mother of all inventions, everything is possible but only if you can pursue it. So to help you get the most out of your phone.

here are cool things or tricks that you can do with your Android phone.

1.Type by swiping
Gesture typing allows you to compose messages by dragging your finger from letter to letter, which is super convenient if you've only got one hand to spare. It's available through Google keyboard (which you can download for free in Google Play), though the default Samsung keyboard offers the gliding function as well, albeit without the floating previews.

2.facial recognition lock
To set it up, go to Settings > Security > Screen Lock and choose Face Unlock (for Galaxy devices: Settings > Lock Screen > Screen Lock > Face Unlock), and then snap a photo and you're good to go. You can also set a backup PIN or take multiple shots for improving facial recognition, and if you're worried that some mastermind might unlock your phone using just a picture of you, you can set a "Presence Check," which requires you to blink.

3.Add and Remove Items From the Homescreens
When you first turn on your Android smartphone; there’s stuff every where,It can be very intimidating.
That’s why one of the first things you need to learn is how to declutter your homescreens.
To remove an item from your homescreen:
Long-Press (press and hold) on it until you see X Remove up at the top of the screen
Drag the icon up to the X Remove
Lift your finger
Don’t worry this does not uninstall the app.
Its simply removes the item from your homescreen so you can make room for the stuff you want to use.
To Add an App shortcut or widget to one of your homescreen panels
Locate the App or Widget in your App Drawer
Long-Press (press and hold) on it until your homescreen panel appears
Drag the icon to where you want it
Lift your finger from the screen
To move an item to another homescreen panel:
Long-Press on the icon and drag it to the very edge of the screen
Do not lift your finger just yet – the homescreen panel will rotate.
Keep going to the edge of each homescreen until you get to the homescreen panel you wish to place the icon.
Then lift your finger.

4.Turn your photos and recordings into a movie

Phones running Android 4.3 and up have the ability to automatically create short films by editing together videos and photos you have stored on your device. The process is a bit more convoluted than the other tips, but the outcome is so much fun that it's worth exploring. First, go into the Google+ app and turn on Auto Backup from settings, so that every photo you take with your phone will be automatically saved in a private folder on Google+. Then, along the top of the "Photos" section, click on the little video camera icon. From there you can choose whichever photos or videos you'd like to turn into a movie, alter the theme, style, and background music, and Google+ does the rest.

5.Setup Security
The more you use your Android Smartphone the more you going to want to use it for.
This means that you might end up carrying around some personal information that would not be good if it fell into the wrong hands – that sounded like an intro to a Liam Neeson movie.
The newer versions of the Android Operating System have a number of way to lock down your phone.
*4 digit pin
*Facial Recognition
And a few even have built in fingerprint scanners
but before you delve into figuring out how to setup the security features.

It takes less than a minute to do.

It allows you to locate your device by turning on the ringer to full volume. Use this if you know its around the house somewhere. Even if its on silent or vibrate Android Device Manager will make your phone ring so you can find it.

If you’re sure you phone was stolen you can remotely wipe everything off of it. Or lock it down so no one can use it.

So before you move on to anything else. Here’s the link for setting up Android Device Manager. Go do this!

6.Access Chrome tabs from other devices
As long as you’re logged into Chrome when you launch a new tab, you’ll see the ‘Recent tabs’ option at the bottom right. Tap this to see the URLs that are open on your other logged-in devices and quickly access any of them.

7.If found, return to
This is another great feature for anyone with a tendency to misplace their phones. If your phone gets lost and you suspect it has been picked up by someone, you can put a message on the lock screen, telling the finder of your phone how to get in contact with you.
You can achieve the same thing with Android Device Manager if you’ve already lost your phone, but the option can be done in advance as a safety measure. Go to Settings > Security > Lock screen message to add your phone number, email or return instructions.

8.Double as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you're in a Wi-Fi jam, you can turn your Android into a portable hotspot. Just go into Settings > Wireless and networks > Tethering and portable hotspot and set up Mobile Hotspot (for Samsung: Settings > More networks > Tethering and portable hotspot). Be aware, though, that whether you're using your device or a laptop tethered to it, it's all coming from your data plan.

