Android has been gradually rolling out to devices from major OEMS. As some of its core features get the most attention, there are a number of Android tips and tricks that may go unnoticed. Here is a list of Android Marshmallow tricks, you need to make use of, if you aren’t already.
1. Uninstalling apps from the app drawer or home screen
Android Marshmallow has made it easier to uninstall an app from your app drawer or home screen, by simply long-pressing it. As soon as you do this on the home screen, Remove or Uninstall options will appear at the top of the screen while in the app drawer, you’ll see App Info and Uninstall options.
You can quickly uninstall the app you want by dragging its icon to the Uninstall option.
2. Enable Developer Options
Though this feature is not exactly new, there are some new features added in the Android Marshmallow. To find the Developer options, head to Settings >> About Phone then tap Build Number at least seven times until an alert pops up informing you that you are now a developer.
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Return to the main Settings menu and you’ll spot the Developer Options right above About Phone. Here you can activate USB debugging, tweak animations, OEM unlocking along with other awesome capabilities.
3. Discover RAM Manager
It looks like Marshmallow is all about providing users with more power over their Android devices and RAM is an essential part of this. Simply go into the Settings >> Memory >> Memory used by apps and you’ll find all the memory-intensive apps installed on your phone.
A simple tap on an app’s tab will display the detailed information with an option to force stop the app if you want. It is important you take advantage of this Marshmallow feature to help you understand what a typical RAM usage is and what isn’t.
4. Better Navigation with Bluetooth
GPS isn’t always the ideal system for finding your location. However, for Android Marshmallow GPS can make use of Bluetooth for more effectiveness.
Head to Settings >> Location and select the 3-dotted hamburger icon. Afterwards, tap the scanning option and on the next page, turn on Bluetooth scanning along with Wi-Fi scanning for increased accuracy.
Now hit the back or return button and select mode, then tap the battery saving mode or high-accuracy options to start using the new setting.
5. Marshmallow’s file manager
You probably didn’t know this, but Marshmallow incorporates its own file explorer. To access it, go to Settings >> Storage & USB >> explore to and there you are.
Its interface is clean and less intrusive compared to other file managers, which provides easy browsing files.
6. Disable notification peeking
The peeking notifications is a feature that allows your notifications to appear at the top of your display
This feature came with the introduction of Android Lollipop, and while app developers seem to have it enabled by default, Android Marshmallow gives you the option of allowing it or disabling it.
To disable these kinds of notifications, go to Settings >> Sound & Notifications >> App Notifications then choose the app generating them and disable ‘allow peeking‘.
7. Switch on Multi-window mode
This tip requires rooting and flashing of your Android. The multi-window feature allows you to launch two separate apps on different ‘pop out’ windows, letting you run the two of them simultaneously. This feature is already found on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Note 5, but with Marshmallow you can now access it on stock Android. For more on this head over to XDA Developer forums for the full tutorial.
Are there other Android Marshmallow tips and tricks you’ve come across? Let us know in the comments.
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