Android 5.0 usage skills
With CES 2015 approaching, there will inevitably be a wave of flagship products equipped with the latest Android 5.0. Now that the phone is ready, how about you? Are you still new to Android 5.0? It doesn't matter, in this issue, Tiange has compiled the most complete Android 5.0 usage skills for everyone, so that you can master the latest version of Android artifact at the first time!
1. How to enable usb debugging in Android 5.0
1. Find "Settings"--"About Phone"--click "Version Number" under 5-7
2. After clicking, "You are now in developer mode" in the image below will appear. If not, please continue to click until it appears.
3. Go back to the "Settings" page, you can find "Developer Options"
4. Go to "Developer Options", click the "USB Debugging" option, and enable it
2. Screen fixed
Each of our smartphones is full of personal information and sensitive content, so it can be very worrying without good protection. The "screen pinning" new feature added in Android 5.0 can better protect the privacy of users.
Simply put, it can lock an app to the foreground, you can only browse in it, and you can't exit to view other things, such as your private photos. It is located at the bottom of the system settings and security menus. After activation, you need to open the recent application list, select the application you want to pin, and then click the pushpin button in the lower right corner.
Once an app is locked, the navigation keys for Home and recent apps will be disabled, and the back key is limited to the inside of the app. Icons in the status bar at the top disappear, and pull-down notifications don't work. To exit pin mode, simply press and hold the back and last navigation keys at the same time. If you don't want people to log out, you can set a PIN code when enabling this feature.
3. Customize the notification center
Android 5.0 brings users unprecedented control over the notification center. Each application can be individually set in the notification center, and it can only appear when the user wants to see it. All apps have three settings in the notification center: hide, show first, and sensitive content.
If it is set to hide, the application will not appear in the notification center; if it is a frequently used application, it can also be set to be displayed first and topped in the notification center; if it involves sensitive applications, it can also be displayed in the notification center Reminder, hide specific content.
There are also two ways to adjust the display mode. One is to press and hold any notification to enter the settings, and you can also enter the settings in the settings, sound & notification options menu.
4. Hide private content
As mentioned above, in the notification center we can choose to hide sensitive privacy notifications to prevent others from seeing the notification content even when the screen is locked and password lock is in place. We can set the hidden notification content for an application individually, or let the Android system automatically complete these content for you.
Go to "Settings", "Sound & Notification", "Device Lock", you will see three alternative settings, namely "Show All", "Hide Sensitive Information" and "Hide". After selecting one of the items in the middle, when the app appears in the notification center, only the app name is displayed without the notification content.
5. Search settings options
Due to the high degree of customizability of the Android system, the setting options are also very complicated, which is a good thing for deep users who like personalization, but it is a nightmare for ordinary consumers. Although Google has made the settings menu as simple as possible, it continues to improve in Android 5.0, adding a search function for settings options.
When you enter the settings menu, you can click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner, it will appear in each setting interface, and you can find the content you want to set in it. Although it can't be 100% accurate, at least it still provides some convenience.
6. Power saving mode
One of the most popular features of Android 5.0 Lollipop is the addition of a power saving mode, which can help you save a lot of extra power in critical moments. When power saving mode is turned on, the system will turn off vibration and the background of most applications. In addition, users can also set to manually turn on or turn on automatically. When the power is lower than 15%, the status bar at the top turns red to indicate that it has entered the power saving mode. We can also enter the settings menu for more detailed settings.
7. Smart lock screen
The smart screen lock can intelligently determine whether to enable the screen lock password according to the scene where the device is located. For example, if a trusted Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. is connected, the system will determine that the current scene of the device is safe, and the lock screen password will be automatically canceled at this time; if the state of the device does not conform to the user preset , the device will automatically lock again. Although it is not 100% accurate to judge the scene only based on these conditions, compared with the previous single lock screen, the smart lock screen has taken a big step towards "smart", and it can really bring us convenient.
The smart lock screen currently has three main ways, the first is to trust the device to unlock, when any added Bluetooth or NFC device is connected to the phone, the system will automatically unlock; then the face unlock, before each unlock, the system will scan the user The facial information will be unlocked only after meeting the standard; the last is the location unlocking, when the system determines that it is in the position set, it can also be unlocked automatically.
