Android 7.0 – Hidden Features You Might Not Know About

If you did not know about it yet, there’s another candy-themed mobile operating system from the great minds over at Google, and it is called Android 7.0 Nougat. If you’re part of the still few (at the time of writing) that can enjoy this new mobile OS, then there might be some hidden features that you still do not know about.

Android 7.0 - Hidden Features You Might Not Know About

Hidden Features to Know About Android 7.0

First, there’s the split-screen mode, which means that you can open up two apps on your Android 7.0 without having to hide or close the other. For Galaxy Note users and other numerous OEM version, this feature may not be entirely new to you. But for the rest of the world, this is a grand addition to the new software. This means that you can now watch YouTube clips while live Tweeting it over at Twitter at the same time, and in the same device. However, do note that not all apps (at the time of writing) do not work in this mode.

Speaking of switching between apps, Android Nougat now makes it easier for you. Before, when you do press on the recent apps button (which is usually found right beside the Home button on your device), it would give you a list of the recent apps that you’ve just used. Now, you can do a double tap on the recent apps button to quickly switch between the two most recent apps being used. This might be just a tiny feature for some, but for many, it is a huge time saver.

Moving forward, with the new Android operating system, you can now set how each app displays its notifications. This is a great feature since you will be able to customize how each of your mobile application can be used, and in by doing so you can even save some battery life.

For those who envy iOS devices as they can set different wallpapers for the home and lock screens, then envy no more; in this new version of Android, you can now do that. In previous Android versions, when you set a wallpaper, it will automatically set it to the home and lock screens. This time around, you can set it to either the home screen, the lock screen, or both.

There are a bunch of other new features in Android 7.0 that might still be hidden for you, like the ability to change the display size of icons and text. Do a bit of tinkering on your phone; who knows what you might discover.


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