5 Hidden and Exciting features of your Android Smartphone

Smartphones have changed the way we live and Android has definitely made a big difference in shaping the lives and lifestyles of us to a better one. We depend on apps that are available in Android from communicating with our friends to maintaining our fitness levels.

But, are we really using all the features in Android? Don’t bother thinking. Because, here are five hidden and exciting features of Android which you can avail without rooting your phone.


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Note: You will have to enable the developer mode in your phone first to use these features. (“Open Settings –> About Phone –> And tap the build number seven times” to enable the developer mode in your phone)

1: Magnify the screen on tapping

You can magnify the screen at any time by tapping the screen twice or thrice depending on the manufacturer of the phone.

To enable this feature, Open Settings –> Accessibility –> Magnification gestures and tap the toggle.

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2: Animation settings

You can adjust the time that your phone takes to open a new window or to toggle between apps using the animation settings in your phone.

To enable this feature, Open Settings –> Developer Options –> “Window Animation scale”, “Transition Animation scale”, “Animator duration scale” and set the animation scale to 1x or 1.5x or 2x or 5x or 10x.

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Larger the number you choose, slower the phone would load the window than it loads usually.

3: Allow mock location

You can truly fake the location using your Android phone. Can’t believe it? Yes, it is not a myth and the best part is that nothing is illegal.

To enable this feature, Open settings –> Developer Options –> “Tap the toggle on Allow mock locations”.

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There are spoof GPS apps that rely on this feature using which you will be able to let other apps and people to spot in the location that you decide.

4: Day dream while charging

You can let your phone to daydream while charging. By enabling this feature, you will be able to let the screen of your phone to stay awake as long as it is getting charged.

To enable this feature, Open Settings –>Developer Options –> “Tap the toggle on Stay awake”

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5: Background Process limit and Don’t keep activities

You can control the background activity of your phone by turning on “Don’t keep activities” and setting the “Background Process limit” as you desire.

“Don’t keep activities” destroys every activity of the app as soon as the user leaves it and “Background Process limit” offers you to control the background running processes in your phone.

To enable these features, Open Settings –> Developer Options –> “Background Process limit” and select the limit as you desire

And Open settings –> Developer Options –> Tap the toggle on Don’t keep activities

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