Smartphones assume more and more functions that practically decree the death of other gadgets: digital camera, MP3 player, GPS navigator, flashlight, etc. If we think of third-party apps from the Play Store, their possibilities multiply.
You probably know most of these uses – checking social networks, sending emails, even making calls and sending SMS – but you may not know all the uses you can give your Android. Here are five really cool functions that few people know about.
1. Voice search with screen off
Not all Android smartphones have this function, but you can own one and not know that it exists. In fact, some devices allow you to search with the OK Google hotword even with the screen off. This requires the device to have a dedicated listening core that can operate the search even when the screen is not active.
To find out if your smartphone can search with the screen off, go to Config. Google> Search & Now> Voice> Ok Detect Google> Always on and select the option. Remember that you will need to train Google to recognize your voice (the options are on the same screen). If your device doesn't have the function, only From Google app and From any screen will appear.
2. Access Chrome Tabs from Other Devices
If you are using Chrome as your default browser (ie most of us), did you know that you can access Chrome tabs from other devices?
Just sign in to Chrome, and when you open a new tab you will see the Recent tabs option in the bottom right corner. Click on it to see the open urls on your other logged in devices, so you can access any of them.
3. Owner data on lock screen
This is an ideal tip if you often forget your smartphone at the bar tables of life. If you have lost your device, you can place a message on the lock screen informing the person who thought how they could contact you.