Android KitKat is many things, and among them a powerful version of Android. Most of the latest Android devices in the market are running this version, and it’s an astoundingly feature-rich bit of software. While you likely have figured your way around the crevices of KitKat, there probably still are a number of capabilities that you don’t use. In this article, we highlight three powerful tips on that can greatly enhance your experience with KitKat.

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This tool, available on Google Play, offers an incredible experience on devices running KitKat. Once you install it, you’ll be asked whether to keep it as the default UI the next time you hit the Home key. This tool will totally enhance your user experience.

Resolve App Issues

Sometimes, apps are the cause of a lot of problems on Android devices. To start with, they may cause performance lags, battery problems as well as storage degradation issues. On KitKat, you can check whether any apps are draining your battery by navigating to Settings>Battery. To solve any other app-related issues, navigate to Settings>Apps and identify the one that’s causing battery drain, and then uninstall it. You might want to reinstall it later to see whether the problem gets solved altogether.

To find out what apps are eating away your storage, navigate to Settings>Storage, where they are all listed by size.

Face Unlock

Android 4.4 KitKat offers a variety of options for unlocking your device. However, the most intriguing one is the face unlock. This approach scans the unique geometry of your facial features, records in memory, and then uses the front-side camera to establish whether you’re the one attempting to gain access to your device.

To take advantage of this cool security feature, navigate to Settings > Security > Screen lock. The device will analyze your face, and try to match the resulting geometry with a stored portrait. Take note not to use this feature in a darkly lit room as it wouldn’t work correctly. Once you setup this approach, you can also enhance Face unlock by scanning your face a few other times in varying conditions. You’ll just need to blink so that the system knows a picture of you isn’t being used.

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