8. Priority mode
Android 5.0 was so new to many that after someone couldn't find silent mode, they wondered if Google removed the feature or if it was a system bug. In fact, this is just a small change in the notification of the new system, giving users more rights to control how and when information is received, not a system bug.
When we press the volume + or volume - button, a volume slider will appear on the screen, and the user can adjust the volume in normal mode. In the previous Android system, press the volume-button, the volume will be reduced first, then the vibration mode, and finally the mute. In Android 5.0, the mute function has not been canceled. From left to right under the slider, we see three modes: "None", "Priority" and "All". down, it doesn't even sound an alarm. So don't use this mode lightly. If necessary, you can select the time option under the "None" mode to set a zero-disturbance time period.
In the middle of the slider we see a priority function, which is actually the new "mute" function. It will mute almost all notifications by default, as will the phone ringtone. Of course, the user can also set the time period to turn off the "priority" mode.
9. Do Not Disturb Mode
In addition to the above priority mode, Android 5.0 also added a new "do not disturb mode". This feature has been around for a while on iOS, and this is the first time it's on Android.
When we press the volume button, we will see the prompt to select the mode. Now in Do Not Disturb mode, the user will not be disturbed by any prompts, not even the alarm clock. In addition, we can set the duration of the pollution mode, from indefinite to several hours.
10. Quickly turn on the flashlight
The days of Android users turning on the flashlight feature via a third-party plugin are finally over! Google has now officially added the feature to the Control Center. We just need to swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to activate the control center, and we can see the button to turn on the flashlight.
11. System backup and restore
The installation wizard of the Android system is not an easy process, starting from logging in to a Google account, it is almost a torture for users. Sometimes even downloading previously installed apps from the new Google Play Store is always missing an effective backup restore mechanism.
Now Android 5.0 finally ushered in the change, and now we can restore any of the previous backup options, even including all settings, wallpapers and icons. Of course, restoring the application is not a problem, which saves a lot of time for the user.
12. Flappy Lollipop Easter Egg Game
Every version of the Android system has Easter eggs hidden, and the Android 5.0 released this time is even more so. Recently, some netizens exposed the easter eggs of Android 5.0 on the Internet. Interestingly, in addition to the codename image "lollipop", the easter eggs of Android 5.0 also added a special mini-game.
The way to find the easter egg is very simple, enter the settings, click on the about interface, click the version number continuously, a small purple dot will appear, click again, the Android 5.0 code image "lollipop" will appear, and it will change every time you click color.
In addition, there is another Easter egg in Android 5.0, which is the "Lollipop" version of Flappy Bird. The way to view this easter egg is also very simple. Just press and hold the lollipop for more than 2 seconds to enter the game interface of this game. In the game, the bird is replaced by the Google mascot robot, and the original rows of green pipes have also become colorful lollipops.
13. Improved Quick Settings
Android 5.0 Lollipop has also redesigned the quick settings interface, and added many functions that were not there before. For example, after clicking the data connection icon, users can now view more detailed information, including data traffic and system space usage over a month, etc. Etc., more content can also be customized to view in the settings.
14. Jump from quick settings to detailed settings
The new quick settings interface lets us jump right into the feature's full settings menu. For example, click the alarm clock icon to enter the alarm clock setting interface; click the battery to view more detailed remaining space; click the avatar to quickly enter the user switching interface and so on.
15. Guest mode
The guest mode that Google added in Android 5.0 is actually a bit long overdue. In Fang Ke mode, we can log in to the mobile phone as the owner. If you don’t want others to see some content of your mobile phone, you can also switch to guest mode secretly, and you can add up to 4 guests.
After switching to this guest login, you can set whether to allow the guest to make and receive calls, and the Hangouts in the previous host mode, that is, the content of text messages, can no longer be seen, and the guest needs to re-add a Google account, but the call history is still visible. . Therefore, guest login can go a step further in protecting the privacy of the host.
16. Check the remaining charging time
Finally, it is a very simple and very intimate function. On the lock screen of Android 5.0, the remaining time of full charge can be displayed while charging. In this way, users who are short on time can better plan their time.
