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9 Hidden Tricks you didn’t know your Android Smartphone could do

We mainly use our Android phones for games, social media and contacting people. However, many of us don’t realize that our devices can do so much more. In this article, you will learn 9 hidden tricks you can use on your Android Smartphone!

1. Hidden tricks your Android Smartphone can do – running apps side by side.




Android allows you to run two apps side-by-side. It can help a lot if you want to do some multitasking on your device. To do this, you have to:

  1. Open two apps that you would like to use side by side.
  2. Now, tap on the on-screen multitasking button. It will show you the apps that are running in the background.
  3. Press on one app and drag it to the top of your screen. Now it will take half of your screen.
  4. On the second half, you will be able to see the rest of the apps that are running. Choose the second one.
  5. Now, the two apps are running side by side. You can resize the space that each one is taking by dragging the black bar in the middle up or down.



Now, you can truly enjoy some multitasking. There is also an option to use both apps in landscape mode. This makes up for a better experience, especially with a bigger screen.

2. Hidden tricks your Android Smartphone can do – put emergency info on lock screen.

In Android there is an option to put an emergency message on your lock screen. This can help in case you lose your phone, for example. You can write some basic contact information about yourself. There are no limitations, as long as you keep it short. To add the message, you can;

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap on “Security&Location”
  3. By “Screen lock”, tap the little cog icon.
  4. Now, tap “Lock screen message”

Here, you can enter your personal message and then, once you finish, tap on “Save”.

3. Hidden tricks your Android Smartphone can do – guest mode.

Guest mode is a cool feature that allows you to create a “Guest user”.  This way, a friend or a family member of yours can use your phone without having access to your files, photos, music and so on.

To add a Guest user, you can:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the notification bar.
  2. Locate the User icon. You can find it next to the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap on the User icon.
  4. Her you will have your account with the picture and name. Tap on Add guest.

From now on, your Android phone will work in Guest mode as long as you will switch the user back to the original one. A guest user cannot access your downloaded files, photos, music and other personal files. It works just like User Account in Windows. This can be handy if you want someone to be able to use your phone without being able to go through your personal stuff.

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