9.Install & Uninstall Apps
Your Android Smartphone comes with some incredible features built right into the OS.
Things like Google Now, Google Maps, Voice/Speech Recognition, and so many others.
But lets face it; people love their smartphones because of the Apps.
Apps allow you to tailor your smartphone into a tool that works best for the things you want it to do.
If you’re a budding photographer then you will probably end up with lots of photo editing apps.
If you’re a social butterfly you’ll probably end up with all the social networking apps on your phone.
Into a specific sport or team. There’s plenty of Apps to support your addiction.
Uninstalling an app that came on your device or that your just not using is really easy:
Open the App Drawer
Locate the App you want to remove
Long-Press on it
Drag it to the Uninstall menu option that appears
Lift your finger
Installing an App is not much harder.
First however, you must setup a Google Play account. Because Google Play is where all the Apps are.
You can do it on your device by tapping on the Google Play icon
or you can go to in your favorite browser.
You’ll need a Gmail account to setup Google Play .
Once you’re done setting it up. Start browsing.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of great Apps in the Google Play Store .

10.Remote lock or wipe your lost phone
There’s not much worse than losing your phone. Apart from losing your phone, knowing that someone might have access to your data is even worse and downright dangerous. But Google has an awesome feature called ‘Android Device Manager’ that lets you track and take control of your phone if you ever lose it.
As long as ADM is activated, you can ring your phone, remotely lock it or even factory reset it if you know you’re never getting it back. To enable Android Device Manager, go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators and access the site on your computer if you ever lose your phone.

11.Unlock a hidden animation.
Just go to Settings > About Device, tap on "Android version" until an image shows up (a "K" in Android 4.4. KitKat), and then hold down on that image until the animation begins. In KitKat, you can press down on the red Kit Kat-style Android logo for an even more fun tiled animation.

12.Use Speech to Text to Create Text Messages
Typing on those teeny-tiny virtual keyboards is a down right Pain In The Arse.
Isn’t it funny how if you say a curse word using a foreign accent; then its not a curse word any more. Love that!
Google realized that typing on virtual keyboards on a 4 1/2 inch screen is difficult. That’s why they’ve spent billions mastering speech recognition on your Android Smartphone.
Did you know:Google created the core software that runs your smartphone. They named that software Android. So you’re using an Android Smartphone who’s core software is owned by Google.
Everyone, and I mean everyone uses this tip once I’ve shown them how easy it is.
The more you use speech recognition on your phone the better it understandings you.
Voice recognition is available all over your Android Smartphone. Just look for the microphone icon on the keyboard.
At the very least; use it to create your text messages. You’ll be so glad you did.
BTW, did I tell you that speech recognition even understands punctuation and smiley faces. Learn this feature. AND LOVE IT!

13.Try Push bullet
Copying and pasting URLs is so old fashioned now. Install PushBullet to push links on your phone to your tablet, from your PC to your phone or from your phone to all of your other devices. Pushbullet also notifies you of SMS or calls on your PC and you can transfer files between all of your devices with Pushbullet too.

14.How To Use the Touchscreen
Most smartphones on the market today have large high-resolution touch screens. Many of the top phones come with 2 physical buttons – the volume control and the Power button. That means all the interaction with your device – is through the touchscreen. Honestly, that’s more than sufficient. If you know what to do.
Using the touchscreen and the Spread & Pinch gestures, you can zoom in and out on pictures, websites, and even Google Maps.
The Spread & Pinch gesture can even make the font larger in Text and Email messages making them much easier to read.
Scroll up and down through long lists like Contacts, Photo Gallery, Song list. This works on long webpages and through your Facebook and Instagram Feeds.
Swipe left and right through multiple screens or through all the pictures in your Gallery App.
Open sub-menus or unlock additional functionality like multi-select with the Long-Press .

It won’t take more than a couple of minutes to learn them all. So get started. It’ll make using your Android Smartphone much easier
Well, that sums it up. Learn to do these few things first and you’ll be a Smartphone Guru in no time.
Just be careful because your friends and family will be asking you for phone support everytime they see you.
I’m on a mission to help others just like you learn to use and love their Android Smartphones.
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