17. Tap & Go
If you're planning on getting a new phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop instead of opting for an upgrade. Then you will definitely love the Tap & Go service. Its function is simple and practical: use it to match the device running the lollipop system with any smart phone running the Android 4.1+ system through NFC technology, and realize the rapid sharing of data and information between devices. For example, an account from an old device can be quickly transferred to a new phone via Bluetooth.
With Tap & Go, you can also back up your old device's data (including apps and app data) and quickly restore it to a new device. This feature is very, very useful and alleviates the common hassle of swapping between old and new devices. Even your favorite icons and folders will appear exactly the same in the new system.
18. Search in settings
In the history of the Android system, the Google search toolbar has never been so ubiquitous. But the search toolbar we use in the settings is slightly different, the search in the settings can only find a certain menu option.
Everyone's first reaction must be that this is a tasteless function, but in the process of frequent use, we still think that if you know what you are looking for, then using search will definitely be faster than swiping the screen to find the menu item .
19. Quickly check traffic usage
The drop-down notification bar panel has changed a lot in the 5.0 system. In addition to the two points mentioned earlier, we found that the "Quick Settings" also added a cellular network icon for viewing traffic statistics. After clicking this icon, we can browse the consumption of traffic this month, which is very convenient.
20. Quick access to alarm settings
Another handy feature in the Lollipop system is that we can quickly view and access alarm settings in the notification shade. After pulling down the notification bar menu, we can see the time point of the next alarm in the top left corner. Long press this area, you can quickly enter the alarm settings to make changes.
21. Prevent the flood of messages in the notification bar
Users of smart phones are more or less troubled by the flood of messages in the notification bar. Whether the free version reminds you to upgrade to the premium premium version, or social games like Clash of Clans keep urging you to join the fight, etc. In the 5.0 Lollipop system, it is very easy to find the source of the notification bar message and prevent the app from sending the message. As long as we long press the notification message, the application that sends the message will be displayed, and click the settings button on the right to enter the settings menu. At this time, choose to withdraw the notification bar message permission, or delete it directly.
22. Hide sensitive notification messages on the lock screen
Speaking of notification bar messages, the biggest change in Android Lollipop is the lock screen. The lock screen in the new system becomes a notification message center. While this makes viewing notification messages very convenient, privacy concerns also arise. Because anyone can view the phone's lock screen.
Fortunately, Google has already considered this problem and has provided relevant interfaces for developers. We just need to go to "Settings - Sound & Notification Message - When the device is locked" and select "Hide sensitive notification message content". After the operation is completed, the application will automatically hide the message content on the lock screen interface to ensure the user's privacy.
23. Disable all notification bar messages
As someone may have noticed, we can disable all notification bar messages in the same way: go to "Settings - Sound & Notification Messages - When the device is locked" and select "Hide sensitive notification message content".
24. Restrict the communication functions of guests or other accounts
Some people may know that a feature of the Android tablet has also been ported to the 5.0 Lollipop system. It's User Profiles. Actually it is divided into two types: guest configuration and normal user configuration. The difference between the two is that the guest mode is mostly just lending someone to use our device for a short period of time; the normal user configuration is for situations where you need to share the device for a long time, such as your lover.
As device administrators, we can control the communication functions of the account under different configurations: for example, the guest mode restricts the call function, and the ordinary user mode restricts the call and SMS functions. Of course, emergency dialing can still be used normally.
25. Pinning apps
Guest mode is a very handy feature when we need to borrow the device to someone else. What if the other party just wants to take the opportunity to make a phone call at this time, not for a few hours? Maybe we want to lock a few applications, only allow the other party to use these applications, and not the others.
In this case, the "Pinning Apps" feature in the Lollipop system comes into play. In this mode, the other party only has permission to use fixed applications. To exit this mode, press the card menu (list of recently used apps) and the back key at the same time, and enter a security code.
To activate this feature, go to "Settings - Security - Screen Pinning". After launching, just select the app you want to lock in "Recent Apps", and click the mint green Pin icon in the lower right corner.
So far, how many of the 25 tips have you memorized? "No new system phone! No sense of practical operation", it doesn't matter, you might as well collect this article, just wait for the new phone to appear!