Android P Tips and Tricks Best hidden features of Android P Top 10 New features of Android P ——————– Check out my review of the Honor View 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAVxVehFuCU ———————- Social Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndroTrix Instagram: https://instagram.com/Andro_Trix Twitter: https://twitter.com/Andro_trix ————————– Transcript: Starting off with the first new feature that is the pattern overhaul on the lock screen. Now the pattern fades away as soon as you go to the next dot and it’s really handy if you have a simple password but if you are someone who has set the pattern like this you don’t have to worry about people knowing your pattern just by looking at it. The second change you’ll notice is that Dock and the search bar is more prominent on the home screen. Both the dock and the search bar has the light background which makes it stand out from the rest of the screen The next change is the new icon styles available in the settings of the pixel launcher. You can choose from default, square, rounded or teardrop and it’ll mast all icons to that shape. Since the launch of android marshmallow, Google has been changing the notification panel in every android update and they haven’t missed out this time as well. Now the icons look more ios’ish and they have the blue accent which actually looks really clean. One thing to note is that the settings have been removed from the first drop-down and you’ll only be able to access it when you expand the notification and you’ll also notice that now the expanded notification has the vertical scroll which is very natural compared to horizontal scrolling. Going into settings you’ll see the most visible change. They have added colorful icons which I really hate. this makes it look more like a skin then the Vanilla android but it’s going to stay and I’ll have to adopt it. What do you think of the new settings page? Do you like this color icon or not. Vote it right here! Going into the settings one by one you will notice that the Apps menu now shows the recently used app before it shows the complete menu of the apps you have. I wish they showed the entire list of the app in recently used order. It would make it easy for the users to uninstall apps just by visiting the list. Moving on to the battery, they have changed quite a lot over here. You cannot see the battery graph in here as well as you don’t have the option to see the battery used by apps individually. They have also renamed the battery saving option to Reduce power mode and finally it going to battery saver mode doesn’t add the orange bar at the top and the bottom. In the advanced settings of the display theme, you’ll see an unimaginable option of the device theme where you can add a notch on your smartphone. Yes, since all the Android OEM’s seems to follow the Essential smartphone and go with the notch they have added this feature to built apps around it. Also, you’ll notice that the “No notch” settings is named as Pixel theme which makes me feel that the Pixel 3 would not have the notch but I can’t be sure as they also did this (Fun of headphone) for Pixel 1 One thing which was always super confusing even for me was the do not disturb mode and they have worked on it to be simple this time. It a simple turn on and turn off feature in Android P. They have also changed the volume button to change the media volume instead of Ring volume which I’m sure you don’t change very often. The whole control volume option has been shifted to the right side making it simple for one hand usage and the toggle to switch your phone from Ring to vibrate to mute is as perfect as it can get. There’s no major change in the security and location tab apart from the fade out of the pattern which I have already shown below. I’m not sure if you are aware or not but there’s no direct face unlock option in the pixel, you will have to go to smart-lock and turn it on. They have also added quite a few options in the accessibility settings from which the most useful according to me is the option turn off the Animations which was earlier hidden in the developer options Android P also has it’s own screenshot editing tool which allows you to make doddles and crop the screenshot via the markup application. It’s pretty sad to see that the screen recording and the scrolling screenshot are still not available on the stock android. Coming to the last feature for this video, it is the magnifying tool which allows you to do this. it’s not a deal breaker but it’s definitely helpful when you actually use it.